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Latest DC-area labor news, updates and history

Latest DC-area labor news, updates and history
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Latest DC-area labor news, updates and history

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Episodes

Your Rights At Work, June 21, 2018 (TRT 54:00)

6/25/2018
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Chris Garlock hosts; Ed Smith is away this week. Our guests today are Sam Pizzigati, making the case for a “maximum wage,” and David DeJesus on how the Washington Post is pushing workers to give up their legal rights. Our music today is Concrete Blonde’s version of the Leonard Cohen classic “Everybody Knows.” Our show is pre-recorded this week, so we won’t be taking any calls. Enjoy the show!

Duration:01:30:43

June 25, 2018: World Bank cafeteria workers vote in union

6/25/2018
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World Bank cafeteria workers vote in union…In today's labor history, Roosevelt bans discrimination in defense industries...Plus today’s labor quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Union City Radio is supported by UnionPlus, which provides unique products and discounts for working families. Check them out at unionplus.org!

Duration:00:02:47

Labor History Today: June 24, 2018

6/24/2018
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Union City's Chris Garlock hosts, with Joe McCartin. This week's labor history: Joe McCartin – on the eve of the Supreme Court’s Janus decision -- looks back at two previous important dates in Court history…Labor History Today’s Patrick Dixon talks with Karen Senaga about the 3-month strike by 900 workers in 1990 at Delta Pride Catfish in Indianola, Mississippi…Saul Schniderman remembers the dedication of The Haymarket Martyrs Monument in Chicago…our History Object of the Week is the Black...

Duration:00:38:01

June 22, 2018: GWU Hospital workers rally today “for dignity and respect”

6/22/2018
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GWU Hospital workers rally today “for dignity and respect”…In today's labor history, circus workers killed in train wreck...Plus today’s labor quote by John T. Dunlop. Union City Radio is supported by UnionPlus, which provides unique products and discounts for working families. Check them out at unionplus.org! Today in Labor History is provided by Union Communication Services; Rockin’ Solidarity is performed by Joe Uehlein and the Bones of Contention.

Duration:00:03:56

June 21, 2018: MGM Nat’l Harbor dealers join UAW

6/21/2018
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MGM Nat’l Harbor dealers join UAW…In today's labor history, 100,000 march with striking Detroit News and Detroit Free Press newspaper workers...Plus today’s labor quote by Joe Hill. Union City Radio is supported by UnionPlus, which provides unique products and discounts for working families. Check them out at unionplus.org!

Duration:00:02:42

June 20, 2018: Post workers urge Bezos to “share the wealth”

6/20/2018
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Post workers urge Bezos to “share the wealth”…In today's labor history, KKK attacks striking African American auto workers...Plus today’s labor quote by Eleanor Roosevelt. Union City Radio is supported by UnionPlus, which provides unique products and discounts for working families. Check them out at unionplus.org! Today in Labor History is provided by Union Communication Services; Rockin’ Solidarity is performed by Joe Uehlein and the Bones of Contention.

Duration:00:02:31

June 19, 2018: Juneteenth “standout” for World Bank workers' union election

6/19/2018
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Juneteenth “standout” for World Bank workers' union election…In today's labor history, Women’s Day Massacre in Youngstown, Ohio,...Plus today’s labor quote by a Youngstown union organizer. Union City Radio is supported by UnionPlus, which provides unique products and discounts for working families. Check them out at unionplus.org! Today in Labor History is provided by Union Communication Services; Rockin’ Solidarity is performed by Joe Uehlein and the Bones of Contention. UC Radio is a brief...

Duration:00:03:27

June 18, 2018: Didlake strike update; UMD College Park workers win contract

6/18/2018
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Didlake strike update; UMD College Park workers win contract …In today's labor history, A. Philip Randolph pushes Roosevelt to desegregate war industries...Plus today’s labor quote by A. Philip Randolph. Union City Radio is supported by UnionPlus, which provides unique products and discounts for working families. Check them out at unionplus.org! Today in Labor History is provided by Union Communication Services; Rockin’ Solidarity is performed by Joe Uehlein and the Bones of Contention.

Duration:00:03:54

Labor History Today: June 17, 2018

6/17/2018
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Union City's Chris Garlock hosts, with Joe McCartin. This week's labor history: Joe McCartin explores efforts by African-American workers to fight discrimination, from A. Philip Randolph’s 1941 push to end discrimination in war industries to a 1943 strike by Detroit auto workers who were attacked by the KKK. PLUS: Elise Bryant on the 1943 strike by African-American tobacco workers against R.J. Reynolds, the jazz opera it inspired, and the connection between labor history and labor arts, and...

Duration:00:47:49

June 15, 2018: Federal workers alliance sues Trump

6/15/2018
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Federal workers alliance sues Trump…In today's labor history, cops attack janitors in LA Battle of Century City...Plus today’s labor quote by Paul Shearon. Union City Radio is supported by UnionPlus, which provides unique products and discounts for working families. Check them out at unionplus.org! Today in Labor History is provided by Union Communication Services; Rockin’ Solidarity is performed by Joe Uehlein and the Bones of Contention

Duration:00:01:52

June 14, 2018: Getting out the labor vote; labor at TP FolkFest

6/14/2018
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Getting out the labor vote; labor at TP FolkFest…In today's labor history, unions legalized in Canada...Plus today’s labor quote by JFK. Union City Radio is supported by UnionPlus, which provides unique products and discounts for working families. Check them out at unionplus.org! Today in Labor History is provided by Union Communication Services; Rockin’ Solidarity is performed by Joe Uehlein and the Bones of Contention.

Duration:00:03:46

June 13, 2018: Rev. Barber calls for “mass civil disobedience” to protest income inequality

6/13/2018
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Rev. Barber calls for “mass civil disobedience” to protest income inequality”…In today's labor history, American Railway Union founded...Plus today’s labor quote by Edward Sadlowski. Union City Radio is supported by UnionPlus, which provides unique products and discounts for working families. Check them out at unionplus.org! Today in Labor History is provided by Union Communication Services; Rockin’ Solidarity is performed by Joe Uehlein and the Bones of Contention.

Duration:00:02:41

June 12, 2018: Poor People’s Campaign demands Congress address income inequality

6/12/2018
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Poor People’s Campaign demands Congress address income inequality…In today's labor history, Major League Baseball strike cancel 713 games...Plus today’s labor quote by Reverend William J. Barber. Union City Radio is supported by UnionPlus, which provides unique products and discounts for working families. Check them out at unionplus.org! Today in Labor History is provided by Union Communication Services; Rockin’ Solidarity is performed by Joe Uehlein and the Bones of Contention.

Duration:00:02:34

June 11, 2018: Labor unity conference fails

6/11/2018
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In today's labor history, Labor unity conference fails...Plus today’s labor quote by John L. Lewis. Union City Radio is supported by UnionPlus, which provides unique products and discounts for working families. Check them out at unionplus.org! Today in Labor History is provided by Union Communication Services; Rockin’ Solidarity is performed by Joe Uehlein and the Bones of Contention.

Duration:00:06:30

Labor History Today: June 10, 2018

6/10/2018
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Union City's Chris Garlock hosts, with Joe McCartin, Julie Greene and Ben Blake. This week's labor history: Joe, Ben and Julie discuss Eugene Debs, railroad union leader and socialist. He founded the American Railway Union on June 13, 1893, and on June 16, 1918, Debs spoke out on the relationship between capitalism and war; 10 days later he was arrested and eventually sentenced to 10 years in jail. PLUS: Patrick Dixon interviews Mark Dudzic on the founding of the Labor Party in the U.S....

Duration:00:46:38

June 8, 2018: Earliest strike by Chinese immigrants

6/8/2018
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In today's labor history, earliest strike by Chinese immigrants...Plus today’s labor quote from IAM’s Roy Siemiller. Union City Radio is supported by UnionPlus, which provides unique products and discounts for working families. Check them out at unionplus.org! Today in Labor History is provided by Union Communication Services; Rockin’ Solidarity is performed by Joe Uehlein and the Bones of Contention.

Duration:00:02:12

June 7, 2018: The Pageant of the Paterson Silk Strike

6/7/2018
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In today's labor history, the Pageant of the Paterson Silk Strike...Plus today’s labor quote from the Pageant. Union City Radio is supported by UnionPlus, which provides unique products and discounts for working families. Check them out at unionplus.org! Today in Labor History is provided by Union Communication Services; Rockin’ Solidarity is performed by Joe Uehlein and the Bones of Contention. UC Radio is a brief audio version of the award-winning Union City electronic newsletter,...

Duration:00:02:00

June 6, 2018: Lansing’s “Labor Holiday”

6/6/2018
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In today's labor history, Lansing’s “Labor Holiday”...Plus today’s labor quote from the U.S. Labor Party. UC Radio is a brief audio version of the award-winning Union City electronic newsletter, featuring DC-area labor news, updates, calendar and labor history with Union City Managing Editor Chris Garlock. UC Radio is a partnership between the Metro Washington Council and 89.3 FM WPFW. Union City Radio is supported by UnionPlus, which provides unique products and discounts for working...

Duration:00:01:52

June 5, 2018: SCOTUS says union ban violates free speech

6/5/2018
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June 5, 2018: SCOTUS says union ban violates free speech In today's labor history, SCOTUS says union ban violates free speech...Plus today’s labor quote from “Smiling Joe” Ettor. Union City Radio is supported by UnionPlus, which provides unique products and discounts for working families. Check them out at unionplus.org! Today in Labor History is provided by Union Communication Services; Rockin’ Solidarity is performed by Joe Uehlein and the Bones of Contention.

Duration:00:05:42

June 4, 2018: AFGE sues Trump over executive order

6/4/2018
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AFGE sues Trump over executive order…In today's labor history, House approves Taft-Hartley Act...Plus today’s labor quote from the Harry Truman. UC Radio is a brief audio version of the award-winning Union City electronic newsletter, featuring DC-area labor news, updates, calendar and labor history with Union City Managing Editor Chris Garlock. UC Radio is a partnership between the Metro Washington Council and 89.3 FM WPFW. Today in Labor History is provided by Union Communication...

Duration:00:03:16