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No other creed offers a more diverse group of people and ideas in America than the Labor Movement. Unionist is a podcast about people & topics in the universe of the American labor movement. https://www.unionistpodcast.com

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    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

No other creed offers a more diverse group of people and ideas in America than the Labor Movement. Unionist is a podcast about people & topics in the universe of the American labor movement. https://www.unionistpodcast.com

    Mike Henneberry - Teamsters 853

    Mike Henneberry - Teamsters 853

    Mike Henneberry

    Business Agent, Political Coordinator Teamsters Local 853

    Business Agent & Political Coordinator at Teamsters Local 853, Oakland, CA & Principal at Solana Henneberry Foundation for Special Education. Working hard to improve the lives of workers and special needs students.


    Unionist is hosted by Phil Ybarrolaza in Oakland, CA.

    This episode was recorded at the Alameda Labor Council in Oakland California. Unionist is a proud member of the NorCal Pods (norcalpods.com) podcast network.

    • 59 min
    Justin Litvack - Boxer+Gerson

    Justin Litvack - Boxer+Gerson

    New website at unionistpodcast.com so stop by and learn all about the podcast!

    Justin Litvack was named Boxer+Gerson’s (boxerlaw.com) newest partner at the beginning of 2018. Exactly one year later, he assumed duties as managing partner, responsible for day-to-day management of the firm’s attorneys and staff members. Born and raised in the Bay Area, he hails from a family of legal professionals, the majority of whom specialized in employment-related fields.

    Justin spent the first seven years of his career on the defense side of the table as a partner at a prominent workers’ compensation firm, where he represented both large self-insured employers and many different insurance carriers. Seeing how difficult it was for injured workers to collect the benefits they were entitled to, he decided to switch his focus to injured workers to help them navigate the state’s complex workers’ compensation system. His experience in the insurance world has given him unique insights into defense tactics often aimed at delaying the delivery of benefits to deserving injured workers.

    When he is not advocating on behalf of clients, Justin can usually be found watching a ball game and spending time with his family.

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    Unionist is hosted by Phil Ybarrolaza in Oakland, CA.
    This episode was recorded at the NorCalPods Studio inside of Keller Street Co-Work in Petaluma California. Unionist (unionistpodcast.com) is a proud member of the NorCal Pods (norcalpods.com) podcast network.

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Susan Garea - Beeson Tayer Bodine

    Susan Garea - Beeson Tayer Bodine

    Susan Garea

    Susan and I talk about the BFI (Browning Ferris) NLRB Decision and Rule and some other things.

    Specializing in public and private sector labor law on behalf of labor organizations and individual employees.

    Northwestern University, B.A., African-American Studies; Economics (2001) University of California at Los Angeles, School of Law, J.D. (2008), graduate of David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy and with a concentration in Critical Race Studies

    Member, California State Bar (2008); U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Central Districts of California; United State Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit and D.C. Circuit; State Bar Labor and Employment Section. - Member, Board of Directors, AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee. - Contributing Author to Working for Justice: The L.A. Model of Organizing and Advocacy (Cornell University Press). - Previous work experience includes Associate attorney, Gilbert & Sackman (2008-2010) and elementary school teacher (2001-2005).


    Unionist is hosted by Phil Ybarrolaza in Oakland, CA.
    This episode was recorded in Downtown Oakland California. Unionist is a proud member of the Podifornia (podifornia.com) podcast network.

    • 44 min
    Jason Rabinowitz - Teamsters 2010

    Jason Rabinowitz - Teamsters 2010

    Jason Rabinowitz

    Jason Rabinowitz is the principal officer of Teamsters Local 2010, and Public Services Director for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, with decades of experience and activism in protecting the rights of workers.

    Since coming to the Local in 2013, Jason has led the charge in transforming our Union into a powerhouse for workers’ rights in California, taking us from 29 percent membership to more than 80 percent for the first time in the Local’s history. Under his leadership, we have created an effective Union Steward program, conducted powerful contract campaigns, some of which have included successful strikes, won strong contracts with guaranteed raises for our membership, and organized thousands of new members into the Teamsters. Teamsters Local 2010 represents nearly 14,000 clerical and skilled trades employees at the University of California and California State University.

    Unionist is hosted by Phil Ybarrolaza in Oakland, CA.
    This episode was recorded at the Alameda Labor Council. Unionist is a proud member of the NorCal Pods (norcalpods.com) podcast network.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Sally Payne 🎉🎂 - Teamsters

    Sally Payne 🎉🎂 - Teamsters

    Being smart is being strong. Sally Payne has been training Teamsters for over 40 years and in this episode she talks about her career at the IBT and her thoughts on labor today. If you like the Teamsters, Union History or just a good conversation, put your headphones on and listen to a wonderful person who has been training Union members how to fight! Thank you so much Sally and Happy Birthday!🥳

    Unionist is hosted by Phil Ybarrolaza in Oakland, CA.
    This episode was recorded at the Alameda Labor Council. Unionist is a proud member of the NorCal Pods (norcalpods.com) podcast network.

    • 1 hr 48 min
    Bill Sokol J.D. WRR

    Bill Sokol J.D. WRR

    Bill Sokol is a practicing labor lawyer with the largest union-side law firm in the nation. He is a senior partner in the firm, which represents over four hundred labor organizations and Taft-Hartley benefit Funds. He litigates in State Courts, Federal Courts, and practices extensively in arbitrations, as well as participating in collective bargaining from time to time.

    Chapter Markers:

    00:00:50 - Summer Job with Mineworkers Pension
    00:04:41 - The Story of Kaiser (kp.org)
    00:14:15 - The Bill Sokol Story
    00:24:43 - Yale on a bet
    00:31:15 - To CA for a girl 1969
    00:34:44 - Story about a guy named Ybarrolaza
    00:46:02 - Back in the Day
    00:51:07 - The Union's role in all of this

    Unionist is hosted by Phil Ybarrolaza in Oakland, CA.
    This episode was recorded in Alameda California. Unionist is a proud member of the Podifornia (podifornia.com) podcast network.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

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2 Ratings

Robert M. Sandoval 350 ,

Sheds light

Great podcast that sheds light on the work our union does, and the intricacies dealing with attorneys and employers. Keep it up brother!

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Jason Rabinowitz 2010

Wow I learned so much more about Jason during this fast paced in depth interview! I always thought Jason was a true labor leader in the Teamsters Union but I learned about his personal life too. Thank you Phil!