Why should workers in Asheville consider unionizing? What exactly happened when Mountain Xpress
employees attempted to unionize the Xpress?
Nathan of Finding Asheville
podcast gets the inside scoop from former Xpress employee and current editor of The Asheville Blade
, David Forbes in this week's Asheville Grit clip of the week.
You can check out the full interview here
, where Nathan and David chat about growing up in rural Northeastern North Carolina, how class impacts political participation, why he started reading the newspaper as early as the second grade, whether or not writer’s block actually exists, why he fell in love with local journalism, why Asheville should be rather than to seem, why Asheville has to tackle its lack of diversity, defacto segregation, and low wages now, the future of The Asheville Blade, and the details on union drive efforts that ultimately lead to his dismissal at the Mountain Xpress.