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DC’s call-in show about worker rights: those you have, those you don’t, how to get them and how to use them. Broadcast on WPFW 89.3FM

Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

Your Rights At Work Christopher Garlock

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DC’s call-in show about worker rights: those you have, those you don’t, how to get them and how to use them. Broadcast on WPFW 89.3FM

Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

    Keolis bus driver: Why we’re striking

    Keolis bus driver: Why we’re striking

    Broadcast on January 26, 2022
    Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith

    On the picketline, striking Loudoun County bus driver Sandra Vigil talks about why she and her fellow ATU 689 members are striking Keolis Transit.
    Plus labor news headlines: Union ratifies contract with Ingredion, ending nearly six-month strike; New Kroger payroll system has led to wage theft, UFCW 400 members allege; ‘SNL’ Postproduction workers authorize strike as contract negotiations stall; Nurses rally to uphold safe staffing standards.

    Produced by Chris Garlock; engineered by Michael Nassella and Kahlia Chapman.  

    @wpfwdc @aflcio #1u #unions #laborradiopod @ATULocal689 @ATUComm #1u #ATUStrongerTogether

    • 17 min
    ULiners celebrate 20 years; Bill Lucy on MLK and the Memphis sanitation strike

    ULiners celebrate 20 years; Bill Lucy on MLK and the Memphis sanitation strike

    Broadcast on January 19, 2022
    Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith

    Longtime union organizer and musician Joe Uehlein drops by to preview the ULiNERS 20th Anniversary Celebration coming up this Saturday, and legendary labor leader Bill Lucy reflects on Martin Luther King, Jr. the 1968 Memphis sanitation strike and why “Change is possible.”  

    Produced by Chris Garlock; engineered by Kahlia Chapman.  

    @wpfwdc @aflcio #1u #unions #laborradiopod @THEULINERS

    • 29 min
    Keolis strike update; the “Holman Rule”

    Keolis strike update; the “Holman Rule”

    Broadcast on January 19, 2022
    Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith

    ATU 689 President Raymond Jackson gives us an update on the Loudoun County transit strike against Keolis; American Prospect Editor At Large Harold Meyerson explains The Holman Rule, which would empower Congress to fire, demote, reassign, or cut the pay of individual federal employees.

    Plus labor news headlines: Union membership grew by a quarter of a million workers in 2022; How Restaurant Workers Help Pay for Lobbying to Keep Their Wages Low; The Richest 1% of People Amassed Almost Two-Thirds of New Wealth Created in the Last Two Years, Oxfam Says; OSHA to fine Amazon after discovering warehouse workers have been exposed to unsafe working conditions; NLRB rules in favor of union victory at Staten Island Amazon warehouse, which may help move contract negotiations along.

    Produced by Chris Garlock; engineered by Kahlia Chapman.  

    @wpfwdc @aflcio #1u #unions #laborradiopod @ATUComm @ATULocal689 @TheProspect @HaroldMeyerson

    • 27 min
    Labor & MLK in DC this weekend

    Labor & MLK in DC this weekend

    Broadcast on January 12, 2022
    Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith

    AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Fred Redmond previews the AFL-CIO’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference (Jan. 13-15) and Labor Heritage Foundation Executive Director Elise Bryant on the origins of LHF’s annual MLK “Gonna Take Us All” Ball (Jan. 15).
    Music: Why We Sing: DC Labor Chorus
    Plus labor news headlines: Landslide union vote by Yale grad students and why the Glacier Northwest v. Teamsters case before the Supreme Court today has unions worried about their right to strike.

    Produced by Chris Garlock; engineered by Kahlia Chapman.  

    @wpfwdc @aflcio #1u #unions #laborradiopod

    • 27 min
    LIVE from the Keolis picket line!

    LIVE from the Keolis picket line!

    Broadcast on January 12, 2022
    Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith

    Striking Loudon County paratransit driver Lisa Saunders reports live from the Keolis picket line.

    Plus labor news headlines: NYC nurses win strike, Microsoft grants unlimited leave, and was George Santos really a striker?

    Produced by Chris Garlock; engineered by Kahlia Chapman.  

    @wpfwdc @aflcio #1u #unions #laborradiopod @ATULocal689 @ATUComm #ATUStrongerTogether @KeolisNA @AFLCIO

    • 26 min
    Football players are workers, too

    Football players are workers, too

    Broadcast on January 5, 2023
    Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith

    Callers react to Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin's on-the-job injury and the game’s shoddy treatment of workers, er, players; Patrick Dixon reports on the massive UK strikes; Ed Smith on why exhausted hospital workers are demanding change; a peek into the 2023 Labor Crystal Ball, and local gamers organize first union at Microsoft.  

    Produced by Chris Garlock; engineered by Kahlia Chapman.  

    @wpfwdc @aflcio #1u #unions #laborradiopod @ZeniMaxWorkers @NationalNurses @NursesHealDC

    • 55 min

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