8/30/2012 Catalyst: Politics and Culture

 

RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE!

Macalester College (St.Paul) prof and labor historian PETER RACHLEFF tells how labor unions influenced FDR's New Deal during the great depression00and won the minimum wage and other workers' rights. He explores the current state of labor unions and where to go from here. More info: www.workdayminnesota.org Plus: a poem by "Newyorkian"(Puerto Rican in NYC) poet MARTIN ESPADA and music by DAVID ROVICS. www.davidrovics.com

 

Playlist Tracks: 
Martin Espada, poet - The Sign in My Father's Hand
Album: The Dead Will Dance the MOmbo; Label: Leapfrong Press
David Rovics - Minimum Wage Strike
Album: We Just Want The World; Label: www.davidrovics.com
Peter Rachleff - Professor and Labor Historian, Macalester College,St.Paul,MN
Topics: Labor Movement 1930s New Deal tio today www.workdayminnesota.org
Air Date: 
August 30, 2012
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