Kooper Caraway

Senator Mike Rounds and Senate Republicans are pushing for liability protections for businesses in the new federal COVID relief package.

Rounds says it will protect businesses from frivolous lawsuits. Labor organizers say it will greatly impact workers across South Dakota and the country.

The way the proposal reads is that for businesses to get sued, a plaintiff would have to show gross negligence and an intentional desire to cause harm to patrons or employees.

News: May 2 - 8

May 8, 2020
NPR

In this week's In the Moment News Podcast, we hear from union leader Kooper Caraway, Kevin Woster talks Governor Noems view of the media, Political Junkies discuss the state budget, and more. 

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The role of unions has changed over time. Union members pioneered changes in America's work life such as weekends off and pay for overtime hours.

Kooper Caraway is the president of Sioux Falls AFL-CIO.

He joined In The Moment to discuss how the modern South Dakota Labor Movement reflects the shifting needs of working America.