Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Leila's Story: The Worker Experience in the U.S. - Economic Update


One worker and student shares their recent work experience, and Tess Fraad-Wolff joins the show to speak about the impacts of experiences like this workers' on people's well-being, all around the United States. "We make such a thing in this culture of being treated appropriately, of having power, of being a free people. But to hear Leila and you talk, right away, the first thought in my mind is "What kind of freedom do you have if you're worried every minute that you're going to lose this job?"... You're not free at all. You're imprisoned." - Richard Wolff This is a clip from Economic Update [S11 E37] "How U.S. Workers are Really Treated". Watch the full episode on our YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/RwGjXtj4bkQ You can also listen to this show on our website or as a podcast on your favorite podcast player. ______________________________________________________________________________________ We make it a point to provide the show free of ads. Please consider supporting our work. Become an EU patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/economicupdate Become a monthly donor via our website: https://www.democracyatwork.info/donate _______________________________________________________________________________________ Learn more about d@w's NEW BOOK by award-winning print and broadcast journalist Robert "Bob" Hennelly. Stuck Nation: Can the United States Change Course on Our History of Choosing Profits Over People? www.democracyatwork.info/books “Hennelly brilliantly analyzes our capitalist crises and how individuals cope with them, tragically but often heroically. He helps us draw inspiration and realistic hope from how courageous Americans are facing and fixing a stuck nation.” - Richard D. Wolff Check out Prof. Wolff's other books: "The Sickness is the System," "Understanding Socialism," and "Understanding Marxism" http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/democra... _________________________________________________________________________________________ Want to help us translate and transcribe our videos? Learn about joining our translation team: http://bit.ly/2J2uIHH Jump right in: http://bit.ly/2J3bEZR Follow us ONLINE: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/economicupdate Websites: http://www.democracyatwork.info/econo... http://www.rdwolff.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EconomicUpdate http://www.facebook.com/RichardDWolff http://www.facebook.com/DemocracyatWrk Twitter: http://twitter.com/profwolff http://twitter.com/democracyatwrk Instagram: http://instagram.com/democracyatwrk Subscribe to our podcast: http://economicupdate.libsyn.com Shop our Store: http://bit.ly/2JkxIfy