Building Bridges Radio; Belabored; My Labor Radio; The Rick Smith Show; The Teamsters Podcast; Educating From the Heart; Breaking Ground; On Writing
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On Building Bridges Radio, 107-year old Tulsa Race Massacre survivor Viola Fletcher makes the case for remembering, and for reparations. Then, on the Belabored podcast, Sara Jaffe calls out officials and the media after tennis star Naomi Osaka's job action at the French Open. And with the dust barely settled after the Amazon organizing drive in Alabama, My Labor Radio brings us an update on the now 10-week long strike between the United Mine Workers and Warrior Met Coal in Brookwood, Alabama.
West Virginia senator Joe Manchin has been catching a lot of flak lately for his stands on the filibuster, the PRO Act and voting rights; Hollywood producer and longtime friend of The Rick Smith Show Marshall Herskovitz says Manchin might not be quite as wrong as most believe him to be. On the latest edition of the Teamsters podcast, we hear how the union is flexing its muscles in D.C.’s corridors of power to make sure workers can join together and organize for better wages and safer workplaces. Then, a Florida teacher and school board member dissect the state's inability to properly fund schools over the last year on the Educating From the Heart podcast.
Operating Engineers Local 3 is the largest construction trades local in the U.S.; on the latest edition of Local 3’s podcast, Breaking Ground, Public Employee Director Tim Neep and Senior Business Agent Mike Eggener pull back the curtain on some of their day-to-day work for their members.
Our last report comes from On Writing, the podcast from the Writers Guild of America, East, as Zack Akers, writer and co-director of SHIPWORM, explains how the project is the first podcast to be covered on the Writers Guild Minimum Basic Agreement, and big shifts in the podcasting industry.
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.
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Edited by Patrick Dixon, Chris Bangert-Drowns & Chris Garlock; produced by Chris Garlock; social media guru: Harold Phillips