What A Day

Striketober Fest

Striketober Fest

What A Day - October 20, 2021 - 23:28

Thousands of John Deere workers are on strike after the company and the United Automobile Workers union failed to negotiate a new contract. Jonah Furman, a staff writer and organizer with Labor Notes, joins us to discuss what led to the Deere strike and the national movement by workers demonstrating for better pay and rights.And in headlines: the Haitian gang that abducted 17 people has asked for $1 million per person in ransom, Brazil’s Senate calls for homicide charges against President Jair Bolsonaro for his handling of COVID-19, and the January 6th House commission holds Steve Bannon in criminal contempt.Show Notes:Jonah Furman’s Substack, “Who Gets The Bird?” – https://whogetsthebird.substack.com/Labor Notes – https://labornotes.org/A More Perfect Union on Deere strike – https://twitter.com/MorePerfectUS/status/1450093618962878467For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday

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What A Day cuts through all the chaos and crimes to help you understand what matters and how you can fix it—all in just 15 minutes. Hosts Gideon Resnick, Josie Duffy Rice, Tre’vell Anderson, and Priyanka Aribindi break down the biggest news of the day, share important stories you may have missed, and show you what “Fox & Friends” would sound like if it were hosted by people whose parents read to them as children. New episodes Monday through Friday at 5 a.m. EST.