State of the Unions is labor's podcast, a production of the 12.5 million member, 55 union AFL-CIO, bringing you the issues and guests important to working people. It is hosted by Political Mobilization Director Julie Greene and Executive Speechwriter Tim Schlittner, two young and diverse members of the AFL-CIO team. Their goal is simple: lift up the stories and aspirations of workers in a fun and creative way.
Working America: A conversation with the AFL-CIO's community affiliate
Julie and Guest Co-host Carolyn Bobb sat down with Matt Morrison, executive director of Working America, to discuss how the affiliate union is mobilizing millions of workers from all demographics who otherwise lack representation at work.
Special Episode: Coronavirus and the Labor Movement's Response
Tim and Julie sit down with M.K. Fletcher, AFL-CIO Safety & Health Specialist to talk all things Coronavirus (COVID-19), what the labor movement is doing and how we are responding to ensure that frontline workers' needs are taken care of.
Redux: Can't Stop. Won't Shop. Stories from a UFCW Picket Line
Meet Caleb-Michael, the new executive producer of State of the Unions as he reintroduces SOTU Pod Episode 16, Can't Stop. Won't Shop. Stories from a UFCW Picket Line. In this episode Julie and Tim talk to Kristen Johnson, a deli manager and shop steward at the Stop & Shop in Somerville, Massachusetts. Kristen and more than 30,000 of her co-workers, members of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), are out on strike for fair pay, benefits and respect on the job.
A Refugee's Journey: A Conversation With AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre
Podcast co-host Tim talks with AFL-CIO EVP Tefere Gebre about his journey from being an Ethiopian refugee to success in the labor movement in Orange County, California, and in Washington, D.C., and the people and institutions that helped him along the way.
Healing A Community: A Conversation With Rev. Leah Daughtry of Reconnecting McDowell
Podcast co-hosts Julie and Tim talk to with Rev. Leah Daughtry, CEO of "On These Things," about Reconnecting McDowell, a project of the American Federation of Teachers that takes a holistic approach to revitalizing the education and community of McDowell, West Virginia, and how her faith informs her activism.
Collective Heroism: A Conversation With Fire Fighters President Harold Schaitberger
Podcast co-hosts Julie and Tim talk to International Association of Fire Fighters General President Harold Schaitberger about IAFF's Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery, 9/11 and the life of a firefighter.
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I’ve been listening for over a year now and it’s always an worthwhile education. Inspiring as well. Give it a listen.
Great podcast. Inspiring interviews and stories.
Really enjoy hearing all the interviews from a diverse swath of professions/trades and other backgrounds. Very interested to see what new interviews will be upcoming. Would love to learn more about the collective efforts happening in Silicon Valley and other “salary professionals”. Would also recommend turning up mic volume. Very low volume compared to other podcasts I listen to.
Great Podcast! Turn up the mics a little more!
I just discovered this podcast and I love it! Great podcast for all union members or for anyone who wants to join a union. Only criticism I have is that the mics need to be turned up a little. Volume seems lower compared to other podcasts I listen to.