36 episodes

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.

State of the Unions AFL-CIO

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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.

    Healing A Community: A Conversation With Rev. Leah Daughtry of Reconnecting McDowell

    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.

    • 31 min
    Collective Heroism: A Conversation With Fire Fighters President Harold Schaitberger

    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.

    • 31 min
    A Year of Progress: Our Favorite Episodes of 2019

    A Year of Progress: Our Favorite Episodes of 2019

    Co-hosts Julie and Tim take a look behind the scenes of "State of the Unions" and chat with the team that makes the podcast and talks about everyone's favorite episodes of 2019.
     

    • 35 min
    The Far Right Today: A Conversation with Political Scientist Cas Mudde

    The Far Right Today: A Conversation with Political Scientist Cas Mudde

    Podcast co-host Tim Schlittner and guest host and AFL-CIO International Director Cathy Feingold talk with Professor Cas Mudde, a political scientist from the University of Georgia. Mudde has a new book, "The Far Right Today," which takes a look at the resurgence of right-wing politicians and activists across the globe, much of it cloaked in populist, worker-friendly rhetoric.

    • 24 min
    A Future Where People Will Have Jobs: A Conversation with International Labor Organization Director-General Guy Ryder

    A Future Where People Will Have Jobs: A Conversation with International Labor Organization Director-General Guy Ryder

    Podcast co-host Tim Schlittner talks to Guy Ryder, the director-general of the ILO about the international labor movement, the idea of "decent labor" and the future of work.
     

    • 27 min
    Serving Those Who Served: A Conversation with Union Veterans Council Executive Director Will Attig

    Serving Those Who Served: A Conversation with Union Veterans Council Executive Director Will Attig

    Julie and Tim talk with Will Attig about his work connecting the labor movement and the veterans community. 

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

Mr. Dibbs ,

Insightful

I’ve been listening for over a year now and it’s always an worthwhile education. Inspiring as well. Give it a listen.

LoloHusky ,

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.

allin4bigblue ,

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.

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