2021-03-23 11:31:28

Bernie Sanders Tackles Inequality A Year Into Pandemic



Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Sarah Anderson about how Bernie Sanders tackles inequality a year into the COVID-19 pandemic.

As Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama wrap up a high-profile weeks-long process of voting to join a retail workers union, Senator Bernie Sanders last week shone a spotlight on the absurd inequality that American workers experience. Senator Bernie Sanders, chair of the Senate Budget Committee last week introducing a hearing on inequality in the United States. He had invited Jennifer Bates, an Amazon worker, to discuss the union efforts in Bessemer, Alabama, as well as Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Bates accepted the invitation, but Bezos did not. Also invited to speak at the hearing was my guest Sarah Anderson.

Sarah Anderson, Director of the Global Economy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies.

Rising Up with Sonali
is a radio and television show that brings progressive news coverage rooted in gender and racial justice to a wide audience. Rising Up With Sonali was built on the foundation of Sonali Kolhatkar's earlier show, Uprising, which became the longest-running drive-time radio show on KPFK in Los Angeles hosted by a woman.

RUS airs on Free Speech TV every weekday. Missed an episode? Check out Rising Up on FSTV VOD anytime or visit the show page for the latest clips.

#FreeSpeechTV is one of the last standing national, independent news networks committed to advancing progressive social change.
#FSTV is available on Dish, DirectTV, AppleTV, Roku, Sling, and online at freespeech.org.

alabama Amazon Amazon Workers Bernie Sanders Coronavirus Covid COVID-19 Economy Free Speech TV Inequality Jeff Bezos Jennifer Bates Rising Up with Sonali Sarah Anderson Sonali Kolhatkar Unions United States

Politics

The Thom Hartmann Program

Can Build Back Better, Better Pass?

Can Build Back Better, Better Pass?

Rising Up With Sonali

Longtime Palestinian American Activist Announces Congressional Run

Longtime Palestinian American Activist Announces Congressional Run

Democracy Now!

Is China Really a Threat? Noam Chomsky Slams Biden For Increasingly Provocative Actions in Region

Is China Really a Threat? Noam Chomsky Slams Biden For Increasingly Provocative Actions in Region

The Thom Hartmann Program

The Conspiracy To Kill Kennedy Finally Exposed

The Conspiracy To Kill Kennedy Finally Exposed

Related

Democracy Now!

“Furious and Disgusted”: Teen Survivor Speaks Out After Wealthy White Serial Rapist Gets Probation

“Furious and Disgusted”: Teen Survivor Speaks Out After Wealthy White Serial Rapist Gets Probation

Democracy Now!

Can You Bankrupt White Supremacy? Jury Holds Charlottesville Organizers Liable for $26M in Damages

Can You Bankrupt White Supremacy? Jury Holds Charlottesville Organizers Liable for $26M in Damages

Democracy Now!

Dramatic Video Shows Militarized Canadian Police Raid Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders & Journalists

Dramatic Video Shows Militarized Canadian Police Raid Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders & Journalists

The Thom Hartmann Program

Can Build Back Better, Better Pass?

Can Build Back Better, Better Pass?

Proud Partners