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Jordan Chariton reports on the dark reality for the working class
Status Coup’s Jordan Chariton is a very strange, unconventional reporter. He does this unheard of thing where he actually travels to the story and talks to real people who were affected. He calls it journalism.
But for some reason, big name media companies like the New York Times and CNN don’t want his stories. They wouldn’t get enough clicks.
Besides digging deep into the Flint crisis and coverup, Jordan has been reporting on the worker strikes breaking out across the nation. Some have been successful, like the historic union win at a Buffalo Starbucks. Some, not so much, like the union busting Jeff Bezos has gotten so good at.
But wins or losses, Jordan’s reporting has shone a light on why workers are rising up.
“They’re realizing that the politicians aren’t going to do anything, so they have to take matters into their own hands. They’ve had enough.” He explains. “They don’t really have much more to lose because they’ve already lost so much in wages, benefits, and retirement.”
But when Jordan posts his videos on Youtube? Well, as the marketing person who studied his video analytics said: “I’ve never seen anything like it. Literally no notifications went out.”
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Check out the full interview here.