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Economic Update: Strikes and the Labor Movement Today

This episode discusses the start of a decline in housing and much more.

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This episode discusses the closing of 6,400 retail stores in 2017, the start of a decline in US housing, how 800 major corporations oppose Trump on DACA, US child poverty rates, how the US relies on banks’ “self-reporting” of their misdeeds and the significance of the California Disclose Act. This episode also includes an interview with investigative journalist Bob Hennelly on the Local 3 strike in New York and its importance to the US labor movement today.

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