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Welcome to Uniontown! Brought to you by the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, we dive deep into the backstories of workers and the journey of iconic leaders from their first job to their greatest victory, in every aspect of the movement from Hollywood to the docks. Learn behind-the-scenes stories behind milestone moments and the not-ready-for-prime-time details behind everything from policy to protests. This is a place for unique American stories, stories of immigrants and outcasts, stories of the heartland, and the outliers. We hope you enjoy your stay.

Welcome to Uniontown Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

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Welcome to Uniontown! Brought to you by the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, we dive deep into the backstories of workers and the journey of iconic leaders from their first job to their greatest victory, in every aspect of the movement from Hollywood to the docks. Learn behind-the-scenes stories behind milestone moments and the not-ready-for-prime-time details behind everything from policy to protests. This is a place for unique American stories, stories of immigrants and outcasts, stories of the heartland, and the outliers. We hope you enjoy your stay.

    Episode 04: Richard Trumka

    Episode 04: Richard Trumka

    We welcome America's highest-ranking union leader Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO President, to Uniontown. He looks back on his days as a mineworker, explains why labor is not at odds with environmental rights, and reflects on how his first childhood lesson from his father about racism leads to his conclusion that America can't just be built back, but must be built back better. A podcast from the Los Angeles County of Labor, AFL-CIO.Produced by Hugo Romero, Christian Castro, and Scarlett YingSound Editing: Jared Batty (of IATSE Local 33)Music: The Nightwatchman - Union Town. Special thanks to Tom Morello (of Rage Against the Machine and proud AFM Local 47 union member) for providing us with the music from his solo project.Art: Otha Davis III aka Vakseen     

    • 50 min
    Episode 03: Maxine Waters

    Episode 03: Maxine Waters

    We welcome inspirational role model Congressmember "Aunty" Maxine Waters to Uniontown. She joins us not just to discuss her early days as a garment worker to a transformational leader in Los Angeles and our country, but ALSO to pull the receipts on her haters and the current administration. A podcast from the Los Angeles County of Labor, AFL-CIO.Produced by Hugo Romero, Christian Castro, and Scarlett YingSound Editing: Jared Batty (of IATSE Local 33)Music: The Nightwatchman - Union Town. Special thanks to Tom Morello (of Rage Against the Machine and proud AFM Local 47 union member) for providing us with the music from his solo project.Art: Otha Davis III aka Vakseen     

    • 45 min
    Episode 02: James P. Hoffa

    Episode 02: James P. Hoffa

    In this episode of Welcome to Uniontown, we're joined by James P. Hoffa, who has led the International Brotherhood of Teamsters since 1998 - the second longest-serving President in Teamsters' history. We journey into the past to his days as a football player, take a look at the evolution of the Teamsters during his leadership, discuss the war on workers, and get his thoughts on the Trump administration and Election 2020. A podcast from the Los Angeles County of Labor, AFL-CIO.Produced by Hugo Romero, Christian Castro, and Scarlett Ying.Music: The Nightwatchman - Union Town. Special thanks to Tom Morello (of Rage Against the Machine and proud AFM Local 47 union member) for providing us with the music from his solo project.Art: Otha Davis III aka Vakseen     

    • 43 min
    Episode 01: Dolores Huerta

    Episode 01: Dolores Huerta

    This week on ​Welcome to Uniontown, iconic labor leader Dolores Huerta sits down with podcast host Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO President Ron Hererra and co-host Political Coordinator Hugo Romero to share little-known aspects of her early life and her beginnings in the movement. From her storied partnership with Cesar Chavez to her interactions with James Hoffa and Robert Kennedy. The episode brings in inspiring insights, humor, and anecdotes that allow a rare window into her legendary life. A podcast from the Los Angeles County of Labor, AFL-CIO.Sound Editing: Jared Batty (of IATSE Local 33)Music: The Nightwatchman - Union Town. Special thanks to Tom Morello (of Rage Against the Machine and proud AFM Local 47 union member) for providing us with the music from his solo project.Art: Otha Davis III aka Vakseen     

    • 48 min
    Episode 00: Ron Herrera

    Episode 00: Ron Herrera

    On this special sneak preview episode, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor President Ron Herrera welcomes you to Uniontown. A podcast from the Los Angeles County of Labor, AFL-CIO.Sound Editing: Jared Batty (of IATSE Local 33)Music: The Nightwatchman - Union Town. Special thanks to Tom Morello (of Rage Against the Machine and proud AFM Local 47 union member) for providing us with the music from his solo project.Art: Otha Davis III aka Vakseen     

    • 27 min

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