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Updates from the Labor Podcast Community

UCOMM Live isn't the only labor podcast out there, check out these others from across the country

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Aug 16, 2019

A lot is happening in the union podcast community. Below is an update from some of our friends from around the country. We would like to thank Chris Garlock of Union City Radio for compiling this list.

NEW Labor Podcast!
Chicago Teachers Union launches CTU Speaks! Podcast
The Chicago Teachers Union launched CTU Speaks! earlier this week The monthly podcast by rank-and-file educators in Chicago Public Schools seeks to empower and unify members through discussions about the union, Chicago’s public schools and communities, and local and national public education issues.

CTU Speaks! is the brainchild of the Union’s member-led Public Relations and Communications Committee, hosted by committee members Andrea Parker and Jim Staros. The inaugural episode, “Are We Striking?” features segments on bargaining with the Chicago Board of Education, in-school contract enforcement, affordable housing, sustainable schools and an interview with CTU Chief of Staff Jennifer Johnson.

CTU Speaks! is currently available on Spotify, SoundCloud, PlayerFM, Stitcher, and TuneIn, and will be available on Apple iTunes soon. Chicago Teachers Union

Texas AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Montserrat Garibay shares her journey as an undocumented immigrant from Mexico City to a proud U.S. citizen of six years and what it means in the wake of the horrific shooting in her home state of Texas. In a time of deep pain and fear, Garibay’s story reminds us of our shared interests and common purpose. Don’t miss this powerful conversation. Actualities available:

The Governor of Massachusetts vetoes a popular bill that would protect employees right to have a voice at work, ICE conducts their biggest workplace raid ever, Democratic candidate Jay Inslee talks green, union jobs, Rich Trumka warns the Democratic Party not to take its base for granted, what to do when a boss bargains in the press and the Mets are only one game out of the wildcard.  If you missed this show Live no problem simply find, like, subscribe and follow on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram or subscribe on Stitcher, Spotify, TuneIn, and iTunes.

PLUS: On Thursday, August 15th on UCOMM Live. we call out Dave Portnoy of Barstool Sports for threatening his staff if they attempt to organize, Dave is scared of us and he should be. Sarker goes into an interesting piece on where are all the union Muslims? Antonio Brown of the Oakland Raiders is not wearing his PPE's, his shop stewards are pissed. Chris Cuomo, Andy's little brother caught on tape standing up for himself and Beto comes out with a sensible gun control solution. All this and much more today at 2 pm on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram or subscribe on Stitcher, Spotify, TuneIn, and iTunes. 

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This week's guests include Cheri Honkala, founder of the Poor People’s Economic Rights Campaign, Frank Mathews, Administrative Director for Communication Workers of America, District 4 in Chicago, and Jim Cullen, editor of the Progressive Populist.

Episode 16: Hard Hats. Strong Women. Building the Future. They are union electricians, plumbers, painters, carpenters, ironworkers and more. They are women with solid middle-class careers making up a larger part of the construction industry. Learn about the Nontraditional Employment for Women program and how it’s changing the face of construction work.
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Missouri’s motto is “Let the welfare of the people be the supreme law,” but the legislature still hasn’t passed Medicaid Expansion. This week on the Heartland Labor Forum we’ll talk to Jobs with Justice’s Richard Von Glahn on a new coalition to use the initiative process to win healthcare coverage for thousands of Missourians. Then we’ll find out from Art Johnson, former president of the Social Security Local in Kansas City, just how bad Trump’s union-busting of federal unions is. Thursday at 6pm, rebroadcast Friday at 5am on KKFI 90.1 FM or streaming at

Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
“Ona Move” - we welcome home Janet Africa & Janine Africa, after 41 years, and won’t rest until all our political prisoners are free at last! With

  • sheros Janet Africa & Janine Africa, finally returned to the beloved community, after 41 years of incarceration, for a death that actually resulted from a police campaign of terror used against Black community organizations  
  • Carlos Africa, Move organizer
  • Pam Africa, Move organizer and commentary by Mumia Abu-Jamal, a political prisoner who remains imprisoned for life without parole and continues his work as a journalist from his jail cell in Pennsylvania. Prior to his wrongful conviction in 1981, Jamal was a political activist and President of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists.

on KNON 89.3FM in Dallas and will have a lineup of local union and other progressive leaders to endorse labor outreach. 9AM Central Time and podcast on Itunes under "Gene Lantz."


Hosted by Chris Garlock, with Mark Gruenberg; DC’s call-in show about worker rights: those you have, those you don’t, how to get them and how to use them.

On this week’s show: "Ghost Workers" author Mary Gray and a sneak preview of Gene Bruskin’s new labor musical “The Moment Was Now.”

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Texas AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Montserrat Garibay; the toxic impact of private equity; AFSCME Local 3001 OmniRide drivers settle a new contract details here

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