The Entry Level Left is a leftist podcast offering a concise, digestible, and curated educational experience for entry level leftists.

June 4, 2019

#9: Labor Under Capitalism



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1:05: What are the essential processes of an economy?


2:15: What is essential to production in an economy?


4:23: What are 3 types of values associated with economic production?


10:23: What is Marx’s law of value or the labor theory of value?


18:55: What is “the tendency of the rate of profit to fall?”


25:15: What is a labor union?


28:45: Delta Airlines’ anti-Union propaganda


29:50: Unionized workers tend to make more money


33:00: What is the purpose of a labor union?

33:26: What is a strike?


36:29: The UPS strike of 1997


37:00: What is a scab?


38:30: How do scabs undermine labor organizing?


41:55: What are the strengths and weaknesses of unions?


55:15: What were some major victories for labor in the 19th century?


56:50: The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938


1:05:00 What role has the left played in labor organizing in the U.S?


1:06:50: The Taft-Hartley Act


1:10:30: Organizing a union in your workplace:


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