Workers: Vt labor struggles; Saru Jayaraman & restaurant workers, 10-16-13

Workers: We look at key current issues confronting workers in Vermont and nationally with James Haslam, executive director of the Vermont Workers Center; Amanda Sheppard, organizer with AFSCME Vt.; Shelly Mangden, organizer with the Vermont Fair Food Campaign; and Saru Jayaraman, founder and director of Restaurant Opportunities Center-United.

Vermont’s hidden migrant workers, 5/1/2013

A May Day special live from the Vt State House on Vermont’s hidden workers: Undocumented Mexican workers Oliver Lopez and Danilo Lopez talk about their life in Vermont, their role in the economy and the importance of being able to drive a car legally. We are also joined by Brendan O’Neil of Migrant Justice and Mary Gerisch, president of the Vermont Worker’s Center.  Dan Barlow of VBSR also updates us on pending legislation.