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Working to Live in Southwest Washington

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In the Pacific Northwest, we don't live to work... we work to live! Produced by the Southwest Washington Central Labor Council, Working to Live in Southwest Washington gives working people in Southwest Washington and around the world discussions with decision-makers and everyday folks who help make the lower left corner of the Evergreen State a great place to live... and work!

In the Pacific Northwest, we don't live to work... we work to live! Produced by the Southwest Washington Central Labor Council, Working to Live in Southwest Washington gives working people in Southwest Washington and around the world discussions with decision-makers and everyday folks who help make the lower left corner of the Evergreen State a great place to live... and work!

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In the Pacific Northwest, we don't live to work... we work to live! Produced by the Southwest Washington Central Labor Council, Working to Live in Southwest Washington gives working people in Southwest Washington and around the world discussions with decision-makers and everyday folks who help make the lower left corner of the Evergreen State a great place to live... and work!

Twitter:

@SWWACLC

Language:

English

Contact:

(360) 818-1877


Episodes

What Can We Do About The High Cost Of Living With Duncan Camacho and John Zingale

10/8/2022
#LaborRadioPod It's no secret that things are tough out there. The cost of everything seems to be on the rise, and working people are feeling the pinch. Two Southwest Washington union members who are running for the state House of Representatives sit down with Shannon and Harold to talk about what can be done to fix the high cost of living - Duncan Camacho (https://www.duncanforstatehouse.com/) and John Zingale (https://www.electjohnzingale.com/.) Want to meet Duncan and John in person?...

Duration:00:35:24

Why Are So Many Union Members Running For Office?

9/3/2022
#LaborRadioPod Happy Labor Day Working People! Do we have a lot to celebrate this year or what? Did you see the latest Gallup poll on support for unions in the US? (https://news.gallup.com/poll/398303/approval-labor-unions-highest-point-1965.aspx) Something else to celebrate is the number of union members who are stepping up to run for office! Two of those union members - Terri Niles (https://voteterriniles.com/) and Joe Kear (https://www.joekear.com/) - sit down with Shannon and Harold to...

Duration:00:33:30

How Can We Be There For The Firefighters Who Are There For Us?

7/17/2022
#LaborRadioPod Ballots for the August 2nd election (https://clark.wa.gov/elections/august-2-2022-primary-special-election) are headed to Clark County voters' mailboxes - but those ballots contain more than just political candidates asking for your vote in Washington's top-two primary (if you haven't made your decision on who to vote for in the primary, be sure to check out the Southwest Washington Central Labor Council's endorsements at...

Duration:00:25:11

What Is Vancouver USA Pride - And Why Does It Happen In July?

7/1/2022
#LaborRadioPod June is coming to an end - but that doesn't mean we're done honoring and celebrating members of the LGBTQ+ community here in Southwest Washington! Vancouver USA Pride (https://vanusapride.org/) keeps the party going on July 9th at Esther Short Park in Downtown Vancouver. Shannon and Harold sit down with three members of Vancouver USA Pride's Board - Brian Beliel, Jennifer Lanier and Dustina Haase-Lanier - to find out why Pride is so important for working people (no matter...

Duration:00:31:44

Why (and How) Do Unions Get Involved In Elections? With Shaun Gundert and Shawn Nyman

6/11/2022
#LaborRadioPod It's election time again here in Southwest Washington. How do we know? Well, the number of political signs has exploded and Labor has put out its endorsements for candidates running for office (https://www.thestand.org/2022/05/wslc-makes-2022-election-endorsements/.) But how does organized Labor pick candidates to endorse... and why are unions involved in the political process at all? Shannon and Harold sit down with Shaun Gundert and Shawn Nyman, who chair the political...

Duration:00:25:35

Who Is The REAL Billy Gohl, and What Does His True Crime Story Have To Do With Labor History? With Aaron Goings and Connor Casey

6/6/2022
#LaborRadioPod On this special episode, we're taking a deep dive into "True Crime" territory... Billy Gohl was called "The Ghoul of Grays Harbor" in the early 20th Century when he was accused of being the murderer who dumped several bodies into the canals around Aberdeen. Was he one of America's first serial killers? Find out when Shannon and Harold talk with author Aaron Goings (https://www.stmartin.edu/directory/aaron-goings-phd) about who the REAL Billy Gohl was, and why his story is...

Duration:00:48:30

Honoring Our Local Labor Heroes

4/26/2022
#LaborRadioPod On February 4, 2022 the Southwest Washington Central Labor Council and Cowlitz Wahkiakum Central Labor Council (https://www.facebook.com/Cowlitz-Wahkiakum-Central-Labor-Council-261864860491206/) came together to present the first annual Labor Heroes of Southwest Washington Awards - and it was a night to remember! CWCLC President Diana Winther joins Shannon and Harold to talk about the 100% Union-Made awards show, the winners (find the complete list at...

Duration:00:37:37

Why Is The Evergreen School District Replacement Levy Important To EVERYONE?

4/16/2022
#LaborRadioPod Residents in the Evergreen School District (https://www.evergreenps.org/) are being asked to vote on a replacement levy by April 26th (find out more about the levy at https://www.evergreenps.org/levy.) The tactics being used by the opposition to the Levy are surprising, and they look disturbingly similar to what people are seeing in other school elections around the country! Shannon and Harold sit down with three Evergreen Education Association (https://www.eeaoffice.com/)...

Duration:00:24:48

What Does This Year’s ”Strike Wave” Mean For 2022? With David Groves and Don McIntosh

12/28/2021
#LaborRadioPod #Striketober... #Strikesgiving... #Strikesmas... 2021 has been a year unlike any in recent memory, filled with worker energy and power. Some have even called this moment we're living in a "strike wave..." but will all this worker activism continue into the new year? The Stand's (https://www.thestand.org/) David Groves and the Northwest Labor Press' (https://nwlaborpress.org/) Don McIntosh sit down with Shannon and Harold to discuss the gains working people have made in...

Duration:00:10:53

What Is ”Redistricting” And Why Should We Care? With April Sims

10/9/2021
#LaborRadioPod Something is happening right now in Washington state (and around the country) that is going to change the political landscape for the next decade. It's called "redistricting," and it might have a major impact on working people's lives - but they may not be aware it's happening, or even know what it is. Thankfully, Washington State Labor Council (https://www.wslc.org/) Secretary Treasurer April Sims, who also serves on our state's Redistricting Commission, is here to explain...

Duration:00:27:32

Why Does A Hollywood Strike Matter To Southwest Washington? With Special Guest cdavid cottrill

10/2/2021
#LaborRadioPod About 60,000 members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, or IATSE (https://iatse.net/) - including some here in the Pacific Northwest - are voting on whether or not to authorize a strike against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers or AMPTP (https://www.amptp.org/.) A strike, if it happens, would severely impact movie and TV production in the united states... but what would that mean for us here in Southwest Washington? IATSE Local...

Duration:00:25:56

Who‘s Next? Voices From The Nabisco Strike

9/19/2021
#LaborRadioPod The Nabisco Strike is over - https://bctgm.org/2021/09/18/nabisco-strike-ends-bctgm-members-overwhelmingly-accept-new-contract/ Why did Nabisco workers go on strike in the first place, though, and what were they fighting for? Shannon and Harold sit down with Mike Burlingham and Jesus Martinez, two BCTGM Local 364 (https://www.facebook.com/BCTGM-Local-364-Portland-Oregon-621776167954560) members, to talk about the conditions in the Portland Nabisco plant and the reasons they...

Duration:01:19:17

What‘s In Your Kit?

9/4/2021
#LaborRadioPod Happy Labor Day, working people! Unfortunately, we aren't able to gather at our annual Labor Day picnic this year (though we ARE holding a virtual #LaborDay celebration - find out more about it at https://tinyurl.com/eudbbdwj.) A few local working people are still getting together and talk about what they do and how they do it, though. A stage hand (IATSE Local 28 - https://www.iatse28.org/ - member Jane Chorazy) An educator (Evergreen Education Association -...

Duration:00:18:11

Rest In Peace, Brother - We've Got It From Here... Remembering Richard Trumka

8/8/2021
#LaborRadioPod The unexpected death of AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka sent shockwaves through the American Labor movement. Three Washington Labor leaders - IBEW Local 48 (https://www.ibew48.com/) Business Rep. and Southwest Washington Central Council Vice President Bob Carroll, UA Local 290 (https://ua290.org/) member and Southwest Washington Central Labor Council Secretary Treasurer Randall Friesen, and AFM Local 105 (https://www.afm105.org/) president and Secretary Treasurer of the...

Duration:00:20:02

What Do We Mean When We Talk About "Equity?" With Kasi Perreira and Shellea Loutsis - Allen

6/12/2021
#LaborRadioPod It's been a year since the death of George Floyd, and working people in Southwest Washington and across America are having hard conversations about how members of marginalized groups are treated here in the United States. Thankfully, the Washington State Labor Council (https://wslc.org/) is here to help with those conversations. WSLC Director of Racial and Gender Justice (https://www.wslc.org/race-and-labor/) Kasi Perreira tells Shannon and Harold what her department is all...

Duration:00:40:47

Can Your Boss Really Do That? Is It Even Legal? With Diana Winther and Daniel Hutzenbiler

5/30/2021
#LaborRadioPod Far too many people feel mistreated at work, but when is that mistreatment because of a "bad boss," and when is it actually a violation of the law? Shannon and Harold talk to two Labor attorneys to find out where that line is drawn, and what recourse working people have under the law. First they talk with Diana Winther (https://www.ibew48.com/leadership/diana-winther) General Counsel for this episode's sponsor, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 48,...

Duration:00:32:45

A Historic Legislative Session For Working People With Rep. Sharon Wylie, Sen. Karen Keiser and Rep. Monica Stonier

5/15/2021
#LaborRadioPod Washington's 2021 Legislative session closed on April 25th, and it was called "historic" by a lot of people, for a lot of reasons. The most obvious reason is that the Legislature couldn't meet in person at the state capitol in Olympia because of the Covid 19 pandemic. The session was also historic because of the groundbreaking laws and policies the legislators passed to help working people during the pandemic - and long after it's over. State Senator Karen Keiser...

Duration:00:38:36

Why Do ALL Working People Need The PRO Act - with Senator Patty Murray and AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer Liz Shuler

5/1/2021
#LaborRadioPod It's May Day, or International Workers Day! Shannon and Harold couldn't think of a better time to talk about how working people can come together and work towards fair treatment in their workplaces... and about the PRO Act, which will make it easier for them to do that when it passes the Senate! One of the authors of the Protecting The Right To Organize Act, Washington's own Senator Patty Murray (https://www.murray.senate.gov/), calls in to tell them why she created the...

Duration:00:38:27

Don't Look Back - Move Forward And... What Do Nurses Need At PeaceHealth SW?

4/7/2021
#LaborRadioPod It's been a while, huh? Now that she's back and ready to podcast, Shannon takes charge and focuses on all the great things happening for working people right now - including: The American Rescue Plan - https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/11/biden-1point9-trillion-covid-relief-package-thursday-afternoon.html The PROAct - https://passtheproact.org/ The American Jobs Plan - https://www.whitehouse.gov/american-jobs-plan/ And... a president that's not afraid to say GOOD things about...

Duration:00:37:32

Financial Stability In The COVID Era With Special Guests Patrick Town and Ross Wolf

1/30/2021
#LaborRadioPod It's always difficult for working people to get their finances in order, but it's especially difficult in this COVID-19 era we've all been living through. Shannon and Harold talk to two financial experts - Ross Wolf, President of Pacific Financial Advisors (https://www.pacificfa.com/) and Patrick Town, founder and Executive Director of Union Home Plus (https://www.unionhomeplus.org) - about the pressures working people are facing, and what they can do to start on the road...

Duration:00:24:30