Episode 83: Right-Wing Assault on the VA; Supreme Court Attacks #MeToo; Meatpacker Talks Ugly Hog Speedup
Episode 83: Right-Wing Assault on the VA; Supreme Court Attacks #MeToo; Meatpacker Talks Ugly Hog Speedup

All those flag-waving politicians love their military folks—until it’s time to screw them every which way once they take off the uniform, especially when it comes to funding the Veterans Administration. I look into the attack on the VA by the free-market fanatics in a conversation with union policy expert Jacque Simon.

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I also chat with legal expert Najah Farley about how the horrendous Supreme Court decision this past week, which puts workers out on their own when it comes to taking on unlawful and unethical corporate behavior, will especially hurt the #MeToo movement.

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In a follow-up from last week’s episode, I also discuss with Darryl Blackwell, a worker on the hog processing line at Farmer Johns Smithfield, the brutal conditions he faces and how things will get worse if the Department of Agriculture allows big corporations to speed up the hog assembly line.

Our Robber Barons of the week are the heads of the Wall Street buyout firms Bain, KKR and Vornado.

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