39 min

Leigh Carroll and Lynn Weidner on how unions can help create a better society Ratio Talks

    • Society & Culture

In this episode, Michael talks to Leigh Carroll, an organiser with United Homecare Workers of Pennsylvania, and Lynn Weidner, a member organiser within the same union. Homecare workers often work without health insurance, paid leave, sick leave and paid overtime. Lynn describes what it was like working in such conditions and how things have changed since joining the union. Leigh describes the work of a union organiser and why it’s about more than pickets and placards.




The epilogue between Michael and Pritpal reflects their views, not necessarily Leigh’s or Lynn’s.




Subscribe to Ratio’s Newsletter here and find out more about Pritpal S Tamber’s work here.




Get in touch with us any time by sending an email to hello@ratio.org.uk.




Ratio Talks is produced with the help of sound designer Nik Paget-Tomlinson and creative director Richard De Angelis. The show’s theme song is by Luca Picardi.






In this series, Michael is exploring community power — what it is, how it’s linked to better outcomes, such as health, and what its limitations are. The series is in collaboration with Pritpal S Tamber, a researcher and consultant on the link between community power and health, and a Non-Executive Director of Ratio.


This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit thisisratio.substack.com

In this episode, Michael talks to Leigh Carroll, an organiser with United Homecare Workers of Pennsylvania, and Lynn Weidner, a member organiser within the same union. Homecare workers often work without health insurance, paid leave, sick leave and paid overtime. Lynn describes what it was like working in such conditions and how things have changed since joining the union. Leigh describes the work of a union organiser and why it’s about more than pickets and placards.




The epilogue between Michael and Pritpal reflects their views, not necessarily Leigh’s or Lynn’s.




Subscribe to Ratio’s Newsletter here and find out more about Pritpal S Tamber’s work here.




Get in touch with us any time by sending an email to hello@ratio.org.uk.




Ratio Talks is produced with the help of sound designer Nik Paget-Tomlinson and creative director Richard De Angelis. The show’s theme song is by Luca Picardi.






In this series, Michael is exploring community power — what it is, how it’s linked to better outcomes, such as health, and what its limitations are. The series is in collaboration with Pritpal S Tamber, a researcher and consultant on the link between community power and health, and a Non-Executive Director of Ratio.


This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit thisisratio.substack.com

39 min

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