“...they shut the entire plant down and outsourced it to Alabama and we've kind of always said the running joke in Alabama is we're the last stop to Mexico. Us and Mississippi are probably the most exploited workforce in America.”
David Story co-hosts The Valley Labor Report with Jacob Morrison airing on WVNN 92.5 FM in Huntsville Alabama and Russellville, Alabama, where they cover local, state, and national news for workers, by workers. The hosts hope specifically to educate the audience about the power they have through organizing and solidarity.
David comes from a multi-generational Alabama union family and he is President and organizer of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local Lodge 44 based in Decatur, AL. The Iamaw44 are the world’s most experienced rocket builders with more than 120 consecutive launches and a 100% mission success rate. Their workers bring the utmost precision, passion and purpose to one of the most technically complex, critical American needs: affordable, reliable access to space.
About the Labor Radio Podcast Network
Launched in April 2020, the Labor Radio Podcast Network focuses on working class issues that are often overlooked in the corporate-controlled media. The goal of the network is to help raise the voices of working people and strengthen organized labor to demand and achieve better treatment from workplaces and elected officials.
The Labor Radio Podcast Network is both a one-stop shop for audiences looking for labor content and a resource for labor broadcasters and podcasters. Resources include a weekly podcast summarizing shows produced by network members, marketing on social media, a website listing network shows and how audiences can find them, a database for contacting expert guests, access to a private listserv for Network members, and a weekly video call to increase solidarity and support amongst members.
If you are a journalist interested in learning more or if you’re a labor radio or podcast producer and want to join the network, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Video and audio was produced by Evan Papp of Empathy Media Lab.
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