On Friday, as we’re putting this week’s show together, Congress continues to flirt with yet another government shutdown as the debate drags on over stimulus funding, making the recent conversation with Flight Attendants president Sara Nelson on Your Rights At Work radio show even more relevant.
On the Organizing Work podcast, author Peter Cole talks about his new book Ben Fletcher: The Life and Times of a Black Wobbly.
We’re excited to be able to finally bring you some of In The Gap, the terrific 12-episode podcast series from In These Times, featuring everyday Black women and experts alike sharing their personal experiences and insights on how the gender pay gap, pay discrimination and systemic inequality affects the lives and livelihoods of Black women in the American workforce. In The Gap is hosted and produced by award-winning veteran Black journalist Chandra Thomas Whitfield.
On the Grit Northwest podcast Michael Burch from Carpenters Local 1503 talks about diversity outreach in the construction industry And on Union Strong, the podcast produced by the New York State AFL-CIO, we hear from Tim Dymond, the new president of the union that represents New York State Police Investigators.
We stay in New York state as the El Desvio podcast from the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement hosts New York Attorney General Letitia James, who talks about the Trump administration’s attempts to terminate the Obama-era program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – DACA -- which shields undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children.
We’ll also hear a promo from the San Francisco Mime Troupe, whose new radio drama, A Red Carol, takes a different approach to the Charles Dickens classic, and on Labor History in 2:00 we hear about how prohibition was really about tightening social control of working people.
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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