Art and Labor
Art and Labor

There’s a lot of grim stuff in this episode, and we think you need to hear it because there are collective responses we must be committing to now to mitigate as many deaths as possible. Every healthcare worker is a first responder; and essential maintenance, grocery, retail distribution are right behind them on the front lines. Anyone working in public right now deserves hazard pay, sick pay, and a safe protections against the virus. Our friends at Whole Worker and many others have called for a Global Sick Out on March 31st to address the crisis. Union action is swaying the monsters in government, we must support and join them NOW. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com

Never Again Action to free incarcerated people: https://twitter.com/NeverAgainActn/status/1241198203183267842

RENT FREEZE NOW petition NYC: https://twitter.com/Met_Council/status/1241120170246111234

Trader Joe’s Workers petition for hazard pay: https://twitter.com/astradisastra/status/1241481418422829056

MORE-UFT action that led to public schools finally closing for non-essential staff (they are still open for grab and go meals for any student who needs): https://twitter.com/MOREcaucusNYC/status/1240381033733926916

Amazonians United NYC action, they have been fighting for paid sick leave for the past month: https://twitter.com/NYCAmazonians/status/1240509204840005632

Some states have already reclassified grocery store workers: https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/19/business/states-grocery-workers-emergency-trnd/index.html

Episode 26 – Whole Worker

Art and Labor
Art and Labor
Episode 26 - Whole Worker


A transcript is coming soon! Apologies for this sample rate fiasco, we messed up!  This episode we’re joined by Matthew Hunt (@TheSerpicoSide), Tyler (@fakejohnmackey), and Glamazon (@WholeWorkerWFM) the founding members/social media manager for Whole Worker, a grassroots group working to organize Whole Foods and Amazon workers. Please donate to our show and help us get our shit together: https://d.rip/artandlabor

Whole Workers’ recent demands: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oCfbBW_GZ3VpmoQz9Yo7p_Rw0NHJuMCwtZk9OfY6qzE/edit

Whole Worker Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wholeworkerwfm/

Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren target Amazon over labor practices: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2018/10/17/bernie-sanders-elizabeth-warren-target-amazon-over-labor-practices/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.8b37e18f9002

Amazon workers strike in other countries: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-amazon-com-germany-strike/amazon-workers-strike-in-germany-joining-action-in-spain-and-poland-idUSKBN1K61OY

Journalist Brendan O’Connor is collecting Amazon worker stories: https://twitter.com/_grendan/status/1062737572676493313

John Mackey and Jeff Bezos are both fucking dumbasses: https://www.forbes.com/sites/phillempert/2017/10/17/whole-foods-mackey-versus-whole-foods-amazon-culture/#7166f6205e9d