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The Working Life Podcast With Jonathan Tasini – ARIZONA TEACHERS ARE LIT!; PRIVATIZATION IS A BUST; LOWE’S POISONS PEOPLE – 04.26.18

EPISODE 79: ARIZONA TEACHERS ARE LIT!; PRIVATIZATION IS A BUST; LOWE’S POISONS PEOPLE

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The uprising is hitting Arizona.

Tomorrow, thousands of teachers will flood the state capitol to demand—like their brethren in West Virginia, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Colorado—fair wages. I talk with the both the head of the union and a rank-and-file union leader.

I also take up the silly idea of privatization, inspired by a recent dumb-as-can-be article in The New York Times, with the dude who actually sort of wrote the book showing why privatization is bunk.

And as Workers Memorial Day looms, our Robber Baron of the week is the CEO of Lowe’s, a company that is selling really bad stuff that poisons, sickens and kills people.