“...if you have no protection, when you're fired and retaliated against it intimidates workers and workers are afraid to speak out. So we need to build a workers movement that protects workers and we need a political alternative so that working people have a party that speaks for them.”
Labor Radio Podcast Network’s Member Spotlight Series pays homage to radio and podcast producers who are focusing on working class issues.
Work Week Radio on KPFA is a weekly labor show that covers the struggles of workers and unions in the US and the world. Steve Zeltzer is a long time labor/community activist and leader in the fight for justice. He has produced labor TV shows and labor documentaries since 1983, and also helped found LaborFest to celebrate the culture and art of working people, and LaborNet online.
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.
Follow the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using the hashtag #LaborRadioPod or visit the website at: https://www.laborradionetwork.org/.
WEEKLY PODCAST NETWORK SUMMARY: https://laborradiopodcastweekly.podbean.com/
Video and audio was produced by Evan Papp of Empathy Media Lab.