New York, NY – On this special Memorial Day edition of Stuck Nation Radio we delve into the Dollar General worker campaign sweeping much of the nation; the Poor People’s Campaign’s June 18 march on Washington, D.C.; civil service jobs for U.S. veterans; and the AFL-CIO National Convention coming up in Philadelphia.
Segment A: On the front lines of the Dollar General worker campaign with Step Up Louisiana organizer Greg Wilson and Dollar Store worker and campaigner Kenya Slaughter, whose New York Times op-edblew the whistle on the company’s failure to protect its workers during the pandemic. Her article sparked the company to provide PPE and take additional steps at their 18,000 store locations. Slaughter details her struggles as a single mother to survive on the company’s sub-par wages to support her special needs daughter and how her struggle is linked to Rev. Dr. William Barber’s Poor People’s Campaign March on Washington on June 18.
Segment B : In Honor of our Veterans: Making sure they get their due when they apply for New York City civil service with Civil Service Watchdog and retired Teamster Shop Steward Nelson Flores. Plus, what you need to know if you are a New York City public employee and you are the victim of a violent assault on the job. What you don’t know can hurt both you and your family.
PLUS American Labor at the Crossroads with noted Black labor historian Joe Wilson. Wilson and callers discuss where the movement is with the national AFL-CIO Convention and the Poor People’s Campaign March just weeks away as well as why union leadership can’t ignore hot button issues like reproductive right and gun control.