Episode 44: Mansions of fear, Mansions of Pain

In Audio, Economy, Labor, Podcast, Politics by Jonathan Tasini0 Comments

Having chicken tonight? Go right ahead, but pause for a few minutes to listen to my look at the brutal working conditions faced by poultry plant workers—and the entirely insane idea being pushed by industry lobbyists to make those birds whizz by even faster on the factory assembly line.

I, then, take us half way around the world to chat with youth union organizer Jane Njoki about the monumental challenge of finding decent work for the hundreds of millions of unemployed and underemployed young people.

Appropriately, our Robber Baron of the week comes from the poultry processor world: Pilgrim CEO William W. Lovette who runs a company that has sky-high injury rates for workers.

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