Episode 35 – Rick and Morty and Zardulu

Episode 35 – Rick and Morty and Zardulu

 
 
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Congratulations! Your dad pulled some strings and got you into The Nancy Reagan School for Wealthy Children!!! Consider this episode your orientation, welcome to hell, we deserve this. You’re pickle Rick, you’re the rat in the metrocard machine. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor or https://d.rip/artandlabor.

Check it out we were interviewed for this: https://www.theartnewspaper.com/feature/art-world-wage-inequality-protests

Episode 34 – Columbia University MFA Students

Episode 34 – Columbia University MFA Students

 
 
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Live from the beautifully crumbling Prentis Hall! It’s a round table discussion about art schools, debt, student organizing, and the bureaucratic nightmare labyrinth that is privatized education. Shout-out to Fontaine Capel for hosting us and solidarity with the Columbia Graduate Workers bargaining for a fair contract with UAW Local 2110 (@GWCUAW). We also read Lenin and defend a McDonald’s. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor or https://d.rip/artandlabor.

This is why we were talking about the ceilings having (4 million dollar!) nets on them: https://news.artnet.com/art-world/columbia-mfa-students-demand-tuition-refund-1276391

GWC-UAW’s open letter to Columbia: https://www.columbiaspectator.com/opinion/2019/02/25/bargaining-for-change-a-letter-to-the-columbia-community/#.XHP-uPObqHM.twitter

Lack of institutional support for teacher and student protest: https://hyperallergic.com/402219/protest-art-and-institutional-support-of-it-is-more-vital-than-ever/

Episode 33 – Fursonas as Class Consciousness

Episode 33 – Fursonas as Class Consciousness

 
 
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More museum protests! We talk about Liberate Tate’s successful demonstration against BP in 2011, and how groups like Art Not Oil (@artnotoil) and BP or Not BP (@reclaimourbard) are continuing to fight against corporate sponsorship of art exhibitions. To be honest we mostly talk about music, fashion, fucked up real estate, and how much we hate cops. Super fun one!! We just wanna be cool blue guys!! If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor or https://d.rip/artandlabor.

Protests of oil sponsors: https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/demonstrators-take-over-british-museum-to-protest-against-oil-sponsorships

BP or Not BP counter show: https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/bp-p21

History of Liberate Tate demonstration: https://hyperallergic.com/288254/liberate-tate-activists-look-back-on-six-years-of-fighting-bp-sponsorship/

Billionaire Fantasy City Hudson Yards: http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/02/hudson-yard-billionaires-fantasy-city.html

Wacky Pro Amazon Open Letter: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/open-letter-new-york-state-budget-director-robert-mujica-regarding-amazon

Paid Protest!! http://gothamist.com/2019/02/22/pro-amazon_protesters_reportedly_pa.php

I tried to find the “Netflix of the Left” thing, but I can’t, maybe they deleted their bad idea? I left the little talk we had about it on the end of the episode cause I think it was good anyway.

Episode 32 – Death and Labor (Crossover with Death Panel)

Episode 32 – Death and Labor (Crossover with Death Panel)

 
 
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💖🌟Special treat!🌟💖 We visited our sister podcast Death Panel (@DeathPanel_Pod) to discuss the failed Amazon HQ2, Nan Goldin’s project P.A.I.N. (Prescription Addiction Intervention Now), and the recent protests of The Sackler family at The Met/Guggenheim. Thank you so much Beatrice, Emily, Vince, and Artie for having us and putting this rad episode together! If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor or https://d.rip/artandlabor

PAIN: https://www.instagram.com/sacklerpain/

Anti-Gentrification Groups Took Down Amazon: https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/nex34z/how-anti-gentrification-activists-derailed-amazons-new-york-city-plans

Guggenheim demonstration: https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/nan-goldin-leads-a-protest-at-the-guggenheim-against-the-sackler-family

More on The Sacklers: https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/museums/the-sacklers-have-donated-millions-to-museums-but-their-connection-to-the-opioid-crisis-is-threatening-that-legacy/2019/02/13/d5b47bac-2e39-11e9-86ab-5d02109aeb01_story.html?utm_term=.29b7eb7478c7

Episode 31 – #supportVAGstaff

Episode 31 – #supportVAGstaff

 
 
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The Vancouver Art Gallery workers on currently on strike (@VAGonstrike)! We spoke with long-time curator Grant Arnold about the conditions that led to the strike and how we can support VAG workers. One thing we can all do is write to the director and board chair at ksbartels@vanartgallery.bc.ca and david.calabrigo@canfor.com! If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor or https://d.rip/artandlabor

Canadian Union of Public Employee’s Local 15: http://www.cupe15.org/

VAG Workers Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vagonstrike/

Episode 30 – The Gas Leak

Episode 30 – The Gas Leak

 
 
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The dream team is back to get that goop!!! We talk Anime Marx, Venom, and after a long mental breakdown find hope in the recent wins of the anti-Amazon fight. If this episode is too NYC-centric replace “The L Train” with a local crumbling infrastructure of your choice!! If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor or https://d.rip/artandlabor

Episode 29 – New Museum Union

Episode 29 – New Museum Union

 
 
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UNIONIZE THE ART WORLD! This week we congratulate members of the New Museum Union’s (@newmuseum_union) bargaining committee Dana Kopel (@decafdana), Lily Bartle (@hole_earth), and Alicia Graziano. They won their vote to officially joined UAW Local 2110 last week! We discuss the conditions that led them to unionize, the inadequacy of liberal feminism, suggestions for other workplaces looking to organize, and the unexpected friendships they made along the way. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor or https://d.rip/artandlabor

NewMuUnion: https://newmuseumunion.org/

Lily in Jacobin: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2019/01/new-museum-union-uaw-art-bargaining

Martha Rosler: “‘When workers tell you they need a union, then they need a union,’ Ms. Rosler said by telephone. ‘There is no question that the labor movement is what brought us to whatever good spaces we’ve been brought to socially.'” https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/23/arts/design/union-vote-sparks-debate-at-new-museum.html

Subscribe to Lily’s zine: http://hole.earth/

Decolonize This Place’s video from the Whitney Town Hall: https://twitter.com/decolonize_this/status/1089556316950065153

Episode 28 – Nightlife and Labor Rights with Eric Shorey

Episode 28 – Nightlife and Labor Rights with Eric Shorey

 
 
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We’re joined by Eric Shorey (@Eric_Shorey) to discuss the tricky business of wages and performance. We get into the particularities of trying to organize/advocate for better pay from venues, and how different types of performers are pitted against each other. Drag Queens additionally have to structure their nights around an increasingly more mainstream national television show that almost monopolizes drag content. Here’s our brand new Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor

Drag Queens, Labor Rights, and the Cruel Power Dynamics of Gay Nightlife: https://vinepair.com/articles/drag-queens-labor-rights-paid/

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ And Its Discontents: What Are The Show’s Effects On Local Drag Queens? https://nylon.com/articles/rupauls-drag-race-effect-local-queens

The Nobodies Watching Wrestling: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBnBe0NLOLk0KqlKs4KiXLg

Model Alliance: https://modelalliance.org/child-labor-legislation-press-conference

Stripper Strike: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/nyc-stripper-strike_us_5a73880fe4b01ce33eb11c88

Episode 27 – Local 30 at MoMA PS1

Episode 27 – Local 30 at MoMA PS1

 
 

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More museum unions!! This week we were joined by members of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 30 at MoMA PS1 (@IUOELocal30) Chris Haag (@allwasalmost), Robin Kaiser-Schatzlein (@robinsreport), and Gary T Murphy. We discuss their modest demand for the same pay as their colleagues at MoMA 53rd street.  Plus: the precarious nature of 1099s, the stagnation of wages in the face of increasing rents, and the variety of expectations placed on art installers.  Support us and get our premium snackcast here: https://d.rip/artandlabor

Sign their petition:
More info on their recent protest:
Find Robin’s recent writing here:
A review of Uberland by Alex Rosenblat

https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/feasting-on-precarity/

A review of Temp by Louis Hyman
Find Chris’ music “NO FAN” here:

Transcript for Episode 26 with Whole Worker

OK: Hi everyone, this is OK Fox. Just wanted to apologize for the really bad audio quality of this episode. We just weren’t prepared to have in-studio and call-in guests at the same time, so we just improvised, and had this really, like, weird room mic, and then recorded it on Skype, so it sounds not great, but it’s a podcast, and it’s audible and it’s a good interview and like, you know, I can say that we’ll – we can release a transcript for it if people are really having trouble hearing it.

So just bear with us, we’re still learning how to deal with guests and figuring all that stuff out. But it’s a great episode, and I hope you guys enjoy it. See you soon.

OK: Hi everybody, welcome to another episode of art and labor, we have a full house tonight, so that’s why the audio is a bit different than normal. I am OK Fox.

LL: And I am Lucia Love. And we’ve got three guests.

OK: Yes, we have three guests today. The theme of the episode is Whole Worker, so that is a group trying to organize the Whole Foods grocery store chain. And in studio we have Matthew,

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