Labor Radio-Podcast Weekly
Labor after Roe v. Wade

Labor after Roe v. Wade

July 1, 2022

From The Rick Smith Show, Robin Marty of the West Alabama Women's Center20220701_LRPW-collage6ktgi.jpg clarifies the reality of the post-Roe v Wade aftermath and what can happen next...Then, what unions should be doing to protect their workers: on The Valley Labor Report, Jacob and Adam discuss the loss of Roe v Wade and the implications other recent Supreme Court rulings have on our rights...The Gulf Coast Area Labor Federation’s Linda Morales talks with the Lone Star Labor Pod about the intersection of the LGBTQIA+ and labor movements, the overturning of Roe v. Wade and what union members can do about it. Then, Pride Month is in June, so why is Vancouver USA Pride held in July? Find out on the Working To Live In Southwest Washington podcast. In our final report, Belarus union leaders are under attack; Rudy Porter, Solidarity Center Regional Program Director for Europe and Central Asia, briefed members of the Labor Radio Podcast Network at our weekly meeting. Click here for the LabourStart petition.

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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.

#LaborRadioPod @AFLCIO @radiolabour @RickSmithShow @LaborReporters @TexasAFLCIO @SWWACLC

Edited by Mel Smith and Patrick Dixon; produced by Chris Garlock; social media guru Mr. Harold Phillips.

Amazing-Man and the All-Star Squadron

Amazing-Man and the All-Star Squadron

June 25, 2022

On today’s show: Anti-labour rule in Asia Pacific: RadioLabour reports20220625_LRPWeekly-collagea35lz.jpg on how unions are fighting back as exemplified by Fiji's labour movement.
On the Power Line Podcast, Kaycee Field talks about how important the trades are and why ranch and rodeo kids are a perfect fit for those types of jobs.
Then, Kamal Bell, owner of Sankofa Farms, talks with The Check Out about how he uses agricultural practices rooted in his African heritage to address modern problems like food deserts that disproportionately affect Black communities.
On GRIT Nation, logger, blacksmith, carpenter, and internet sensation Scott Wadsworth talks about how the trades can be a more viable route than college and how he started his YouTube channel.
We wrap up with a really fun and interesting episode of Tales from the Reuther Library, as Dr. Vincent Haddad joins the show to talk about how Black DC Comic heroes such as Amazing-Man dismantled urban stereotypes about Detroit while also reflecting the city's history with race.

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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.

#LaborRadioPod @AFLCIO @radiolabour @powerlinepodcast @checkoutradio @GritNw @ReutherLibrary

Edited by Mel Smith; produced by Chris Garlock; social media guru Mr. Harold Phillips.

Labor On The Airwaves at Labor Notes

Labor On The Airwaves at Labor Notes

June 21, 2022

The Labor On The Airwaves panel attracted an overflow audience at this year'sPanelists.jpgLabor Notes conference. A show of hands revealed that about a third of those in attendance already had shows while another third was interested in finding out how to start their own shows, many of whom stopped by the Network's booth after the panel. Working People's Maximillian Alvarez hosted a panel that included BeLabored hosts Sarah Jaffe and Michelle Chen, Heartland Labor Forum's Judy Ancel (thanks for the Network shoutout!) and Jamie Partridge from Labor Radio on KBOO FM. Here are highlights from their discussion.
photo (l-r): Jamie, Max, Judy, Sarah and Michelle.

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#LaborRadioPod #Chicago @LaborNotes #LaborNotes2022 #LaborNotes #canlab #1u @amazonlabor @SBWorkersUnited @Shut_downAmazon #Troublemakers #LosDeliveristasUnidos #starbucksunion @Teamsters @DissentMag @WorkingPod @Heartland_Labor @kboo

Produced/edited by Chris Garlock; social media guru Mr. Harold Phillips and Mel Smith.

“Billionaires have got to go! F—k Jeff Bezos!”

“Billionaires have got to go! F—k Jeff Bezos!”

June 19, 2022

Friday night’s all-star program at the 2022 Labor Notes conference in Chicagotroublemakers.jpg featured Chris Smalls from the Amazon Labor Union, Bernie Sanders and Teamsters president Sean O’Brien, who fired up an already-fired-up crowd. We’ve got highlights from the program on today’s show, including music from Dilson Hernandez, along with more voices from the folks who stopped by the Labor Radio Podcast Network booth here at the conference: Carmen Velasquez, Naomi Martinez, Arsal Asif, Anecia Ventura, Eris Derrickson, Jackie Serrato, Martin Unzueta, Jose Carlos, Janette Corcelius, Robert Hughes, Michael Harrington, Jamie Simpson, Zach Young, Jessica Buttermore, Jessica Thornton, Nate Wendt, Nicole McCormick, Joe Jencks, Ben Grosscup and Maggie Hansford.
NOTE: Here’s video of the complete Friday night Labor Notes program.

#LaborRadioPod #Chicago @LaborNotes #LaborNotes2022 #LaborNotes #canlab #1u @amazonlabor @SBWorkersUnited @Shut_downAmazon #Troublemakers #LosDeliveristasUnidos #starbucksunion @Teamsters

Editing by Patrick Dixon and Evan Papp; produced by Chris Garlock; social media guru Mr. Harold Phillips and Mel Smith.

Voices from the 2022 Labor Notes conference

Voices from the 2022 Labor Notes conference

June 18, 2022

There are over 4,000 folks at the 2022 Labor Notes conference in Chicago and the Labor Radio Podcast Network team talked to almost all of them today…Liz Medina, Will Westlake, Michael Brennan, Robert Ovetz, Jeff Eagan, Noah Strang, John Courtney, Jordan Fisher, Mitchell Jones, Howard Stewart, Sam Sprole, Lynn Fields, Lakeisha Lloyd, Dan Kask and Bobby Lynn Negron. OK, maybe not all 4,000, but a terrific cross-section of the activists and self-proclaimed “troublemakers” gathered here in Chicago. The music you’ll hear is from the Great Labor Arts Exchange.

#LaborRadioPod #Chicago @LaborNotes #LaborNotes2022 #LaborNotes #canlab #1u

Editing by Patrick Dixon and Evan Papp; produced by Chris Garlock; social media guru Mr. Harold Phillips and Mel Smith.

LIVE from the Great Labor Arts Exchange!

LIVE from the Great Labor Arts Exchange!

June 17, 2022

The annual Great Labor Arts Exchange is being held this year at the Labor Notes conference, billed as “the biggest gathering out there of grassroots union activists, worker center leaders, and all-around troublemakers,” which runs through Sunday here in Chicago, Illinois. We’ve got music today from Thursday night's Arts Exchange session.
On today’s show, we also visit with Gladys Igbo, a nurse from St Paul, Minnesota, Allen Rouse, a longshoreman from Charleston, South Carolina, and Chantal Ide and Frederic Collin, Canadian unionists from Montreal.

#LaborRadioPod #Chicago @LaborNotes #LaborNotes2022 #LaborNotes #canlab #1u

Editing by Patrick Dixon; produced by Chris Garlock; social media guru Mr. Harold Phillips and Mel Smith.

The Labor Radio Podcast Network team takes a road trip!

The Labor Radio Podcast Network team takes a road trip!

June 16, 2022

Patrick, Chris and Evan hit the road for Chicago and the Labor Notes conference. OnPatrick-Chris-Evan-road-trip.jpg the way, they share impressions of the just-concluded AFL-CIO convention and break some exciting news about next steps for the Labor Radio Podcast Network!

#LaborRadioPod @AFLCIO #AFLCIOConv @labornotes

Recording/editing by Evan Papp; produced by Chris Garlock; social media guru Mr. Harold Phillips.

Rockin’ the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Rockin’ the Philadelphia Museum of Art

June 15, 2022

On today’s show Patrick Dixon talks with WILL EMPOWER's Sherri Davis-FaulknerPMA-rally.jpg and Lane Windham about the AFL-CIO convention’s diversity, as well as how it has addressed many women's issues.

Longtime labor talk show host Rick Smith dropped by the Labor Radio Podcast Network studio yesterday and we prevailed on him to interview the president of the AFL-CIO's Metal Trades Department, who talked about change and his views on President Biden.

Next, Chris Garlock talks with Erica Stewart about her courageous struggle and triumph as a young Black woman in the Boilermakers union who was the first female African American international rep in the union's history.

Chris also talks with American Income Life's Susan Fuldauer about AIL's pro-labor policies and the history of the company's working class consciousness.

We wrap up today’s show with an audio postcard from Tuesday afternoon’s rally by hundreds of AFL-CIO convention delegates supporting the fight for a contract by the Philadelphia Museum of Art Union, led by AFL-CIO president Liz Shuler, Secretary Treasurer Fred Redmond and AFSCME president Lee Saunders.

#LaborRadioPod @AFLCIO #AFLCIOConv @PMA_Union @PHLafscmeDC47 #FairContractNow @philamuseum @LizShuler

Editing by Mel Smith, Patrick Dixon and Evan Papp; produced by Chris Garlock; social media guru Mr. Harold Phillips.

Biden: “America’s always counted on union workers”

Biden: “America’s always counted on union workers”

June 14, 2022

Reactions from delegates to President Joe Biden’s speech at the convention thisBiden-lectern.jpg morning. 

#LaborRadioPod @AFLCIO #AFLCIOConv @POTUS  @WhiteHouse  @staceyabrams  @TeamAbrams

Editing by Mel Smith, Patrick Dixon and Evan Papp; produced by Chris Garlock; social media guru Mr. Harold Phillips.

Shuler: “We are a workers movement”

Shuler: “We are a workers movement”

June 13, 2022

On today’s show, newly-elected AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler and Secretary-20220612_Shuler-Redmond-elected98akc.jpgTreasurer Fred Redmond talk about their plans to “leverage the resources of the labor movement” to support workers who are rising up across the country, organizing and striking for their rights.

Then, National Nurses United Executive Director Bonnie Castillo on how healthcare workers are still battling to hold together a broken healthcare system as the pandemic continues to rage.

Next, Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants,
talks about how American workers are rediscovering the power they have in their own hands when they strike.

We’ll also visit with Vinnie Alvarez, longtime president of the New York City Central Labor Council, where workers who survived the pandemic are standing up, fighting back, and winning.

Our last report comes from Karen Nussbaum, who spent the last couple of days interviewing a wide array of international visitors to the AFL-CIO convention, providing a kaleidoscopic view of the global labor movement.

And we have a special treat for you today; as we were working on today’s edition of the show, the gorgeous sounds of a capella rose above the hum of convention conversation. It was the voices of Lauren Breunig, Jeremy Carter-Gordon, Lynn Rowan, and Will Rowan who perform together as Windborne. We think you’re going to really love their version of an old favorite labor song.

#LaborRadioPod @AFLCIO #AFLCIOConv @nlcnig  @mtucMV @MadhurangaKalpa  @CUT_Brasil

Editing by Mel Smith, Patrick Dixon and Evan Papp; produced by Chris Garlock; social media guru Mr. Harold Phillips. Special thanks to Karen Nussbaum for her interviews of international visitors.

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