“We're a very diverse union...so I feel very thankful to live in this country and very thankful to have this opportunity to try to help give a voice to the voiceless so that we can all thrive.”
Tanya Hutchins hosts Activate L!VE, which is the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers’ show about organized labor and working people on podcast platforms and YouTube. Tanya Hutchins' work has appeared on The Discovery Channel, The Science Channel, local TV stations and TheOnion.com. She also has experience as an actor and a model. You can follow her work on Twitter and Instagram.
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers has nearly 600,000 active and retired members and is one of the largest and most diverse labor unions in North America. From Boeing and Lockheed Martin to United Airlines and Harley-Davidson, you will find members across all walks of life. IAM members demand respect and dignity in the workplace. Together, they have been able to bargain for increased job security, higher wages and improved benefits.
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 Matthew Papp of Empathy Media Lab.