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Checking in on the labor movement momentum in Connecticut

While May Day may draw its roots from a pagan holiday pinned to spring's arrival, it has a more modern incarnation inspired by the fight for the eight-hour work day in Chicago, and later, in Connecticut.

This hour, Fairfield University history professor Cecelia Bucki discusses.

Plus, we check in on some of the recently-formed unions where we live, including Starbucks and student unions at Yale and Wesleyan Universities.

NPR labor and workplace correspondent Andrea Hsu responds.


  • Andrea Hsu: Labor and Workplace Correspondent, NPR
  • Arita Acharya: Organizer, Local 33 at Yale University
  • Travis Glenney-Tegtmeier: Union Member, Starbucks at Corbin's Corner in West Hartford
  • Dr. Cecelia Bucki: Professor of History, Fairfield University

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Katie is a producer for Connecticut Public Radio's news-talk show 'Where We Live.' She has previously worked for CNN and News 8-WTNH.
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