Labor Radio-Podcast Weekly
Union Strong; Heartland Labor Forum; Valley Labor Report; SAG-AFTRA podcast; Working Class History

Union Strong; Heartland Labor Forum; Valley Labor Report; SAG-AFTRA podcast; Working Class History

April 16, 2021

New York State AFL-CIO Chief of Staff Ryan Delgado on why the PRO Act is so20210417_LRPN-weekly-collage9bj53.jpg important to working people…Workers at Google are forming the Alphabet Workers Union…How can media be used as an organizing tool? Plus, visits with Alexandra Grey and Ian Harvie, two performers who have overcome prejudice and risen to prominence while raising awareness of the trans community…and Jeon-Tae Il and Lee-So Sun, two South Korean garment worker organizers.

We’ve got reports from Union Strong, the Heartland Labor Forum, the Valley Labor Report, the SAG-AFTRA podcast and Working Class History.

Highlights from labor radio and podcast shows around the country, part of the national Labor Radio Podcast Network of shows focusing on working people’s issues and concerns.

Also, check out our livestream show, available on Facebook and YouTube, where you’ll also find profiles of members of the Network.

#LaborRadioPod @AFLCIO @Heartland_Labor @nysaflcio @LaborReporters @sagaftra @wrkclasshistory

Edited by Patrick Dixon and Chris Bangert-Drowns; produced by Chris Garlock; social media guru: Harold Phillips

Heartland Labor Forum; Black Work Talk; Belabored; America’s Workforce Radio; AFT in Action; The Voice of Oregon Workers; Talking SMART; Working to Live in Southwest Washington; On Writing; LH2

Heartland Labor Forum; Black Work Talk; Belabored; America’s Workforce Radio; AFT in Action; The Voice of Oregon Workers; Talking SMART; Working to Live in Southwest Washington; On Writing; LH2

April 10, 2021

Flight Attendant president Sarah Nelson on how the PRO Act would have made20210410_LRPW-collageb3gxm.jpg a difference in this week’s union election at Amazon…Historian Robin DG Kelly on the long history of union suppression in Alabama…Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Executive Director Laura Penn reports on how the stage industry has been devastated by the pandemic, but is getting back on their feet…Doctor Saud Anwar, a pulmonologist at Manchester Memorial Hospital who also serves as a state senator in Connecticut’s General Assembly, talks about the effects of the pandemic on healthcare workers…And we hear from building trades leaders in Oregon about the state’s Prevailing Wage Rate law…Ronnie Hobbs is the Transportation Division legislative director for the Sheet Metal And Rail Transportation – or SMART – union; today he explains how the SMART Army is making a difference in the community…Patrick Town and Ross Wolf discuss financial stability in the COVID era…And we wrap up this week’s show with a visit with Eliza Hittman, the writer and director of the acclaimed 2020 film NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS..

We’ve got reports from Heartland Labor Forum, Black Work Talk, Belabored, America's Workforce Radio, AFT in Action, The Voice of Oregon Workers, Talking SMART, Working to Live in Southwest Washington and On Writing.
Bonus: Labor History in 2:00 on Explosion at Eddystone.

Highlights from labor radio and podcast shows around the country, part of the national Labor Radio Podcast Network of shows focusing on working people’s issues and concerns.

Also, check out our livestream show, available on Facebook and YouTube, where you’ll also find profiles of members of the Network.

#LaborRadioPod @AFLCIO @Heartland_Labor @BlackWorkTalk @DissentMag @AWFUnionPodcast @AFTCT @smartunionworks @SWWACLC @WGAEast @ILLaborHistory

Edited by Patrick Dixon and Chris Bangert-Drowns; produced by Chris Garlock; social media guru: Harold Phillips

Working Life; Working People; Heartland Labor Forum; America’s Work Force; Work Week Radio

Working Life; Working People; Heartland Labor Forum; America’s Work Force; Work Week Radio

April 3, 2021

Inside the Amazon union vote count…a report from the striking Colombia20210403_LRP-Weekly-collagebw9iz.jpg University Academic Workers…Plus we’ve got two stories about newspaper workers organizing, and a special report on privatization and outsourcing at Golden Gate Park.

We’ve got reports from Working Life; Working People, Heartland Labor Forum; America’s Work Force & Work Week Radio.

Highlights from labor radio and podcast shows around the country, part of the national Labor Radio Podcast Network of shows focusing on working people’s issues and concerns.

Also, check out our livestream show, available on Facebook and YouTube, where you’ll also find profiles of members of the Network.

#LaborRadioPod @AFLCIO @WorkingPod @jonathantasini @Heartland_Labor @AWFUnionPodcast

Edited by Patrick Dixon and Chris Bangert-Drowns; produced by Chris Garlock; social media guru: Harold Phillips

Working People; Solidarity Works; The Solidarity Center Podcast; My Labor Radio; Monday Morning QB; The Docker Podcast; Union Strong; Your Rights At Work

Working People; Solidarity Works; The Solidarity Center Podcast; My Labor Radio; Monday Morning QB; The Docker Podcast; Union Strong; Your Rights At Work

March 27, 2021

A chat with Instagram sensation "Ya Fav Trashman"; how women remain the most20210327_LRP-Weekly-collage8rjzf.jpg economically impacted by the pandemic, and why it’s hit migrant workers especially hard; a Teamster takes on UPS for allowing a congressman to pose as a driver; we’ll also find out about why the Cedar Point Nursery case has broader implications for the entire labor movement; and we’ll hear about organizing workers at Anchor Steam Brewing, as well as check in with Richard Lipsitz, the longest serving president of the Western New York Area Labor Federation, who’s stepping aside after nearly five decades fighting for the working class.

We’ve got reports from Working People, Solidarity Works, The Solidarity Center Podcast, My Labor Radio, Monday Morning QB, The Docker Podcast, Union Strong and Labor History in 2:00. Plus a bonus music track from Your Rights At Work commemorating the 110 anniversary of the deadly Triangle Shirtwaist Fire.

Highlights from labor radio and podcast shows around the country, part of the national Labor Radio Podcast Network of shows focusing on working people’s issues and concerns.

Also, check out our livestream show, available on Facebook and YouTube, where you’ll also find profiles of members of the Network.

#LaborRadioPod @AFLCIO @WorkingPod @steelworkers @SolidarityCntr @mgevaart @WPFWMMQB @dockerpodcast @nysaflcio @ILLaborHistory @DCLabor

Edited by Patrick Dixon and Chris Bangert-Drowns; produced by Chris Garlock; social media guru: Harold Phillips

Women’s History Month; Long Island migrant labor camps

Women’s History Month; Long Island migrant labor camps

March 25, 2021

LRPN Livestream, broadcast March 24, 2021

Labor Radio Podcast Network’s Livestream show interviews labor leaders about current labor issues with rotating hosts made up of network members.

Today's guests: Dora Cervantes (General Secretary Treasurer of the Machinists Union) and Mark Torres (author, “Long Island Migrant Camps: Dust for Blood,” Teamster, and labor lawyer).

LRPN Co-Hosts: Tanya Hutchins (Activate L!VE and Machinists Union) and Andrea Arenas (El Desvio and Labor Council for Latin American Advancement - LCLAA).

Topics: Women’s History Month; the Machinists Union; the history of Long Island migrant labor camps.

Credits: Produced by Chris Garlock (Union City Radio); Producer, engineer, and editor is Evan Matthew Papp (Empathy Media Lab).

Labor History in 2 by the Rick Smith Show.

Music by DC Labor Chorus Song “None of Us Are Free" written by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, and Brenda Russell. Album Hail to the Thieves, Volume III: Songs to Take Our Country Back! Learn more at Labor Heritage Foundation.

Your Rights At Work; We Educate Miami; America’s Workforce Radio; The Rick Smith Show; El Desvio; Tales from the Reuther Archives; Labor History Today

Your Rights At Work; We Educate Miami; America’s Workforce Radio; The Rick Smith Show; El Desvio; Tales from the Reuther Archives; Labor History Today

March 20, 2021

Labor reacts to the murders of Asian women workers in Atlanta, an unlikely union20210320_LRP_Weekly-collagebjanv.jpg supporter surfaces in Florida, how the America Rescue Plan will cut child poverty, and is "pulling yourself up by your bootstraps" a myth or reality? We’ve got reports from Your Rights At Work, We Educate Miami, America's Workforce Radio and The Rick Smith Show.
Plus: we continue our Women’s History Month focus with reports from El Desvio and Tales from the Reuther Archives, and a performance of UPPER CASE WOMAN on Labor History Today.

Highlights from labor radio and podcast shows around the country, part of the national Labor Radio Podcast Network of shows focusing on working people’s issues and concerns.

Also, check out our livestream show, available on Facebook and YouTube, where you’ll also find profiles of members of the Network.

#LaborRadioPod @DCLabor @AWFUnionPodcast @RickSmithShow @LCLAA @ReutherLibrary

Edited by Patrick Dixon and Chris Bangert-Drowns; produced by Chris Garlock; social media guru: Harold Phillips

Union City Radio; RadioLabour; KBOO Labor Radio; The Solidarity Center Podcast; Heartland Labor Forum; Monday Morning QB; America’s Workforce Radio

Union City Radio; RadioLabour; KBOO Labor Radio; The Solidarity Center Podcast; Heartland Labor Forum; Monday Morning QB; America’s Workforce Radio

March 13, 2021

Union City Radio on the passage of the PRO Act in the U.S. House of20210313_weekly-collage942e1.jpg Representatives…three International Women’s Day reports, from Radio Labour, KBOO Labor Radio and, from the brand-new Solidarity Center podcast, ending gender-based violence at work…the Heartland Labor Forum this week talked to members of the Bamazon Community Organizing Team, who’ve been working hard to support the Amazon workers organizing drive…and on Monday Morning QB, a report on efforts to organize a union by fitness instructors in Washington, DC…we wrap up this week’s show with a report on something most of would probably rather not think about but we all need, and that’s plumbing. America’s Workforce Radio celebrates World Plumbing Day with the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters.

Plus: from Labor History in 2:00, Ending Jim Crow on the Job.

Highlights from labor radio and podcast shows around the country, part of the national Labor Radio Podcast Network of shows focusing on working people’s issues and concerns.

Also, check out our livestream show, available on Facebook and YouTube, where you’ll also find profiles of members of the Network.

#LaborRadioPod @DCLabor @radiolabour @kboo @SolidarityCntr @Heartland_Labor @WPFWMMQB @AWFUnionPodcast @ILLaborHistory

Edited by Patrick Dixon and Chris Bangert-Drowns; produced by Chris Garlock; social media guru: Harold Phillips

Fighting for the Global Rights of Gig Workers

Fighting for the Global Rights of Gig Workers

March 11, 2021

LRPN Livestream, broadcast March 10, 2021

Labor Radio Podcast Network’s Weekly Wednesday Livestream interviews labor leaders about current labor issues with rotating hosts made up of network members.

Guests: Yaseen Aslam (Uber BV v Aslam and President of the App Drivers & Couriers Union), Willy Solis (Gig Worker Collective), and Maria C. Figueroa (Cornell University-School of Industrial and Labor Relations).

LRPN Co-Hosts: Bama Athreya (The Gig Podcast) and Maximilian Alvarez (Working People Podcast and The Real News Network).

Topics: The UK Uber vs. Aslam; Organizing against Prop 22; How to build solidarity in the fight for Global Rights of Gig Workers

Additional Credits: Produced by Chris Garlock (Union City Radio); Producer, engineer, and editor is Evan Matthew Papp (Empathy Media Lab).

Additional Links
Episode 3 of The Gig Podcast: Uber vs. Alsam in Judgement Day Overview: James Farrar and Yaseen Aslam decided to challenge the premise that they were not Uber’s workers. In the UK we follow their precedent-setting lawsuit as it rises to the UK Supreme Court. In the US we talk to drivers and organizers on the eve of their historic victory in California, the passage of Assembly Bill 5 that set a standard for all gig workers to be classified as workers.

Labor History in 2 by the Rick Smith Show: March 10, 1925 The Radium Girls

Music by DC Labor Chorus Song “None of Us Are Free" written by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, and Brenda Russell. Album Hail to the Thieves, Volume III: Songs to Take Our Country Back! Learn more at Labor Heritage Festival.

 

Your Rights At Work; The Rick Smith Show; Working People; BCGTM Voices; AFT in Action; Belabored

Your Rights At Work; The Rick Smith Show; Working People; BCGTM Voices; AFT in Action; Belabored

March 6, 2021

On Your Rights At Work, Pete Seeger sings Solidarity Forever with…Joe Biden?20210306_LaborRadioPodcastWeekly-collagebsboa... From the Rick Smith Show, New Republic columnist Timothy Noah discusses President Biden's strong statement earlier this week supporting the right to organize…Then we head down to Alabama with the Working People podcast, as special guest Danny Glover and Amazon worker Jennifer Bates discuss the organizing drive there…On BCGTM Voices, the podcast of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers, Jasmine White, a rank and file member of Local 149 from the Blues City Brewing Company in Memphis, discusses their recent organizing victory…And, from AFT in Action, Connecticut Congressman Jim Himes joins the show to talk about the PRO Act and the National Labor Relations Board…We wrap up with a special report from Belabored, as Rita Pasarell, former Albany legislative staffer and co-founder of the Sexual Harassment Working Group, discusses recent accusations against New York State governor Andrew Cuomo…
Plus: from Labor History in 2:00, International Unemployed Day.

Highlights from labor radio and podcast shows around the country, part of the national Labor Radio Podcast Network of shows focusing on working people’s issues and concerns.

Also, check out our weekly livestream show, available on Facebook and YouTube, where you’ll also find profiles of members of the Network.

#LaborRadioPod @DCLabor @RickSmithShow @WorkingPod @BCTGM @AFTCT @DissentMag

Edited by Patrick Dixon and Chris Bangert-Drowns; produced by Chris Garlock; social media guru: Harold Phillips

RadioLabour; America’s Workforce Radio; Grit NW; SAG-AFTRA Podcast; Welcome to Uniontown; Labor Radio Express

RadioLabour; America’s Workforce Radio; Grit NW; SAG-AFTRA Podcast; Welcome to Uniontown; Labor Radio Express

February 27, 2021

Radio Labour’s report on the ruling by the UK Supreme Court that Uber drivers20210227_LRP_Weekly_collage27fvdx.jpg are Uber workers…AFL-CIO Government Affairs Director Bill Samuel talks with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast about President Biden's early pro-labor actions…From Grit NorthWest: Carpenter Stories with journeyman carpenter Laurie Gonar…The SAG-AFTRA Podcast explores becoming a successful session singer…On Welcome to Uniontown, a visit with Reverend James Lawson, a leading theoretician and tactician of nonviolence within the Civil Rights movement…And Labor Radio Express mourns the passing of Karen Lewis, the legendary former president of the Chicago Teacher’s Union.
Plus: from Labor History in 2:00, the 1937 Woolworth Sit-Down.
Music this week: Twisted Sister's We're Not Gonna Take It from the Chicago Teachers Union Members and Their Hilarious Signs video.

Highlights from labor radio and podcast shows around the country, part of the national Labor Radio Podcast Network of shows focusing on working people’s issues and concerns.

Also, check out our weekly livestream show, available on Facebook and YouTube, where you’ll also find profiles of members of the Network.

#LaborRadioPod @radiolabour @AWFUnionPodcast @GritNw @ILLaborHistory @radiolabour @sagaftra @LALabor


Edited by Patrick Dixon; produced by Chris Garlock; social media guru: Harold Phillips

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