Ep 64 – Work, Work, Work: A Celebration of International Workers’ Day

On this episode, we are celebrating May Day, also known as International Workers’ Day around the world. Amber and Erika are joined by Kim Brown, journalist, veteran activist, and our fellow Black Power Media comrade to discuss the historical significance of May Day and the global fight against capitalist inequities. With a special emphasis on both the contributions of Black people in the pro-labor movement, as well as the challenges to equity and ownership that we still face, this episode reminds us that all labor has value deserving of respect and just compensation. Tune in to get the scoop on why we should all be invested in uplifting and supporting a thriving labor movement.


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May Day
Authors: History.com Editors
Date:  Apr 29, 2021

U.S. Labor Unions Are Having a Moment
Date:  Jan 16, 2019

List of Kellogg Brands by North Shore Federation of Labor
Author:  Brian Pearson
Date:  Dec 9, 2021

Grand Theft Paycheck: The Large Corporations Shortchanging Their Workers’ Wages
Authors: Philip Mattera with a chapter on policy recommendations by Adam Shah
Date:  June 2018

Grand Theft Paycheck: How Big Corporations Shortchange Their Workers
Author: Kenneth Quinnell 
Date:  Jun 12, 2018

MSNBC Video with Rev. Al Sharpton

Guest Bio
Kim Brown hosts Burn It Down with Kim Brown, a YouTube show focusing on issues affecting marginalized communities and workers with raw, humorous commentary. Catch it every Tuesday & Friday at 5pm eastern on YouTube. You can also find Kim on the Remix Morning Show on Black Power Media on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8 AM – 10 AM ET. 

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