Labor Beat, produced in Chicago, is available on the Internet and regularly scheduled on cable-tv in 7 U.S. cities. We have been producing shows since 1986. We cover local, regional, national, and international labor news and issues.
Your donation to Labor Beat (Committee for Labor Access) will enable rank-and-file television to stay alive. We do not receive grants from liberal funders (often themselves funded by corporations). Instead, we are supported solely by rank-and-file workers, union locals, donations from the public, and sales of our DVDs. Because we are a 501(c)(3), donations are tax-deductible.
A half-dozen volunteers (union and un-organized, employed and unemployed videographers and editors) are at one time or another involved in production. We total on average 20 hours of shooting and editing for every new show. We produce 2 new shows a month.
Because Labor Beat has been producing labor tv since 1986, we bring close to three decades of journalistic experience to our reporting. Likewise, for labor history scholars, we are also able to offer an enormous body of edited archival material on labor in the late 20th and early 21st century, a resource that is not easily equaled today.