47 episodes

State of the Unions is labor‘s podcast, a production of the 12.5 million member, 56 union AFL-CIO, bringing you the issues and guests important to working people. It is hosted by Tim Schlittner and Carolyn Bobb, 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, 56 union AFL-CIO, bringing you the issues and guests important to working people. It is hosted by Tim Schlittner and Carolyn Bobb, 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.

    Our Newest Affiliate: NWSLPA

    Our Newest Affiliate: NWSLPA

    Co-host Carolyn Bobb sits down for a conversation about the AFL-CIO's newest affiliate, the National Women's Soccer League Players Association (NWSLPA), with its Executive Director Meghann Burke.

    • 21 min
    Her First 100 Days

    Her First 100 Days

    AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler sits down with Emily‘s List President Laphonza Butler to talk about life as newly elected women leaders as Shuler celebrates her first 100 days. They lay out their plans to build more inclusive labor and political movements, respectively. They also discuss how their lives have changed since becoming new leaders of their organizations.

    • 29 min
    Meeting the Moment for Working Families

    Meeting the Moment for Working Families

    Tim and Carolyn sit down with Jimmy Williams Jr., general president of the Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT), to discuss the ongoing membership work of the IUPAT. They also talk about the positive impact the Build Back Better legislative agenda, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act will have on working people across the country.

    • 24 min
    On Strike at Kellogg‘s with BCTGM Members Heather and Andy

    On Strike at Kellogg‘s with BCTGM Members Heather and Andy

    Tim and Carolyn are joined by two BCTGM members on strike at Kellogg's, Heather Greene and Andrew Johnson.

    • 25 min
    A moment for working people with Congressman Chuy García

    A moment for working people with Congressman Chuy García

    Congressman Chuy García (Ill.) joined Tim and Carolyn to discuss the Build Back Better agenda, infrastructure and what passage of the PRO Act would mean for working people all across the country.

    • 26 min
    Democracy, Safe Schools and Union Power

    Democracy, Safe Schools and Union Power

    Tim and Carolyn are joined by American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten to discuss back to school, the state of play on Capitol Hill and the rise of unions.
     

    • 25 min

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