If you are looking to stay up-to-date on labor issues but don’t always have time to read long articles, I suggest checking out Belabored on Dissent Magazine’s website. Hosted by Sarah Jaffe and Michelle Chen, this biweekly podcast features labor news and analysis. Jaffe and Chen have produced over 50 episodes since April 2013.
In the latest podcast, they report on the fast food workers movement, which began in NYC in 2012. The movement is now global and is being promoted with the hashtag #fastfoodglobal. Belabored reports on this first global effort to organize workers in the fast food industry and interviews Tsedeye Gebreselassie, a staff attorney at the National Employment Law Project, about living wage ordinances.