35 episodes

In the Pacific Northwest, we don't live to work... we work to live!

Produced by the Southwest Washington Central Labor Council, Working to Live in Southwest Washington gives working people in Southwest Washington and around the world discussions with decision-makers and everyday folks who help make the lower left corner of the Evergreen State a great place to live... and work!

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In the Pacific Northwest, we don't live to work... we work to live!

Produced by the Southwest Washington Central Labor Council, Working to Live in Southwest Washington gives working people in Southwest Washington and around the world discussions with decision-makers and everyday folks who help make the lower left corner of the Evergreen State a great place to live... and work!

    What Can We Do About The High Cost Of Living With Duncan Camacho and John Zingale

    What Can We Do About The High Cost Of Living With Duncan Camacho and John Zingale

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    It's no secret that things are tough out there. The cost of everything seems to be on the rise, and working people are feeling the pinch.
    Two Southwest Washington union members who are running for the state House of Representatives sit down with Shannon and Harold to talk about what can be done to fix the high cost of living - Duncan Camacho (https://www.duncanforstatehouse.com/) and John Zingale (https://www.electjohnzingale.com/.)
    Want to meet Duncan and John in person? Join the Southwest Washington Central Labor Council for our Labor Neighbor Canvass at the LiUNA 335 hall in Vancouver on October 15 at 10:00 AM - find out more information at https://tinyurl.com/4bxed682.
    There are some working people at locations throughout the Pacific Northwest who are feeling the pinch even more right now: the woodworkers striking against timber giant Weyerhaeuser! Visit https://www.iamw24.org/iam-professionals to find out how you can support these workers standing up against a multimillion dollar company that wants to CUT their benefits even as it's reporting record profits.
    Remember working people in Southwest Washington, this is YOUR podcast! Email us at podcast@swwaclc.org and let us know what you think about the show, and what you'd like to hear in future episodes!
    We're a proud member of the Labor Radio Podcast Network - find more radio shows and podcasts that speak to working people about working people's issues at www.LaborRadioNetwork.org.

    • 35 min
    Why Are So Many Union Members Running For Office?

    Why Are So Many Union Members Running For Office?

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    Happy Labor Day Working People! Do we have a lot to celebrate this year or what? Did you see the latest Gallup poll on support for unions in the US? (https://news.gallup.com/poll/398303/approval-labor-unions-highest-point-1965.aspx)
    Something else to celebrate is the number of union members who are stepping up to run for office! Two of those union members - Terri Niles (https://voteterriniles.com/) and Joe Kear (https://www.joekear.com/) - sit down with Shannon and Harold to talk about why they decided to run and how their union membership affects their campaigns.
    Want to meet Terri, Joe and the other union members running for office in person? Come join us at our Labor Day Picnic in Kalama (https://tinyurl.com/yc8mafx6) on September 5th from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  You'll get to meet the candidates, listen to music, and enjoy free food from our union caterer, SPIN Catering (https://portlandcatering.com/) PLUS there will be kids games and face painting. You won't want to miss it!
    Be sure you don't miss a special Labor Day surprise in this episode courtesy of the Meany Labor Archive (http://www.nlc.edu/archives/) 
    Remember working people in Southwest Washington, this is YOUR podcast! Email us at podcast@swwaclc.org and let us know what you think about the show, and what you'd like to hear in future episodes!
    We're a proud member of the Labor Radio Podcast Network - find more radio shows and podcasts that speak to working people about working people's issues at www.LaborRadioNetwork.org.
     
     

    • 33 min
    How Can We Be There For The Firefighters Who Are There For Us?

    How Can We Be There For The Firefighters Who Are There For Us?

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    Ballots for the August 2nd election (https://clark.wa.gov/elections/august-2-2022-primary-special-election) are headed to Clark County voters' mailboxes - but those ballots contain more than just political candidates asking for your vote in Washington's top-two primary (if you haven't made your decision on who to vote for in the primary, be sure to check out the Southwest Washington Central Labor Council's endorsements at https://www.swwaclc.org/?zone=/unionactive/view_article.cfm&HomeID=875277) 
    Shannon and Harold get the lowdown on two important fire levies  that are also on the ballot from Vancouver Firefighter and IAFF 452 (http://www.iaff452.org/) Political Director Kevin Hart:
    The Clark County Fire District 5 Levy Lid Lift - https://ccfd5.org/Levy-Lid-Lift-for-Fire-EMS 
    and
    The Clark County Fire District 6 Replacement Levy -  https://ccfd6.org/ems-levy/ 
    Plus Kevin shares information on how YOU can become a professional firefighter!
    Remember working people in Southwest Washington, this is YOUR podcast! Email us at podcast@swwaclc.org and let us know what you think about the show, and what you'd like to hear in future episodes!
    We're a proud member of the Labor Radio Podcast Network - find more radio shows and podcasts that speak to working people about working people's issues at www.LaborRadioNetwork.org.

    • 31 min
    What Is Vancouver USA Pride - And Why Does It Happen In July?

    What Is Vancouver USA Pride - And Why Does It Happen In July?

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    June is coming to an end - but that doesn't mean we're done honoring and celebrating members of the LGBTQ+ community here in Southwest Washington! Vancouver USA Pride (https://vanusapride.org/) keeps the party going on July 9th at Esther Short Park in Downtown Vancouver.
    Shannon and Harold sit down with three members of Vancouver USA Pride's Board - Brian Beliel, Jennifer Lanier and Dustina Haase-Lanier - to find out why Pride is so important for working people (no matter what their sexual orientation or gender identity might be,) why Vancouver's event is so much later than other Pride celebrations, and what working families can expect when they attend this year's event.
    The Southwest Washington Central Labor Council and several of its affiliated unions are proud to sponsor this year's Vancouver USA Pride, and you or your organization can sponsor the event too - https://vanusapride.org/be-a-sponsor-or-vendor/!
    Vancouver USA Pride is also looking for volunteers to make the day go smoothly - sign up to volunteer at https://signup.com/go/gReYMWP.
    Want to join Southwest Washington's news Pride At Work (https://www.prideatwork.org/) chapter?  Visit https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/join-pride-at-work and choose to be an "At Large" member, then email the Pride At Work team at info@prideatwork.org and let them know you want to join the new Southwest Washington chapter!
    Remember working people in Southwest Washington, this is YOUR podcast! Email us at podcast@swwaclc.org and let us know what you think about the show, and what you'd like to hear in future episodes!
    We're a proud member of the Labor Radio Podcast Network - find more radio shows and podcasts that speak to working people about working people's issues at www.LaborRadioNetwork.org.

    • 31 min
    Why (and How) Do Unions Get Involved In Elections? With Shaun Gundert and Shawn Nyman

    Why (and How) Do Unions Get Involved In Elections? With Shaun Gundert and Shawn Nyman

    #LaborRadioPod
    It's election time again here in Southwest Washington.  How do we know? Well, the number of political signs has exploded and Labor has put out its endorsements for candidates running for office (https://www.thestand.org/2022/05/wslc-makes-2022-election-endorsements/.)
    But how does organized Labor pick candidates to endorse... and why are unions involved in the political process at all?
    Shannon and Harold sit down with Shaun Gundert and Shawn Nyman, who chair the political committees for the Southwest Washington Central Labor Council and Cowlitz Wahkiakum Central Labor Council, to pull back the curtain on the endorsement process and let you know who Labor is endorsing for the upcoming August 2nd primary, including
    - Patty Murray for US Senate: https://pattymurray.com/ - Marie Glusenkamp Perez for US Representative (Congressional District 3:) https://marieforcongress.com/ - Steve Hobbs for Washington Secretary of State: https://www.electhobbs.com/ - Mary Yu, Barbara Madsen, and Helen Whitener for State Supreme Court
    AND FIVE UNION MEMBERS running for the Washington House of Representatives:- Terri Niles: https://www.facebook.com/ElectTerriNiles/ - Joe Kear: https://www.joekear.com/ - John Zingale: https://www.electjohnzingale.com/ - Duncan Camacho: https://www.duncanforstatehouse.com/ - Monica Stonier: https://www.facebook.com/ElectMonicaStonier 
    Don't write this election off because it's a "mid term" election, working people - make sure you're registered to vote at https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/register.aspx 
    Remember working people in Southwest Washington, this is YOUR podcast! Email us at podcast@swwaclc.org and let us know what you think about the show, and what you'd like to hear in future episodes!
    We're a proud member of the Labor Radio Podcast Network - find more radio shows and podcasts that speak to working people about working people's issues at www.LaborRadioNetwork.org.

    • 32 min
    Who Is The REAL Billy Gohl, and What Does His True Crime Story Have To Do With Labor History? With Aaron Goings and Connor Casey

    Who Is The REAL Billy Gohl, and What Does His True Crime Story Have To Do With Labor History? With Aaron Goings and Connor Casey

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    On this special episode, we're taking a deep dive into "True Crime" territory... Billy Gohl was called "The Ghoul of Grays Harbor" in the early 20th Century when he was accused of being the murderer who dumped several bodies into the canals around Aberdeen. Was he one of America's first serial killers? 
    Find out when Shannon and Harold talk with author Aaron Goings (https://www.stmartin.edu/directory/aaron-goings-phd) about who the REAL Billy Gohl was, and why his story is actually a Labor history story.
    You can buy Aaron's book about Billy Gohl, The Port of Missing Men, online at Powell's Books - and you can support Powells' union by purchasing it through ILWU Local 5's "partner link" - https://www.powells.com/?partnerID=35751
    Then Conor Casey (https://labor.washington.edu/content/conor-casey) from the Labor Archives of Washington (https://www.lib.washington.edu/specialcollections/laws/) drops by to tell Harold and Shannon about some more Washington Labor history, why it needs to be preserved, and what he'd like to do to help ensure Labor history is taught in schools.
    Some of the resources Conor mentions include:
    The Labor Archives of Washington Virtual Reading Room: https://cal.lib.uw.edu/space/123219
    The Wing Luke Museum: https://www.wingluke.org/
    The University of Washington's Labor Studies Minor: https://labor.washington.edu/labor-studies-minor
    The Society of American Archivists Labor Archives Section: https://www2.archivists.org/groups/labor-archives-section
    The Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project: http://depts.washington.edu/civilr/index.htm
    Remember working people in Southwest Washington, this is YOUR podcast! Email us at podcast@swwaclc.org and let us know what you think about the show, and what you'd like to hear in future episodes!
    We're a proud member of the Labor Radio Podcast Network - find more radio shows and podcasts that speak to working people about working people's issues at www.LaborRadioNetwork.org.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

ddhwinther ,

Love the enthusiasm for working people and their issues!

Shannon and Harold work hard to focus on issues that affect working people in SW Washington and seek out guests that can shed light on those topics. This is a must-listen for me because I know I can trust this podcast to keep me informed and make me smile.

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