Today we discuss several issues affecting American workers. Fast food workers are striking to get an increase in pay and Latinas in the workforce are on the rise-we look at why. Also, are you scared to take a vacation because your job might not be there when you get back?
8th District Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth checks in from The Capitol with the latest on immigration talks and legislation around student loan interest rates. On the heels of former Groupon CEO Andrew Mason's album of work songs, we play songs about the daily grind.
After a long and trying season, the Hawks come out on top with the Stanley Cup. Also, how will the increased number of border agents, as an amendment to the immigration bill, impact Illinois and the Midwest in general? And, what keeps workers engaged at the office?
Long hours on the job, the frenzy of multi-tasking, the responsibility of children and the drudgery of housework leave too many of us with too little time for leisure, play and recreation. But one company thinks it’s found the solution to this problem.
This week Eight Forty-Eight heard about the real-life challenges facing workers in the Great Lakes region as part of the Front and Center series. Friday was listeners' chance to share how they were doing in this economy.