bm238 Nurses Strike in Appalachia

by bicyclemark

Not all labor struggles get the news coverage that the writers get. While in Hollywood they fight their battle, in West Virginia and Kentucky nurses have also been on strike. My guest on today’s podcast is Richard Negri, a journalist and labor activist; the person behind unionreview.com

We discuss:

  • How the strike began
  • Who is involved
  • The situation on the ground
  • Violence against union members
  • Public opinion
  • The big picture
  • Decline of Labor versus Rise of Unions
  • The use of new media t cover labor issues