RAGING MONDAY! Kevin Mahoney Talks with Rick Smith About His Story on Culture of Worker Abuse at Kutztown University

Last week Kevin Mahoney broke the story about the long-standing mistreatment of workers at Kutztown University that is finally coming to light after a manager quit and blew the whistle. A week later and more workers are coming forward.

The Rick Smith Show is in Chicago for the historic mayoral election between Rahm “1%” Emanuel, the corporate, anti-union Democrat and Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. It’s a battle between money on the one side and people on the other. As big as this election is, Raging Monday was on!

Mahoney talks to Rick about how the culture of fear and intimidation may finally be giving way to the desire to put an end to the abuse once and for all. Mahoney makes the case that we are way past the time when unions can sit back and be concerned only with servicing their members. In today’s climate, unions need to be proactive and train their members how to stand up and fight back.

This week the Rick Smith Show is broadcasting live from Chicago, but Raging Monday was still on! You can hear Rick’s interview with Kevin Mahoney right here:

Check out Rick’s full coverage of the Chicago Mayoral race RIGHT HERE:

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Kevin Mahoney is the Founder and Editor Zero of Raging Chicken Press. When he's not rabble-rousing on Raging Chicken, he's teaching rhetoric and writing at Kutztown University.

1 Comment on RAGING MONDAY! Kevin Mahoney Talks with Rick Smith About His Story on Culture of Worker Abuse at Kutztown University

  1. Cory Lapp, I’m so glad you atred all the information abot Kim and her assistant. I managed custodial services from 1986-1998. These shenanigans were happening about 1994 with the arrival of Jeff Grimm, and apparently until present day. I am sure Grimm was given the heads up and told to look for another job elsewhere. If he was in fact told to leave I would like to tell him what he told me in April of 1998 , “just because your job is being eliminated, don’t take it personal.”. I will never forget that he told me that. Every day, especially meeting days in Grimms office we all had to hear him complain about Sutherland and for some reason he resented any advancement Gerry Silberman got. He was very jealous of Silberman. For some reason Kim, for as long as I have known her, always conveniently had schefoled breaks/smoke breaks with the grounfs leader right outside the facilities door on Baldy St. She was always bad mouthing someone. Evidently, the managing skills of Grimm have rubbed off on Kim. One memory I have is Grimm taking a new mini grounds vehicle for a test ride before buying it. He drove it across a grassy incline across the street from the facilities office. As he stepped on the gas the vehicle flipped on its side. Ron Yoder and I ran over to see if he was okay, he was. To the best of my knowledge, facilities bought the new Cushman.

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