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State of the Unions
25 minutes | Mar 18, 2020
Working America: A conversation with the AFL-CIO's community affiliate
Julie and Guest Co-host Carolyn Bobb sat down with Matt Morrison, executive director of Working America, to discuss how the affiliate union is mobilizing millions of workers from all demographics who otherwise lack representation at work.
13 minutes | Mar 4, 2020
Special Episode: Coronavirus and the Labor Movement's Response
Tim and Julie sit down with M.K. Fletcher, AFL-CIO Safety & Health Specialist to talk all things Coronavirus (COVID-19), what the labor movement is doing and how we are responding to ensure that frontline workers' needs are taken care of.
28 minutes | Feb 19, 2020
Redux: Can't Stop. Won't Shop. Stories from a UFCW Picket Line
Meet Caleb-Michael, the new executive producer of State of the Unions as he reintroduces SOTU Pod Episode 16, Can't Stop. Won't Shop. Stories from a UFCW Picket Line. In this episode Julie and Tim talk to Kristen Johnson, a deli manager and shop steward at the Stop & Shop in Somerville, Massachusetts. Kristen and more than 30,000 of her co-workers, members of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), are out on strike for fair pay, benefits and respect on the job.
37 minutes | Feb 5, 2020
A Refugee's Journey: A Conversation With AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre
Podcast co-host Tim talks with AFL-CIO EVP Tefere Gebre about his journey from being an Ethiopian refugee to success in the labor movement in Orange County, California, and in Washington, D.C., and the people and institutions that helped him along the way.
32 minutes | Jan 22, 2020
Healing A Community: A Conversation With Rev. Leah Daughtry of Reconnecting McDowell
Podcast co-hosts Julie and Tim talk to with Rev. Leah Daughtry, CEO of "On These Things," about Reconnecting McDowell, a project of the American Federation of Teachers that takes a holistic approach to revitalizing the education and community of McDowell, West Virginia, and how her faith informs her activism.
31 minutes | Jan 8, 2020
Collective Heroism: A Conversation With Fire Fighters President Harold Schaitberger
Podcast co-hosts Julie and Tim talk to International Association of Fire Fighters General President Harold Schaitberger about IAFF's Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery, 9/11 and the life of a firefighter.
36 minutes | Dec 25, 2019
A Year of Progress: Our Favorite Episodes of 2019
Co-hosts Julie and Tim take a look behind the scenes of "State of the Unions" and chat with the team that makes the podcast and talks about everyone's favorite episodes of 2019.
24 minutes | Dec 11, 2019
The Far Right Today: A Conversation with Political Scientist Cas Mudde
Podcast co-host Tim Schlittner and guest host and AFL-CIO International Director Cathy Feingold talk with Professor Cas Mudde, a political scientist from the University of Georgia. Mudde has a new book, "The Far Right Today," which takes a look at the resurgence of right-wing politicians and activists across the globe, much of it cloaked in populist, worker-friendly rhetoric.
27 minutes | Nov 26, 2019
A Future Where People Will Have Jobs: A Conversation with International Labor Organization Director-General Guy Ryder
Podcast co-host Tim Schlittner talks to Guy Ryder, the director-general of the ILO about the international labor movement, the idea of "decent labor" and the future of work.
23 minutes | Nov 13, 2019
Serving Those Who Served: A Conversation with Union Veterans Council Executive Director Will Attig
Julie and Tim talk with Will Attig about his work connecting the labor movement and the veterans community.
25 minutes | Oct 30, 2019
Flexing Labor's Muscle: A Conversation with Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Mark Pocan (Wis.)
Tim talks to union member and Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Mark Pocan (Wis.) about strikes, trade, health care, LGBTQ equality and the freedom to form a union.
27 minutes | Oct 16, 2019
Out of the Woods: A Maine Union Member's Journey From Logging to Senate President
Julie and Tim talk to Maine Senate President Troy Jackson (IUPAT/IAM) about his path to power and the experiences that have shaped his life and career.
16 minutes | Oct 2, 2019
Dignity of Work: A Conversation with U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown
Julie and Tim talk to U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (Ohio) about worker power, automation, trade and his decision to stay in the Senate.
28 minutes | Sep 18, 2019
A Huge Deal: Workers Win Big in California
Julie and Tim check in with Industrial Union Council Executive Director Brad Markell about the UAW strike at GM and interview UC Hastings Associate Law Professor Veena Dubal, whose work helped pave the way for passage of AB 5, landmark pro-worker legislation in California.
31 minutes | Sep 4, 2019
Humble Courage and 90210: A Conversation with SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris
Julie and Tim talk to SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris about the future of work, sexual harassment and her journey from young actor to labor leader.
29 minutes | Aug 21, 2019
Save Our Apprenticeships: A Conversation with North America's Building Trades Unions Chief of Staff Mike Monroe
Tim talks to NABTU Chief of Staff Mike Monroe about a Department of Labor proposal that would undermine world-class apprenticeships in the construction industry.
24 minutes | Aug 7, 2019
Special Episode: The Labor Movement Responds to the El Paso Massacre
Julie and Tim talk with Texas AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Montserrat Garibay in the wake of the deadly mass shooting in El Paso. They discuss immigration, organizing and the need for solidarity in times of darkness.
18 minutes | Jul 24, 2019
Taking Risks to Organize: A Conversation with UNITE HERE President D. Taylor
Julie and Tim talk to UNITE HERE President D. Taylor about the activism of airline catering workers and the need for the labor movement to take more risks.
24 minutes | Jul 10, 2019
Demanding Better: AFL-CIO Trade Tour Highlights
Over three days in June, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka held town halls in Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Detroit to talk with workers about the future of NAFTA. Listen to some of the highlights from that conversation.
31 minutes | Jun 26, 2019
Winning the Future: A Conversation with AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler
Julie and Tim talk to AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler who is pushing the labor movement to be bold, take risks and not be afraid of failure.
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