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Working People: A podcast by, for, and about the working class today.

Working People is a podcast about working-class lives in 21st-century America. In every episode you'll hear interviews with workers from around the country, from all walks of life. We'll talk about their life stories, their jobs, politics, and families, their joys and hopes and frustrations. Overall, Working People aims to share and celebrate the diverse stories of working-class people, to remind ourselves that our stories matter, and to build a sense of shared struggle and solidarity between workers around the country.

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Working People: A podcast by, for, and about the working class today.

Working People is a podcast about working-class lives in 21st-century America. In every episode you'll hear interviews with workers from around the country, from all walks of life. We'll talk about their life stories, their jobs, politics, and families, their joys and hopes and frustrations. Overall, Working People aims to share and celebrate the diverse stories of working-class people, to remind ourselves that our stories matter, and to build a sense of shared struggle and solidarity between workers around the country.

    Left Anchor/Working People: The Problem with Economics

    Left Anchor/Working People: The Problem with Economics

    We needed to take a break this week after all the work we did to put together our special episode on the French general strike, but here is a crossover episode we did with the Left Anchor podcast. Max and his brother Zak joined Alexi and Ryan to talk about our podcast, the 2008 crash, and all the ways finance capital is screwing you over. (All music sourced from the Free Music Archive)

    • 1 hr 18 min
    The French General Strike (2019-2020)

    The French General Strike (2019-2020)

    In this very special episode, we talk with eight workers from France about the ongoing general strike that began on December 5th. Please donate to the CGT Solidarity Fund (https://www.cgt.fr/actualites/france/retraite/mobilisation-solidarite/caisse-de-solidarite-envers-les-grevistes?fbclid=IwAR3IdO33TulWBRl68o9kiPH3EeQ-v-7bylHqRJSNVOevR3S62jrE3JVZ-S0) (All Music sourced from the Free Music Archive)

    • 2 hrs
    Mini-cast: #HealthDignityJustice

    Mini-cast: #HealthDignityJustice

    We talk with former nail salon worker and organizer Glenda Sefla about the NY Nail Salon Workers Association and their fight to secure #HealthDignityJustice for workers in and beyond the nail salon industry (translation by Leanne Tory-Murphy). (All Music sourced from the Free Music Archive)

    • 25 min
    Bridget Huff

    Bridget Huff

    In this first installment of our new series on unpaid labor,  we chat with Bridget Huff, a stay-at-home mom and political organizer. We talk about Bridget's life and  about the pains, joys, and social pressures of being a stay-at-home parent. We also talk about how political organizations can and should make themselves accessible to folks like Bridget. (All music sourced from the Free Music Archive)

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Mini-cast: UCSC Strike

    Mini-cast: UCSC Strike

    In this week's mini-cast, we talk with Veronica, Marcelo, and Justin, three grad student workers involved in the ongoing wildcat strike at the University of California – Santa Cruz. (All music sourced from the Free Music Archive)

    • 39 min
    The Winnipeg General Strike (w/ Srsly Wrong)

    The Winnipeg General Strike (w/ Srsly Wrong)

    We've got a super special crossover with the Wrong Boys themselves, Aaron and Shawn from the Srsly Wrong podcast! We teamed up to take a deep dive into the history and meaning of the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919, the largest labor strike in Canada's history.  

    • 2 hrs 6 min

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