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National Nurses United Deborah Burger & National Treasury Employees Union Tony Reardon

LRPN Wednesday Weekly livestream - December 2nd, 2020

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Labor Radio Podcast Network’s Weekly Wednesday Livestream interviews labor leaders about current labor issues with rotating hosts made up of network members.


On Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020, hosts Chris Garlock of Union City Radio and Mimi Rosenberg of Building Bridges interviewed National Nurses United Co-President Deborah Burger and National Treasury Employees Union President Tony Reardon.


Deborah Burger is Co-President, National Nurses United



Deborah Burger is Co-President, National Nurses United, the largest organization of registered nurses in the United States, with close to 185,000 members across the country.

Topics discussed: Defense Production Act to finance and distribute safe protective devices to protect workers; The HEROES Act; Medicare for All; Organizing in Asheville; Biden and labor (OSHA responsive to inspect and punish COVID employers etc.; the NLRB etc.)


Tony Reardon, President, National Treasury Employees Union



Tony Reardon, President, National Treasury Employees Union, which represents 150,000 federal employees in 33 departments and agencies, including the IRS and CFPB and many others.

Topics: Executive Order on Creating Schedule F in The Excepted Service: What does Schedule F mean for the future of the civil service? NTEU’s lawsuit to stop Schedule F. What are specific agencies doing to implement it? How is this affecting the morale of federal employees?



Rick Smith of the Rick Smith Show reads Labor History in 2:00: 21st Century Corporate Greed - https://laborhistoryin2.podbean.com/e/december-2-21st-century-corporate-greed/


Music is by:

Charlotte Washington - Health Care Song

DC Labor Chorus - None of Us are Free


Video and audio was edited and produced by Evan Matthew Papp of Empathy Media Lab.



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