Episode 90 – SAG-AFTRA’s Failure of Leadership with Joe Hartzler

Episode 90 – SAG-AFTRA’s Failure of Leadership with Joe Hartzler

 
 
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We spoke with SAG-AFTRA member/twitch streamer Joe Hartzler (@jokehartzler) about how recent changes his union’s health insurance plan directly harms rank and file workers. The changes are the latest example in a decades long pattern of cutting services/wages for lower income actors. In the second half OK discusses recent actions Tenants Unions across the city have been doing to fight luxury development and its relationship to mass houselessness. Finally, Lucia discusses Constructing the Real and future of radical or safe education structures. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com. Please reach out to join the discord for Lucia’s school “Constructing the Real”

Petition to overturn the changes: https://www.change.org/p/daryl-anderson-overturn-the-changes-made-to-the-sag-aftra-health-plan?recruiter=11942431&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_initial&utm_term=psf_combo_share_abi&recruited_by_id=aa8a9cb0-2c1a-0130-92f9-3c764e04873b

Transition music is by Jared Riblet, it’s the theme to Joe’s twitch show “Live at Five” https://www.twitch.tv/fartzler

Episode 78 – At Least Landlords are Fucked

Episode 78 – At Least Landlords are Fucked

 
 
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This episode we turn over a new leaf and decide we love Cuomo and landlords now. JK it’s another update from the eye of the plague zone. Strap the fuck in cause New York state is asking for a fed bailout!!! They’re pissing our futures away, but those of us still surviving will defend our communities. Find a mutual aid group near you. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com

Episode 72 – #GLOBALSICKOUT

Episode 72 – #GLOBALSICKOUT

 
 
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There’s a lot of grim stuff in this episode, and we think you need to hear it because there are collective responses we must be committing to now to mitigate as many deaths as possible. Every healthcare worker is a first responder; and essential maintenance, grocery, retail distribution are right behind them on the front lines. Anyone working in public right now deserves hazard pay, sick pay, and a safe protections against the virus. Our friends at Whole Worker and many others have called for a Global Sick Out on March 31st to address the crisis. Union action is swaying the monsters in government, we must support and join them NOW. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com

Never Again Action to free incarcerated people: https://twitter.com/NeverAgainActn/status/1241198203183267842

RENT FREEZE NOW petition NYC: https://twitter.com/Met_Council/status/1241120170246111234

Trader Joe’s Workers petition for hazard pay: https://twitter.com/astradisastra/status/1241481418422829056

MORE-UFT action that led to public schools finally closing for non-essential staff (they are still open for grab and go meals for any student who needs): https://twitter.com/MOREcaucusNYC/status/1240381033733926916

Amazonians United NYC action, they have been fighting for paid sick leave for the past month: https://twitter.com/NYCAmazonians/status/1240509204840005632

Some states have already reclassified grocery store workers: https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/19/business/states-grocery-workers-emergency-trnd/index.html

Episode 71 – RENT FREEZE NOW

Episode 71 – RENT FREEZE NOW

 
 
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De Blasio and Cuomo are continuing the masquerade of the corona virus, the stocks must flow. Gig workers like us have already lost weeks of work. We must send them a message for a moratorium on evictions and a universal rent freeze NOW. Add your network to the growing list of orgs petitioning the government, and sign this public petition. This is a crucial time for organizing, we need to figure out creative ways to protect the most vulnerable while containing the spread of the virus.If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com

Episode 57 – Promare, The Joker, and Housing

Episode 57 – Promare, The Joker, and Housing

 
 
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Hey folks we’ve been super swamped, please enjoy this roundup episode about movies, and some city living problems so real it hurts. We discuss Glendale Community Board Meeting 5 and its larger implications on the city. NIMBYS, ugh, YIMBYS, ugh, the goal is housing for all in a way that won’t accelerate planetary collapse. It’s difficult and raw, and there is serious genocidal rhetoric in our way, but we do our best to unravel many concerns. Follow RTU for more info and upcoming actions.
If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com

thread on the hearing with video:
https://twitter.com/DavidFBrand/status/1181370224555241472?s=20

highlights including the lady who threatened to burn the shelter down:
https://gothamist.com/news/angry-queens-residents-shout-down-plans-for-homeless-shelter-i-hope-someone-burns-it-down

OK Spoke at the meeting, you can see the whole thing here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHBFVR4bUnI

Episode 16 – Housing and Displacement

Episode 16 – Housing and Displacement

 
 

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Go to the 3rd Anti-Columbus Day Tour: https://www.facebook.com/events/235077237185003/ We build on our “Artwashing and Soho” episode using our direct experiences and observations of gentrification in our neighborhoods. We do a “Goofus and Gallant” for anti-gentrication art. Shoutout to the locals, but also these thoughts can be applied all over the place. It’s a layered topic, but I think we illustrate our points well even though I have a bad cold.

Chicago & Indianapolis shows: https://twitter.com/ArtandLaborPod/status/1047527604339822595

If you like us please consider donating for bonus writing, memes, and art: https://d.rip/artandlabor

BAN: https://bangentrification.org/

Ridgewood Tenants Union: https://twitter.com/RidgewdTenantsU

(Dis)Placed in Sunset Park: http://www.bettyyu.net/displacedinsunsetpark/

Anthony Rosado #FREEBUSHWICK: http://www.anthonywashrosado.com/freebushwick/

“Progress” Show at Fivemyles: http://artinbrooklyn.com/2016/03/progress-installations-performances/

RAFiA: https://soundcloud.com/rafiasworld

Brooklyn Not For Sale Protest: https://hyperallergic.com/254426/anti-gentrification-activists-protest-real-estate-summit-at-brooklyn-museum/

Bullshit yarn mural thing: https://hyperallergic.com/238626/artist-will-remove-bushwick-crochet-mural-that-sparked-community-protest/

Sad little houses: https://www.dmagazine.com/publications/d-magazine/2018/march/sad-little-houses-casita-triste-oak-cliff-giovanni-valderas/

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