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Labor Trafficking: It’s In Your Back Yard (The Business Model of Labor Trafficking)

This is the first installment in a 3 part series that explores the problem of human trafficking, what is being done to fight it and what individuals can do in their daily lives to...

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Health and Society

Know Your Rights

Leonel Lopez is the Outreach Coordinator with the Worker Rights and Protections Project of Indiana Legal Services. Indiana Legal Services, Inc. (ILS) is a nonprofit law firm that...

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A Thankless but Necessary Job

Brenda Buck, a custodian for Indiana University South Bend and Vice President of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Union (AFSCME) joins us on the...

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Please Wear Your Mask

To protect the anonymity of our guest we have refrained from using his name or identifying his place of employment. Our guest joins us to share what it’s like working at a local...

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Don’t Forget to Buy Stamps

Shawn, a city letter carrier in South Bend, Indiana, shares why he chose his profession and offers insight into what a day in the life of a city letter carrier looks like. He...

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The Workers’ Forum: Conversations on Workers’ Rights, Resources & Roles During the Pandemic

The Higgins Labor Program at the Center for Social Concerns presents the first event of the Workers’ Forum, a series of discussions on workers’ rights, resources, and roles...

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Health and Society

Introducing Speaking of Dignity

The coronavirus pandemic has only exacerbated the longstanding challenges confronting working people in the twenty-first century American economy. Though we commonly hear that...

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Questions of Work in Light of COVID-19

How has the pandemic impacted workers around the country? Who is most responsible for a healthy economy? What does a robust version of the common good look like? And what does a...

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