55 episodes

Everyone in America deserves the freedom to thrive. Join AFT President Randi Weingarten on Union Talk as she interviews workers, policymakers and experts who are confronting the issues working families face and championing solutions from the classroom to the bargaining table to Congress to secure opportunity, justice and a voice in our democracy for all. If you care about great public schools and affordable higher education, healthcare as a right, unions, an economy that works for all and a thriving democracy, Union Talk dives deep into these issues and demonstrates that together we can accomplish for our families and communities what is impossible to do alone.

Union Talk AFT

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    • 4.4 • 18 Ratings

Everyone in America deserves the freedom to thrive. Join AFT President Randi Weingarten on Union Talk as she interviews workers, policymakers and experts who are confronting the issues working families face and championing solutions from the classroom to the bargaining table to Congress to secure opportunity, justice and a voice in our democracy for all. If you care about great public schools and affordable higher education, healthcare as a right, unions, an economy that works for all and a thriving democracy, Union Talk dives deep into these issues and demonstrates that together we can accomplish for our families and communities what is impossible to do alone.

    Special Education Done Right

    Special Education Done Right

    AFT President Randi Weingarten is joined by Illinois Federation of Teachers President Dan Montgomery and Illinois special educator Maggie Stewart to discuss the state of special education and turn a spotlight on Bridges, an extraordinary program committed to ensuring differently-abled students thrive and lead healthy, independent lives.

    • 41 min
    A Union Talk Recap: Pride and Power

    A Union Talk Recap: Pride and Power

    AFT President Randi Weingarten and Brian Bond, the executive director of PFLAG, celebrate Pride encouraging everyone to build community in solidarity as a way to push back against bigoted legislation that targets LGBTQIA+ kids and teachers.

    • 6 min
    AFT Celebrates 10 Million-Book Giveaway and Power of Reading

    AFT Celebrates 10 Million-Book Giveaway and Power of Reading

    Celebrate with AFT President Randi Weingarten, First Book co-founder and CEO Kyle Zimmer and AFT Massachusetts Secretary-Treasurer Brant Duncan as they recognize the impact of distributing 10 million books to kids and communities and the power of literacy against divisive politics and fear.

    • 41 min
    A Union Talk Recap: Teacher Appreciation Week with ‘Abbott Elementary’ Actor Sheryl Lee Ralph

    A Union Talk Recap: Teacher Appreciation Week with ‘Abbott Elementary’ Actor Sheryl Lee Ralph

    Get ready to be inspired as AFT President Randi Weingarten sits down with the electrifying Emmy-winning actor Sheryl Lee Ralph in this exhilarating excerpt from our 2023 Teacher Appreciation Week episode.

    • 7 min
    The Transformative Power of Community Schools

    The Transformative Power of Community Schools

    Join AFT President Randi Weingarten in an exciting episode as she sits down with Dr. Sonya Lisa Romero-Autrey and Leslie Hu, passionate advocates for community schools. Together, they delve into the transformative power of community schools, showcasing their capacity to enhance connections, improve academic performance and reshape public schools into vibrant neighborhood hubs tailored to the unique needs of students and families.

    • 45 min
    Experiential Learning: Where Passion Meets Purpose, with Gov. Wes Moore

    Experiential Learning: Where Passion Meets Purpose, with Gov. Wes Moore

    Join AFT President Randi Weingarten and Maryland Gov. Wes Moore in this enlightening episode recorded at the Albert Shanker Institute’s Passion Meets Purpose conference, a unique event celebrating the transformative power of experiential learning. They explore how experiential learning not only enriches education but also provides students with an amazing pathway to success and fulfilling careers. Don’t miss this insightful conversation on harnessing the magic of experiential learning to shape the future of education.

    • 51 min

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18 Ratings

18 Ratings

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A master class in hypocrisy.

Join America’s gargoyle in a master class in true revisionist history. To hear the gall on this woman is outstanding. A complete 180 degree turn on the AFT’s intentional mismanagement of covid 19. Kids, if you want to be a sociopath tune into this podcast immediately.

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