Sisters, Rebels and Social Justice: Labor Podcast and Radio Roundup

Sisters, Rebels and Social Justice: Labor Podcast and Radio Roundup

In addition to the AFL-CIO’s own “State of the Unions,” there are a lot of other podcasts out there that have their own approach to discussing labor issues and the rights of working people. Here are the latest podcasts from across the labor movement in the United States.

Building Bridges: Peter Dolack, an organizer with Trade Justice New York Metro and author of It’s Not Over: Learning From the Socialist Experiment and What Do We Need Bosses For: Toward Economic Democracy, discusses the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

Heartland Labor Forum: “Very few newspapers have labor reporters any more, but these days there’s a proliferation of podcasts and blogs on the internet. We’ll find out about a website called organizing dot work. Then UAW Local 31 President Clarence Brown led his local in their 40-day strike against General Motors. We’ll talk to him about the strike and the future of labor and the UAW.”

Labor History Today: “Jacquelyn Dowd Hall discusses her new book, Sisters and Rebels: A Struggle for the Soul of the South in an excerpt from the Working History podcast. Also this week, Karen Nussbaum on Iris Rivera’s historic refusal to serve coffee, Jessica Pauszek reads poetry by a striking British miner’s wife and Tom Zaniello remembers Charlie Chaplin’s ‘Modern Times.'”

UCOMM Podcast: “Shedding light on UAW coup/corruption and Trump tries to ban impeachment talk, Remembering Kobe Bryant, Will C has some reflections, Trump is going out of his way to privatize the Post Office, Illinois wants to ban ‘Right to Work,’ Amazon employees are protesting climate change, [Brian] Schneck talks about his efforts to take the UAW back for the members, Trump bans impeachment talk and we have bets on the Iowa Caucus and the Super Bowl.”

Union City Radio: “Big turnout for Murray Women’s Club candidate education forum; how labor can help battle addiction; Washington labor leader Jackie Jeter retires; ‘a slap in the face’; new online labor bookstore.”

Union Strong (NYS AFL-CIO): “New York state has had a call center outsourcing problem that has resulted in the loss of tens of thousands of call center jobs over the past several years. Companies packed up and moved either out of state or out of the country and often after receiving state grants, guaranteed loans and tax benefits. On this podcast, Hae-Lin Choi, the statewide legislative and political director for CWA District 1, explains how a new law aims to change that.”

Willamette Wake-Up: “Labor Report with Don Mcintosh on pensions and retirement.”

Your Rights At Work (WPFW 89.3 FM, Washington, D.C.): D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine and Assistant Attorney General Randy Chen on recent wins against wage theft, Dolly Parton’s pro-labor song from the film “9 to 5” and “Case Closed” with Bob Samet, senior partner at Ashcraft and Gerel.

Kenneth Quinnell
Fri, 02/07/2020 – 11:43

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Updated: February 27, 2020 — 4:27 pm