This season on Working, we’re speaking to individuals employed in fields potentially imperiled by the Trump presidency. These are the stories of people doing difficult but important jobs—jobs that may get much more difficult and much more important in the years ahead.
Between the rise of so-called "Right To Work" states and increasing deregulations, labor unions are facing increasing challenges. David Mott organizes health care workers with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Mott spoke with Jacob Brogan about how he charts out workplaces, identifies and develops leaders, and evades management to help build and strengthen unions.
Then, in a Slate Plus Extra, Mott brings out his guitar and tells us how he uses music as an organizing tool. If you’re a member, enjoy bonus segments and interview transcripts from Working, plus other great podcast exclusives. Start your two-week free trial at slate.com/workingplus.
Community banks are making a comeback. Eight groups have filed applications in recent months with the FDIC to open new banks. That's not a lot, but it signals a positive trend, according to Rachel Witkowski, reporter for the Wall Street Journal.
Republicans want to deliver a major legislative victory before the country heads to the ballot box next year. At this point tax reform looks like the most likely way to achieve that, but how? WSJ's Richard Rubin reports from Washington.