‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR MAY 1, 2020: U.S. Workers Plan Strikes and Walkouts for May Day…May 1 Caps Ten Days of Actions, Including ‘Cancel the Rents’…The View from an Employer After Laying Off 450 Staff…Plus Headlines


May Day 2020 culminates of a week of action in the midst of massive unemployment in the United States, and often dangerous working conditions during the COVID-19 crisis. We go to the streets of DC to hear from workers and activists who say this day marks the launch of a new era for the U.S. labor movement. Voices: April Goggans, Deborah Washington, Brian Becker, Sean Blackmon, Yasmin Zhara and Mara Verheyden-Hilliard. And as the District of Columbia, like other states, looks to reopen the economy, the fate of thousands of workers and small businesses hangs in the balance. We speak to Andy Shallal, activist, artist and owner of seven Busboys and Poets restaurants and event spaces in the DMV. Plus headlines.

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