On today’s show, former Beverly Hills 90210 star Gabrielle Carteris talks with the America’s Work Force Union Podcast about how she got involved in her union, SAG-AFTRA, where she’s now president. On the Working People podcast, we hear about how staff at the American Civil Liberties Union are the latest non-profit employees to organize. Steelworkers in Boston know which side Labor Secretary nominee Marty Walsh is on; we’ll hear about it on their Solidarity Works podcast. Our mini-theme this week is voices of workers…On the Educating from the Heart podcast, we hear from an anonymous teacher about the culture of fear and intimidation in Florida schools. The BCTGM Voices Project – the podcast from the Baker’s union – talks with International Rep Lisa Gregory about growing up union, holding office at Baker’s Local 58G and what she’s learned about organizing and negotiating along the way. On GRIT Northwest, we meet Penny Painter, the supportive services coordinator for construction industry apprentices in the state of Oregon. And the Unify podcast visits with Bradley Parker, a young IBEW Local 105 member from Hamilton, Ontario, in Canada.
Finally, we lost two giants of the labor movement this week, former AFL-CIO president John Sweeney and labor folksinger and activist Anne Feeney (check out the medley of her songs on today's podcast); we’ll have a special edition of the Weekly out tomorrow honoring their memories.
Highlights from labor radio and podcast shows around the country, part of the national Labor Radio Podcast Network of shows focusing on working people’s issues and concerns.
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