"I deserve to eat. I deserve to get the wages I deserve this opportunity to provide for my family as well." Erica Stewart - Boilermakers Union
Empathy Media Lab has partnered with the LRPN to capture the voices of the global trade union movement. On today’s show Patrick Dixon talks with WILL EMPOWER's Sherri Davis-Faulkner 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.
Editing by Mel Smith, Patrick Dixon and Evan Papp; produced by Chris Garlock; social media guru Mr. Harold Phillips.