Tupperware’s troubles reveal problems with direct-selling models
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Tupperware's stock tumbled yesterday after the company revealed it would need an infusion of investment money to keep afloat. We look at what the saga reveals about so-called "Tupperware parties" and the broader direct-selling model that some brands rely on. Plus, as the tax deadline rapidly approaches, an analysis of how immigrant workers and their families form a crucial revenue stream for all levels of government. And, how the recent spate of labor organizing has led to more workers filing complaints against their bosses — and how an understaffed NLRB is responding.
Segments From this episode
What Tupperware’s money problems say about direct selling
Tupperware's stock tumbled after the company said it needed more capital in order to keep going.
Immigrants' taxes play an outsized role in the U.S. government's fiscal health
Immigrant contributions to government revenues are higher than they may first appear.
U.S. workers are filing more unfair labor practice complaints
The rise coincides with an increase in union organizing.
David Brancaccio Host
Leanna Byrne Host, BBC
Kelly Silvera Executive Producer
Meredith Garretson Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer/Director
Jarrett Dang Digital Producer
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Nick Esposito Media Producer
James Graham Producer, BBC
Jo Critcher Producer, BBC
Olie D'Albertanson Producer, BBC