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Your Rights At Work

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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

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Pam Parker’s back!

September 23rd, 2022

22:32

Broadcast on September 22, 2022
Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith

Vocalist Pam Parker is hosting an online concert on Sunday, September 25; details/tickets at pamelaparker108@gmail.com. Pam, who recently survived a …

The Anthrax Attacks

September 22nd, 2022

31:06

Broadcast on September 22, 2022
Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith

Netflix documentary The Anthrax Attacks: In The Shadow of 9/11 with director Dan Krauss and Dena Briscoe, president of APWU, Nation’s Capital and …

Biden’s labor scorecard

September 17th, 2022

18:29

Broadcast on September 15, 2022
Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith

Economic Policy Institute policy analyst Margaret Poydock on President Biden’s …

Generation Union

September 16th, 2022

34:26

Broadcast on September 15, 2022
Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith

With a 72% union approval rating among young workers, American Prospect Editor …

Essential workers unite!

September 9th, 2022

15:28

Broadcast on September 8, 2022
Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith

Last week we talked to U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh about the induction of Essential Workers of the Coronavirus Pandemic into the Labor Hall …

Play ball!

September 8th, 2022

41:24

Broadcast on September 8, 2022
Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith

Sportswriter Dave Zirin on three major labor sports stories: the Major League Baseball Players Association affiliates with the AFL-CIO, minor league …

Marty Walsh with 2022 Labor Hall of Honor honorees

September 2nd, 2022

55:12

Broadcast on September 1, 2022
Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith

This week’s guests:
Rebecca Hess
, Mid-Atlantic Regional Joint Board, Workers United, SEIU, with updates on Starbucks Labor Day Weekend Sip-Ins in …

Monopolizing inflation; David Bacon’s wall of photos

August 25th, 2022

52:59

Broadcast on August 25, 2022

While hosts Chris Garlock and Ed Smith are off this week, check out The Heartland Labor Forum’s show:
The Federal Reserve is trying to slow inflation by raising interest rates while at the …

Labor Radio Podcast Weekly

August 18th, 2022

55:18

Broadcast on August 18, 2022

While hosts Chris Garlock and Ed Smith take a break, check out these reports from the Labor Radio Podcast Weekly, which features brief excerpts from some of the more than 150 labor radio …

Labor pitches in for Kentucky flood relief

August 12th, 2022

23:50

Broadcast on August 11, 2022
Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith

Kentucky AFL-CIO President Bill Londrigan reports on labor’s efforts to provide disaster relief to those impacted by the recent floods in eastern …

Shoppers workers take it to the streets

August 11th, 2022

33:28

Broadcast on August 11, 2022
Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith

Supermarket workers at Shoppers, in the second year of a contract extension, are running out of patience; UFCW 400’s Mike Wilson reports.
Today’s …

Big Biz’s Big Lie about the minimum corporate tax

August 5th, 2022

23:49

Broadcast on August 4, 2022
Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith

Damon Silvers on how the GOP is ganging up with Big Tech, Big Pharma and Wall Street to fight the minimum corporate tax.

Produced by Chris Garlock; …

Live from the MetroAccess strike picketline

August 5th, 2022

22:00

Broadcast on August 4, 2022
Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith

On the picketline at the Hubbard Road MetroAccess strike against Transdev by members of ATU Local 689.

Produced by Chris Garlock; engineered by …

Get up, stand up

July 28th, 2022

32:27

Broadcast on July 28, 2022
Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith

Jonah Furman on the DMV-area Labor Notes Meet-up (Sat, July 30, 12 noon at …

Selma James says “Our Time Is Now”

July 24th, 2022

26:42

Broadcast on July 21, 2022
Hosted by Chris Garlock
Writer, feminist and social activist Selma James on the International Wages for Housework …

Free Brittney Griner!

July 21st, 2022

29:10

Broadcast on July 21, 2022
Hosted by Chris Garlock

Sportswriter DAVE ZIRIN on the campaign to free women’s basketball star Brittney Griner, an active …

Back To The Way Things Were

July 17th, 2022

20:08

Broadcast on July 14, 2022
Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith

Velina Brown, director of the San Francisco Mime Troupe’s new live musical, Back To …

Primary GOTV; fairhotel.org

July 14th, 2022

31:55

Broadcast on July 14, 2022
Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith

UFCW 1994’s Amy Millar reports on how labor is getting out the vote for the July 19 …

Fighting for telework

July 11th, 2022

20:40

Broadcast on July 7, 2022
Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith

Sean Hendley, former president of AFSCME Local 3399, reports on how Takoma Park City …

Don’t count on the Supreme Court

July 7th, 2022

27:07

Broadcast on July 7, 2022
Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith

Labor historian Joe McCartin reminds us that counting on the Supreme Court to uphold …

Putting the union in Union Kitchen

June 23rd, 2022

39:28

Broadcast on June 23, 2022
Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith

After months of delays by the boss, Union Kitchen workers have finally won union recognition; UFCW Local 400 organizer Travis Acton reports. Then, it’s

Power Concedes Nothing

June 10th, 2022

16:53

Broadcast on June 9, 2022
Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith

How did our movements in the south flip key states against Trump, hold the line in …

Marching for our lives

June 9th, 2022

21:00

Broadcast on June 9, 2022
Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith

Washington Teachers Union president Jacqueline Pogue Lyons on Saturday’s March for …

Labor Notes conference & the Great Labor Arts Exchange

June 3rd, 2022

25:44

Broadcast on June 2, 2022
Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith

The Great Labor Arts Exchange, usually held in Washington, DC, will be part of the annual Labor Notes conference coming up June 16th through 19th in …

Union vets on the line

May 26th, 2022

55:00

Broadcast on May 26, 2022
Hosted by Chris Garlock

Union Veterans Council Executive Director Will Attig on why he got arrested with fellow union vets …

Does Buffalo end the “Lone Wolf” theory?

May 19th, 2022

55:19

Broadcast on May 19, 2022
Hosted by Chris Garlock

Bill Fletcher, Mike Wilson and Mark Gaston Pearce on the racist attack on Black shoppers and workers in Buffalo: does the mainstreaming of the baseless “replacement …

Kim Kelly says “Fight Like Hell”

May 12th, 2022

54:42

Broadcast on May 12, 2022
Hosted by Chris Garlock

Labor journalist KIM KELLY on her new bookFight Like Hell: The Untold History of American Labor”, …

Reproductive rights are workers rights

May 5th, 2022

55:12

Broadcast on May 5, 2022
Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith

Hayley Brown, VP for Organizing at the Nonprofit Employees Union (NPEU): Reproductive rights are workers rights, and abortion access is a labor issue (Read …

Killed at Work

April 29th, 2022

55:09

Broadcast on April 28, 2022
Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith

On Workers Memorial Day, National Council for Occupational Safety and Health …

Earth Day 2022: Fight For Our Future

April 21st, 2022

55:47

Broadcast on April 21, 2022
Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith

Barista J FLETCHER on this week’s vote by workers at five Richmond Starbucks to unionize; JOHN DOHERTY (Painters union) on the April 23 Fight for Our …

Office space: designed for whom?

April 14th, 2022

54:49

Broadcast on April 14, 2022
Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith

Chris Biondi, Training Director at the Washington DC Joint Plumbing Apprenticeship Committee talks about apprentices and Plumber Local 5’s April 21 …

Amazon workers notch historic win

April 7th, 2022

55:06

Broadcast on April 7, 2022
Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith

American Prospect editor at large HAROLD MEYERSON on the historic win at the Amazon JFK8 warehouse, plus exciting news about big changes in labor law …

On The Line with Daisy Pitkin

March 31st, 2022

55:03

Broadcast on March 31, 2022
Hosted by Chris Garlock

On today’s show, Washington Hilton housekeepers were up in arms on Tuesday; we find out why from …

Putting the movement in Movement

March 26th, 2022

55:11

Broadcast on March 24, 2022
Hosted by Chris Garlock

Movement Crystal City is the first major gym in the country to unionize; organizer Gus Mason joins us to explain why

Ukraine: Labor Radio Podcast Network reports

March 17th, 2022

55:00

Broadcast on March 17, 2022
Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith

Compilation of reports about Ukraine from shows in the Labor Radio Podcast Network, including Your Rights At Work, The Dig, Working 4 a Livin, The Rick …

“We Are Not Slaves”

March 10th, 2022

54:57

Broadcast on March 10, 2022
Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith

On Wednesday, Mayor Muriel Bowser signed an agreement with unions that represent more than 11,000 DC government employees; we find out more from AFSCME …

Greenhouse on Two-Faced Anti-Unionism; Zirin on the MLB lockout; Crandell on Twenty-Two Cents an Hour

March 4th, 2022

59:05

Broadcast on March 3, 2022
Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith

Longtime labor reporter Steven Greenhouse on Two-Faced Anti-Unionism; sportswriter

Workers say No to war in Ukraine

February 25th, 2022

54:50

Broadcast on February 24, 2022
Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith

The American people don't want another war. The Ukrainian people don't want a war. The Russian people don't want war. We talk with longtime labor and …

One Fair Wage declares victory

February 18th, 2022

55:13

Broadcast on February 17, 2022
Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith

One Fair Wage president Saru Jayaraman with an update on the DC and U.S. Congress campaigns, plus a special 9 to 5 screening with Jane Fonda and Lily …

Organizing with Union Kitchen, Starbucks and POTUS

February 10th, 2022

54:56

Broadcast on February 10, 2022
Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith

Reports from the folks who are organizing a union at, yes, Union Kitchen here …

Transit Equity Day, grocery prices & "Revolutionary Nonviolence”

February 4th, 2022

54:56

Broadcast on February 3, 2022
Hosted by Chris Garlock

February 4 is Transit Equity Day and ATU Local 689 President Raymond Jackson and Labor Network For Sustainability Maryland Director Elizabeth Bunn join us to talk …

The Future We Need

January 27th, 2022

55:07

Broadcast on January 27, 2022
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

Erica Smiley (Jobs with Justice) and Sarita Gupta (Ford Foundation's Future of Work) on their new book, The Future We Need, Organizing for a Better …

Confessions of a Union Buster

January 20th, 2022

54:56

Broadcast on January 20, 2022
Hosted by Chris Garlock

Longtime union organizer Bob Muehlenkamp, who’s written an introduction to a new “activist” edition of Confessions of a Union Buster, says a half-century of union …

The filibuster’s racist roots

January 13th, 2022

55:05

Broadcast on January 13, 2022
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

The AFL-CIO’s Bill Samuel on the racist anti-democratic roots of the filibuster, …

“All You Fascists Are Bound To Lose”

January 6th, 2022

55:04

Broadcast on January 6, 2022
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show: One year after the attack on the U.S. Capitol, the Capitol Police …

Who will strike in 2022?

December 30th, 2021

55:05

Broadcast on December 30, 2021

This week’s show, after months of negotiations and a public campaign, Colonial Williamsburg workers have finally won …

SFMT’s “A Red Carol”

December 23rd, 2021

54:59

Broadcast on December 23, 2021

This week's show: The San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “A Red Carol” radio drama blends activism, comedy, music, and …

DC Labor Chorus’ 2021 “Evening of Favorite and Sacred Songs”

December 16th, 2021

54:56

Broadcast on December 16, 2021

This week's show: Live-streamed from the Blue House Productions sound stage last Sunday night, the DC Labor Chorus’ Evening of Favorite and Sacred Songs is one of the highlights of the …

Why Kellogg’s strikers said Hell No

December 9th, 2021

55:03

Broadcast on December 9, 2021
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show: Live from Battle Creek, Michigan, an update from Trevor Bidelman, president of Baker’s Local 3G on why Kellogg’s strikers …

Defense worker says “Cut the Pentagon budget”

December 2nd, 2021

55:16

Broadcast on December 2, 2021
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show: we talk with David Story, a defense industry worker who says it’s time to cut the Pentagon budget (and spend the money on unionized …

“Warrior Coal ain’t got no soul!”

November 18th, 2021

54:54

Broadcast on November 18, 2021
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show: The Warrior Met Coal strike comes to DC; UMWA’s Erin Bates reports. AFL-CIO Director of government affairs Bill Samuel on how the …

Operation Union Veterans Day

November 12th, 2021

57:24

Broadcast on November 11, 2021
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show: William Attig, Executive Director of the Union Veterans Council, AFL-CIO drops by to discuss a brand-new program, Operation Union …

WTF happened in VA?

November 5th, 2021

55:14

Broadcast on November 4, 2021
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show: Harold Meyerson, Editor-at-large, American Prospect, on “The …

“Keeping Workers Safe”; "Bridging the Divide” & “A World Like This”

October 28th, 2021

55:02

Broadcast on October 28, 2021
Hosted by Chris Garlock

This week's show: Michigan Congressman Andy Levin remembers AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka and tells us about theKeeping Workers Safe Act” Levin just introduced …

Latina Equal Pay Day; women soccer players strike

October 21st, 2021

54:13

Broadcast on October 21, 2021
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show: Today is Latina Equal Pay Day: Xochitl Cobarruvias (Labor Council for Latin American Advancement LA chapter chair) on why Latinas must …

#Striketober: MA nurses and KY distillers

October 14th, 2021

55:00

Broadcast on October 14, 2021
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show: 700 nurses have been striking for 8 months at St. Vincent …

No justice, no Froot Loops!

October 7th, 2021

55:08

Broadcast on October 7, 2021
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show: Bakery Workers Local 3G president Trevor Bidelman reports on the

Striking Hollywood, more DC paid leave & boycotting the Merriweather Lakehouse

October 1st, 2021

54:09

Broadcast on WPFW (89.3FM) on September 23, 2021
Hosted by Chris Garlock

This week's show:
Hollywood could be facing the biggest strike since World …

Sneak attack on worker rights; Oreo’s OK again; Womxn’s Labor Leadership Symposium

September 23rd, 2021

54:11

Broadcast on WPFW (89.3FM) on September 23, 2021
Hosted by Chris Garlock

This week's show:
Why Bill 34-20 in Montgomery County is a sneak attack on all union rights…Oreos are OK again (sort of); workers won their …

Bad bosses, TSA worker rights & affordable housing

September 16th, 2021

55:16

Broadcast on WPFW (89.3FM) on September 16, 2021
Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith

This week's show:
Nabisco strikers win tentative contract.
Stories of terrible managers—and the workers who fought back; we talk …

On the line with striking bakers and barbers

September 10th, 2021

54:25

Broadcast on September 9, 2021
Hosted by Chris Garlock

On this week's show: NoVA Labor's Ginny Diamond (and friends) with a live report from the Richmond bakery and barber strike picket lines; plus we visit with new …

Working in DC: The musical!

September 2nd, 2021

53:30

Broadcast on September 2, 2021
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show: Working in DC, the musical based on Studs Terkel’s book of oral histories of workers, opens on Labor Day on Black Lives Matter Plaza …

No contracts, no snacks!

August 26th, 2021

54:47

Broadcast on August 26, 2021
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show: A frontline report from the Nabisco strike*, a preview of Saturday’s March On for Voting Rights, and Jamie McCallum remembers activist …

Tales of the Resistance: Persistence (Episodes 6 & 7)

August 19th, 2021

54:59

Broadcast on August 19, 2021

This week's show: Two episodes of the San Francisco Mime Troupe’s Tales of the Resistance: Persistence radio drama. First up, a little change of pace, with the "What Were You Thinking?" …

Remembering Richard Trumka

August 12th, 2021

55:20

Broadcast on August 12, 2021
Hosted by Ed Smith

This week's show: AFL-CIO director of policy and special counsel Damon Silvers remembers his friend …

Rich Trumka, 1949-2021

August 5th, 2021

54:56

Broadcast on August 5, 2021
Hosted by Chris Garlock

This week's show: Labor historian Joe McCartin on the life and legacy of AFL-CIO president Rich Trumka, who died on August 5. PLUS: "I've Never Been More Optimistic": …

SFMT's Tales of the Resistance, Vol.2: Persistence (Episodes 3 & 4)

July 30th, 2021

54:24

On this week's show: two great episodes of the San Francisco Mime Troupe’s Tales of the Resistance, Vol. 2 radio drama. First up, "We Keep Us Safe: A …

AFL-CIO’s PRO Act “Week of Action”

July 22nd, 2021

54:34

Broadcast on July 22, 2021
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show: AFL-CIO director of policy and special counsel Damon Silvers reports

Is telework more productive? Plus, Brewing a Boycott

July 15th, 2021

54:33

Broadcast on July 15, 2021
Hosted by Chris Garlock

This week's show: Richard Loeb, AFGE Senior Policy Counselor, on why nearly 80% of federal and DC …

Marvel Cooke & Tales of the Resistance

July 8th, 2021

55:01

Broadcast on July 8, 2021

This week's show:
From The View from Somewhere podcast, the fascinating story of Marvel Cooke, a groundbreaking Black …

Postal Workers celebrate 50 years

July 1st, 2021

55:18

Broadcast on July 1, 2021
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show: The American Postal Workers Union is celebrating its’ 50th birthday …

World premiere: “Scabby the Rat, and Fatty the Cat”

June 25th, 2021

55:09

Broadcast on June 24, 2021
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show: NABET-CWA Local 31’s Barbara Krieger on workers under assault at …

YRAW Archives: Worked Over: How Round-the-Clock Work Is Killing the American Dream

June 17th, 2021

54:12

Originally broadcast on February 11, 2021; rebroadcast on June 17, 2021

Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show:
The AFL-CIO’s Cathy …

Fact-checking the labor shortage hype/Seeing Red

June 10th, 2021

54:57

Broadcast on June 10, 2021

This week's show: Chris Garlock and Ed Smith are off this week but we’ve got a special show for you today.

First, on the

Class, country music and social change

June 3rd, 2021

54:48

Broadcast on June 3, 2021
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show: MD Dems and labor leaders are denouncing Governor Hogan’s efforts to end supplemental unemployment insurance payments; we hear from UNITE …

Workplace violence and mental health

May 27th, 2021

54:57

Broadcast on May 27, 2021
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show: Wednesday’s deadly shooting at the maintenance and dispatch center for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority in San Jose, …

Blowing the whistle on corporate greed

May 20th, 2021

54:58

Broadcast on May 20, 2021
Hosted by Chris Garlock and David Stephen

This week's show: Washington Gas workers (Teamsters 96) blow the whistle on corporate greed. Organizer Steve Lanning (LiUNA 11) on workers’ right to …

Will strike, if necessary

May 14th, 2021

55:17

Broadcast on May 13, 2021
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Elise Bryant

This week's show: ATU 689 shop steward Tonia White on why MetroAccess Operations …

Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect

May 7th, 2021

55:06

Broadcast on May 6, 2021
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show: The AFL-CIO’s 30th annual Death On The Job report…DC Labor Chorus’ …

DC statehood; Volvo workers strike

April 22nd, 2021

1:00:07

Broadcast on April 22, 2021
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show: David Stephen, MWC political director, on today’s historic House …

Liz Davis lives!

April 15th, 2021

53:10

Broadcast on April 15, 2021

Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show: Remembering the life and work of Washington Teachers Union Local 6 president Liz Davis, who died April 4.

Guests: Fedrick Ingram, AFT …

PRO Act Digital Day of Action

April 8th, 2021

55:15

Broadcast on April 8, 2021
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show: AFL-CIO Communications Director Tim Schlittner on the PRO Act Digital Day of Action today (Click here to call your rep!); Moment of …

Duke University Press workers organize

April 1st, 2021

55:40

Broadcast on April 1, 2021
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

Breaking news: AFL-CIO reports that the federation’s headquarters have been renamed …

Celebrating Women’s History Month in song

March 26th, 2021

55:41

Broadcast on March 25, 2021
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Elise Bryant

This week's show: Music by and about working women from Anne Feeney, Bev Grant, Etta James, Alicia Keys, Annie Lennox, the Rose City Kings, Nina …

Atlanta murders targeted working women

March 18th, 2021

54:59

Broadcast on March 18, 2021
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show: Labor movement unites in condemnation of murders of female Asian workers in Atlanta; fire fighters battle Virginia’s Jim Crow legacy; …

Workers after a year of the pandemic

March 12th, 2021

55:01

Broadcast on March 11, 2021
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show: What’s been the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on DC-area workers …

UI, MEWPA & Re-Union

March 4th, 2021

55:01

Broadcast on March 4, 2021
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show:
Pushing to extend Unemployment Insurance benefits with Judy Conti, Government Affairs Director at the National Employment Law Project…

The Hardhat Riot

February 25th, 2021

55:06

Broadcast on February 25, 2021
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show:
EPI Policy Analyst Margaret Poydock on the story behind the

Life and Times of a Black Wobbly & Strike the Hammer

February 18th, 2021

55:35

Broadcast on February 17, 2021
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show:
Special Black Labor History Month show: Peter Cole on “Ben …

Worked Over: How Round-the-Clock Work Is Killing the American Dream

February 12th, 2021

53:46

Broadcast on February 11, 2021
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show:
The AFL-CIO’s Cathy Feingold and Brian Finnegan report live …

Remembering John Sweeney (1934-2021)

February 4th, 2021

55:06

Broadcast on February 4, 2021
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show:
Stephen Lerner, Marilyn Sneiderman, Harold Meyerson and Joe …

Why “Work Won’t Love You Back”

January 28th, 2021

54:59

Broadcast on January 28, 2021
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show:
Labor journalist Sarah Jaffe on her new book Work Won't Love …

Biden fires Trump's union buster at the NLRB

January 21st, 2021

54:52

Broadcast on January 21, 2021
Hosted by Chris Garlock 

This week's show:
Joe McCartin on Biden’s firing of Peter Robb, Trump-appointed general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board, who helped Reagan bust …

COVID vaccine: myths & realities

January 14th, 2021

1:00:07

Broadcast on January 14, 2021
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show:
John Boardman, UNITE HERE Local 25 on calls for DC-area hotel closures and transit safety procedures to protect staff and public from …

Workers react to the insurrection

January 8th, 2021

54:36

Broadcast on January 7, 2021
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show:
John Boardman (UNITE HERE 25), Jaime Contreras (SEIU 32BJ) and Mark Federici (UFCW 400) on how DC-area workers were affected by …

Gonna Vote Your Asses Out!

December 31st, 2020

36:15

Broadcast on December 31, 2020
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show: Chris and Ed say goodbye to 2020 with a dozen work-themed …

SF Mime Troupe's "A Red Carol"

December 26th, 2020

59:32

Broadcast on December 24, 2020

Chris Garlock and Ed Smith are off for the holiday; they'll be back next week with a New Year's Eve all-labor music …

A Red Carol; Workers in holiday movies

December 17th, 2020

54:58

Broadcast on December 17, 2020
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show:
A Red Carol; Daniel Savio, Music Producer and member of the

Best labor books of the year

December 11th, 2020

54:46

Broadcast on December 10, 2020
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show:
The best labor books of 2020, with TIM SHEARD, Hardball Press publisher and author of the Lenny Moss mysteries, and PATRICK DIXON,

“Right to Return to Work”; the urgent need for economic relief

December 4th, 2020

54:39

Broadcast on December 3, 2020
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show:
Sam Epps, Unite Here Local 25 Political Director, on the …

Workers fight for safe DC schools; "Tales of the Resistance" wraps

November 19th, 2020

54:33

Broadcast on November 19, 2020
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show:
Metro Washington Council president Dyana Forester reports on

Everything you need to know about DC unemployment insurance

November 12th, 2020

54:59

Broadcast on November 12, 2020
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show:
DC City Councilmember Elissa Silverman discusses extended UI benefits, troubleshooting the latest issues, and the upcoming oversight …

Election zombies?

November 5th, 2020

54:57

Broadcast on November 5, 2020
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show:
Bill Fletcher, Jr. explains how the 2020 election proves the existence of zombies (and reveals his simple 3-step Zombie Test). …

The End of the Beginning!!!

October 29th, 2020

54:55

Broadcast on October 29, 2020
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show:
The cliff-hanger Episode 9 of the San Francisco Mime Troupe’s Tales of the Resistance radio drama. Will the Resistance become a …

Fighting union busters in a Carolina carpet mill

October 23rd, 2020

55:06

Broadcast on October 22, 2020
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show:
Legendary organizer Phil Cohen’s shocking expose of illegal union-busting under the Trump Administration (info/order his book here).

The San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Tales of Resistance” (Episode 8)

October 16th, 2020

1:00:07

Broadcast on October 15, 2020
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show:
“Systemic racism” at the VA? Plus: the latest episode of the San Francisco Mime Troupe’s Tales of Resistance! Today, the continuing …

A nerd runs for office; Marx at the Arcade

October 8th, 2020

1:00:08

Broadcast on October 8, 2020
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show:
Policy nerd Ed Lazere – DC City Council At-Large candidate -- on …

The Killing of Daniel Prude: Rochester labor reacts

October 2nd, 2020

54:52

Broadcast on October 1, 2020
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show:
Rochester (NY) Labor Council president Dan Maloney on the local labor movement’s reaction to the killing of Daniel Prude and the need …

Trump’s top 50 attacks on working people

September 25th, 2020

53:51

Broadcast on September 24, 2020
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show:
Heidi Shierholz on EPI’s report on the Trump administration’s …

NC nurses win landslide victory; Despotism at work

September 17th, 2020

1:00:07

Broadcast on September 17, 2020
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show:
Largest hospital union victory in South since 1975: Asheville, NC HCA nurses vote ‘Yes’ to unionize in Landslide Vote by 70% for …

Union vets mobilizing to vote; AFGE's Black Labor Week

September 10th, 2020

1:54:01

Broadcast on September 10, 2020
Hosted by Chris Garlock

This week's show:
The Union Veterans Council reports on their 2020 political strategy …

Grocery workers protest; Tales of the Resistance Episode 5

September 3rd, 2020

54:25

Broadcast on September 3, 2020
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show:
Grocery workers plan 18 simultaneous protests today at area …

Labor joins the Commitment March; Unionbusting, vegan style

August 27th, 2020

55:08

Broadcast on August 27, 2020
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show:
We visit with local union leaders participating in tomorrow’s Commitment March and Rally on the 57th anniversary of the historic 1963 …

“The Last Strike”; Tales of the Resistance

August 20th, 2020

54:54

Broadcast on August 20, 2020
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show:
Danny Alpert, Co-director of the upcoming film The Last Strike; check out their Kickstarter campaign here.
PLUS:  Episode 4 of The San …

Getting it right on reopening schools; How the media abandoned the working class

August 13th, 2020

1:00:07

Broadcast on August 13, 2020
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show:
Liz Davis, Washington Teacher’s Union; “Getting it Right: …

Worker wins and losses at DC City Council; 2020 Executive Paywatch report

August 6th, 2020

54:40

Broadcast on August 6, 2020
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show:
Jews United For Justice DC Community Organizer Zach Weinstein on “Wins, losses and a few things in-between: highlights from this year’s …

Tales of the Resistance (Episodes 1 & 2)

July 30th, 2020

1:00:07

Broadcast on July 30, 2020

Chris Garlock and Ed Smith are off this week; they’ll be back next week with the latest labor news, guests and updates, …

Union-busting at the Scholars Strategy Network

July 23rd, 2020

54:54

Broadcast on July 23, 2020
Hosted by Chris Garlock

This week's show:
A tribute to John Lewis, the American politician and civil-rights leader who …

VA first to issue standard to protect workers from COVID-19

July 17th, 2020

1:00:07

Broadcast on July 16, 2020
Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith

This week's show:
Doris Crouse-Mays, Virginia AFL-CIO President: Virginia Issues …

SF Mime Troupe’s “Tales of the Resistance”

July 9th, 2020

1:00:07

Broadcast on July 9, 2020
Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith

This week's show:
Latest labor news updates, including what’s happening with the …

Union democracy at the Homestead Steel Mill; Remembering Dr. Howard Croft

July 2nd, 2020

54:53

Broadcast on July 2, 2020
Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith

This week's show:
MIKE STOUT, author, Homestead Steel Mill: The Final Ten Years ― …

Coerced: Work Under Threat of Punishment

June 25th, 2020

54:29

Broadcast on June 25, 2020
Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith

This week's show:
ERIN HATTON, author, Coerced: Work Under Threat of Punishment
MLOV’s MEGAN MACARAEG on the DC Excluded Workers Rally coming up Monday, …

SCOTUS bans LGBTQ workplace discrimination; meet new MWC president Dyana Forester

June 18th, 2020

1:00:07

Broadcast on June 18, 2020
Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith

This week's show:
JERAME DAVIS, Executive Director, Pride@Work
ANNE BALAY, teacher, activist and author of “Steel Closets” and “Semi Queer”  
Music: I …

Music to start a revolution!

June 11th, 2020

1:00:07

Broadcast on June 11 2020

Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith

This week's show:
Music to start a revolution. Plus, listener music calls and …

Labor on George Floyd and the fight for justice

June 4th, 2020

55:04

Broadcast on June 4, 2020

Hosted by Chris Garlock & Elise Bryant, President, Coalition of Labor Union Women

This week's guests:
RYAN TIMLIN, …

"Workers First" caravan; extending “recognition pay”

May 28th, 2020

55:06

Broadcast May 28, 2020

This week's guests:
TEFERE GEBRE, Executive Vice President of the AFL-CIO, on the June 3 Workers First Caravan
JONATHAN WILLIAMS, Communications Director, UFCW 400, on his union’s calls on Giant …

Big biz uses COVID-19 to dodge responsibility for worker safety

May 21st, 2020

54:43

Broadcast May 21, 2020

This week's guests:
REBECCA DIXON, Executive Director, National Employment Law Project, on how big biz is using coronavirus as an excuse to get permanent protection from all worker lawsuits
LYNN …

“American Unemployment Past, Present, And Future"

May 14th, 2020

54:15

Broadcast May 14, 2020

This week's guests:
FRANK STRICKER; Author, “American Unemployment Past, Present, and Future; Lies your economists told …

UI updates; Meditation during the pandemic

May 7th, 2020

55:03

Broadcast May 7, 2020

This week's guests:
LOLITA MARTIN, Staff Attorney, Claimant Advocacy Program: Updates on filing for Unemployment Insurance in DC
NALISHA MEHTA; meditation and relaxation during the pandemic

AU WORKER RIGHTS; LABOR AND THE ENVIRONMENT; "THE EDGE OF ANARCHY"

April 23rd, 2020

55:00

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

Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's guests:
ANTHONY RANDOLPH from UNITE HERE LOCAL 23; Tens of …

HOTEL WORKERS FIGHT TO SURVIVE; ORGANIZING NON-PROFITS; "THE LONG DEEP GRUDGE"

April 16th, 2020

54:50

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

This week's guests:
JOHN BOARDMAN, UNITE HERE …

SUPERMARKET WORKERS & NURSES DURING THE PANDEMIC; “MONGREL FIREBUGS AND MEN OF PROPERTY"

April 9th, 2020

54:49

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

This week's guests:
JONATHAN WILLIAMS, UFCW …

Suing the government on behalf of federal employees exposed to coronavirus; Michael Honey on "What Happened to Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream of Economic Justice?” (Hour 2)

April 2nd, 2020

52:05

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

Today’s guests:
HEIDI BURAKIEWICZ, partner at …

Companies mistreating workers as COVID-19 spreads; Nationals Opening Day finds thousands of concessions workers facing destitution (Hour 1)

April 2nd, 2020

53:42

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

Today’s guests:
DEBORAH BERKOWITZ, Worker …

Worker voices from the COVID pandemic

March 26th, 2020

55:23

Broadcast on March 26, 2020
Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith

This week's show:
Worker voices from the COVID pandemic: Brian Wivell, ATU 689; Dabney Hudson, president DC Fire Fighters Local 36; John Boardman, …

Coronavirus bill; labor & COVID 19; Paid sick leave

March 19th, 2020

55:01

Broadcast on March 19, 2020

Hosted by Chris Garlock and Ed Smith, live from their own homes, thanks to Chris Bangert-Drowns who’s engineering the show from the WPFW studios in downtown DC.

This week's show:

ELISE GOULD …

Labor takes on Coronavirus

March 12th, 2020

55:19

Broadcast on March 12, 2020

Hosted by Chris Garlock; David Stephen is subbing for Ed Smith, who’s self-quarantined due to possible exposure to the …

Coronavirus and worker rights

March 5th, 2020

55:08

Broadcast on March 5, 2020

Hosted by Chris Garlock & Damon Silvers, subbing for Ed Smith, who’s away this week  

This week's show:

JUDY CONTI; Coronavirus and worker rights

JOANNA BLOTNER; Paid Sick Leave

GARY …

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