The Socialist Program: The New York Times' War Against Workers

On today's episode Brian Becker and Prof. Richard Wolff discuss the newly released New York Times internal communications about the unionization efforts going on at the newspaper. U.S. politicians and officials loudly and frequently declare the United States to have "free press" -- but how does capitalism and for-profit, union-busting, private press operate freely?

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  • Janice Mk
    commented 2024-01-10 01:39:53 -0500
    In the latest episode, Brian Becker and Prof. Richard Wolff delve into the recently leaked internal communications from The New York Times regarding ongoing unionization efforts. Despite frequent claims of a “free press” in the U.S., the discussion scrutinizes how capitalism and for-profit motives, often accompanied by union-busting tactics, impact the operational freedom of private press entities. The conversation sheds light on the complex interplay between media organizations, capitalism, and labor movements, challenging the notion of a truly independent and unrestricted press within the context of a profit-driven system.
  • Jazmyn Conn
    commented 2023-11-26 09:02:05 -0500
    I’m really interested in learning more about the unionization efforts going on at the New York Times. It’s important for workers to have a voice in their workplaces, and I’m glad to see that they’re taking action to make sure that their rights are respected.

    I’ve also been using CapCut editor to create some short videos about workers’ rights. It’s a great tool for sharing information and raising awareness about important issues.
  • #CaliBernication
    commented 2022-02-13 19:04:06 -0500
    It’s disgusting how we have absolutely no mainstream truth telling. We only have one independent radio station in the entire United States to get any real news.
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