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Solidarity Radio is a labor movement podcast brought to you by Union Underground. Recorded in Denver, CO and hosted by Ted James & Jay-Dao, we bring you an inside perspective on organized labor and the struggle for social and economic justice in the United States. Grassroots organizing. Worker uprising. Next level. #1uu

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Solidarity Radio is a labor movement podcast brought to you by Union Underground. Recorded in Denver, CO and hosted by Ted James & Jay-Dao, we bring you an inside perspective on organized labor and the struggle for social and economic justice in the United States. Grassroots organizing. Worker uprising. Next level. #1uu

    Solidarity Radio - Episode Four

    Solidarity Radio - Episode Four

    What's good, loyal #1uu listeners? It's been a long time....we shouldn't have left you without a dope podcast to step to. But alas, here we are 15 months after Episode Three back with #AnothaOne. Welcome to SR Episode Four (A New Hope). This episode of the podcast was recorded at the House of Jeezy Studios on Friday, November 22nd. And in this fourth installment (and Season One finale), we open up labor notes by talking about the Southern Poverty Law Center denying its employees' request for voluntary recognition. Then, we discuss the incredible wave of new unit organizing at The NewsGuild - CWA, the first T-Mobile store in the United States to unionize, John Legere's anticlimactic departure from T-Mobile, and the T-Mobile / Sprint merger. We also check in on the aftereffects of the Janus vs. AFSCME decision and discuss the confirmation of Eugene Scalia as United States Secretary of Labor. After labor notes, we talk about the hot button issues of the moment: the impeachment hearings as well as the 2020 election and democratic primary debates. Listening to us locally in Colorado? No problem. We've got you covered with an update from the 2019 local elections in Aurora. And since it's bee 15 months since our last episode, of course we need to check in with updates from Jason Michael and Ted James. Finally, we close Episode Four with another hilarious installment of "Would you rather?" Episode Four (A New Hope) is just that. It's a fun, optimistic and at times lighthearted reunion of two good friends. Jason Michael and Ted James had a blast making it and we hope you have a blast listening. Pod save labor! And as always, Solidarity Radio Forever ✊

    © 2019 Union Underground Productions / Hosted by Ted James & Jason Michael / Mixed by Ted James / Recorded at The House of Jeezy Studios on November 22nd, 2019 / Theme Music: Jonny Danger - Underground Spark / Outro Music: Ted James - P*ssy [Teaser] / Outro music contains parts of a recording of “Interlude” by JAY-Z. Other music samples include short clips from "Just Us (feat. SZA)" by DJ Khaled, "Truth Hurts" by Lizzo, and "The Thanksgiving Song" by Adam Sandler. All music samples are intended for fair use promotional purposes only / The views expressed on this podcast are the views of Ted James and Jason Michael alone. They should not be seen as reflecting the views of any labor organization or union.

    Solidarity Radio - Episode Four Spotify Playlist:
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6XoGcyIyTsEvWn5oenmoNR?si=QIPuskqCQragzjL_k88xcw

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Solidarity Radio - Episode Three

    Solidarity Radio - Episode Three

    Greetings, loyal #1uu listeners. I wish we were reconvening under happier circumstances but, given the setback of last Wednesday, it is as important a time as ever to be continuing our on-going conversation about building the labor movement. Obviously, the setback I’m referring to is the United States Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in favor of weakening unions and our movement by striking down public sector “fair share” fees with Wednesday’s Janus V. AFSCME decision. This decision is not just a blow to organized labor but, more broadly, a blow to every working family across America as this weakening of the labor movement will undoubtedly exacerbate our country’s income and wealth inequality crisis. Even though this has been a depressing week, we try to replace despair with hope by reminding you that when we are under attack, we stand up and fight back. To that end, welcome to SR Episode Three (Revenge of the Koch Brother…err…Sith). This installment was recorded at the House of Jeezy Studios on Wednesday, June 20th – one week before the Janus decision was issued by SCOTUS. Nevertheless, because the Janus decision was anticipated, Ted James and Jay-Dao provide a complete breakdown of the case and its implications. Later in the proceedings, our dynamic duo talk about Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains and its despicable attempt to petition Donald J. Trump’s Labor Department to help them bust their employees’ legally-formed union. Next, the Union Underground imprint’s second video, District 7 Is CWA Strong is revealed and we get an update on Jay-Dao’s efforts to become the real-life version of The Union CEO. Finally, our hosts wrap up with another round of fun, lighthearted rapid-fire questions. We hope you will find our third installment of the pod informative and inspiring. Remember, don’t mourn. Organize! As always, Solidarity Radio Forever ✊

    © 2018 Union Underground Productions / Hosted by Ted James & Jay-Dao / Mixed by Ted James / Recorded at The House of Jeezy Studios on June 20th, 2018 / Theme Music: Jonny Danger - Underground Spark / Outro Music: Ted James - Strong Will Continue / Outro music contains parts of a recording of “Strong Will Continue” by Nas & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and is intended for fair use promotional purposes only / All quotes attributed to Edgar Allan Poe in this episode are satirical in nature / The views expressed on this podcast are the views of Ted James and Jay Dao alone. They should not be seen as reflecting the views of any labor organization or union.

    Union Underground presents... District 7 Is CWA Strong:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKD_V8j9GJ0

    Ted James - Strong Will Continue:
    https://tedjeezy.bandcamp.com/track/strong-will-continue

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Solidarity Radio - Episode Two

    Solidarity Radio - Episode Two

    What’s good, #1uu fam? Happy Presidents’ Day! It’s been a minute but we’re finally back. Did you miss us? I’m guessing that some of you might have been starting to think that Solidarity Radio was a one-and-done experiment. Well alas, we're finally back with SR Episode Two (Attack of the Clones). This installment of your favorite labor movement podcast was recorded a little less than two weeks ago. Ted James and Jay-Dao returned to the House of Jeezy Studios on Wednesday, February 7th to sail Union Underground’s flagship production back out to sea. During this episode, Jay-Dao and Ted James chop it up about Super Bowl LII, T-Mobile’s diversity Super Bowl ad, fake news, partisan politics in the era of Trump, and Election 2018. Later in the proceedings, our dynamic duo talk about impending attacks on organized labor, building a Labor Movement that can makes moves with Netflix money, and new paradigms for organizing workers. Finally, our hosts wrap up with some fun, lighthearted rapid-fire questions. Solidarity Radio Forever ✊

    © 2018 Union Underground Productions / Hosted by Ted James & Jay-Dao / Mixed by Ted James / Recorded at The House of Jeezy Studios on February 7th, 2018 / Theme Music: Jonny Danger - Underground Spark / Outro Music: Ted James - Solidarity Forever (feat. Jennifer James) / The views expressed on this podcast are the views of Ted James and Jay Dao alone. They should not be seen as reflecting the views of any labor organization or union.

    Ted James - Solidarity Forever (feat. Jennifer James):
    https://tedjeezy.bandcamp.com/track/solidarity-forever-feat-jennifer-james

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Solidarity Radio - Episode One

    Solidarity Radio - Episode One

    Happy Labor Day and welcome to the inaugural episode of Solidarity Radio! What is Solidarity Radio? I’m glad you asked. Solidarity Radio is a labor movement podcast hosted by Ted James and Jay-Dao. It is recorded in Denver, CO and is part of the Union Underground imprint. Our goals for the podcast are to a) use it as vehicle for bringing new folks into the labor movement, b) talk about ways to build the movement, c) interview key unionists from time to time, and d) (last but not least) have fun. This first episode was recorded on June 3rd, 2017 and, because it was recorded late at night, actually ran into June 4th, 2017. During the episode, Ted James and Jay-Dao talk about restoring the American labor movement to a former glory, income redistribution to the top, and the conundrum of conservatives voting against their own economic interests. Later, our hosts interview one another about the other’s labor movement journey and then they wrap up with some rapid fire light-hearted questions. Solidarity Radio Forever! #1uu

    © 2017 Union Underground Productions / Hosted by Ted James & Jay-Dao / Mixed by Ted James / Recorded at The House of Jeezy Studios on June 3rd & 4th, 2017 / Theme Music: Jonny Danger - Underground Spark / The views expressed on this podcast are the views of Ted James and J-Dao alone. They should not be seen as reflecting the views of any labor organization or union.

    Union Underground presents... Rock Against the TPP - Solidarity Forever:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrWXh-QoJ6c

    • 1 hr 15 min

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