USW NextGen Coordinator Connie Mabin joins us to talk about their big plans for the NextGen young steelworkers program in 2018, their recruitment of new members, and how to nominate local community leaders for the 2018 Jefferson Awards.
Robert James from USW Local 1999 comes on the program to talk about the layoffs at Carrier and how they have gotten even worse.
From LCLAA and the Steel Workers Union we have Guillermo Perez on the program to discuss the people affected by Trump’s removal of Temporary Protective Status for people from El Salvador and why we need to get DACA legislation passed to protect people are Americans in every way except their official citizenship documents.
Grad students at the University of Pittsburgh just filed for a union election! Activist Abby Cartus, a graduate student in the School of Public Health and USW organizer Jeff Cech join us in studio to celebrate how far they’ve come in the last three years and talk about what happens next.
Tiffany McKee from USW Next Gen joins us while on the road bringing supplies to Texas in order to provide relief to hurricane victims.
What wet wrong with Kumho tires? Maria Somma, director of organizing for the United Steelworkers, describes the psychological warfare that led to employees rejecting a union, despite their initial 80% interest in joining.
Connie Mabin joins us from USW to talk about the charity work that union members are doing.
From the United Steel Workers Education and Membership Development Department we have Guillermo Perez on the program to talk about his efforts to organize the Latino community in Pittsburgh and around the United States. One way that this is being done is be honoring Roberto Clemente who is a great leader from the Pittsburgh area. Clemente was a Puerto Rican American who was in the baseball major leagues during the period of time that baseball was first being racially unsegregated. The event that LCLAA is holding to honor him will be used to raise money for victims of the earthquakes in Mexico, the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, and many other Hispanic communities.
USW Graduate Organizer Jeff Cech joins us with Pitt Grad Student Nikki Forrester to talk about the Pitt Grad Student campaign, why she believes grad students need the protections of unions, and why grad students are calling for transparency in how funding and other decisions are made.
USW Organizer Damon Di Cicco joins us to talk about the Pittsburgh Fight for 15 events kicking off on Labor Day, the Labor Day Parade, and why we should gather with labor friends and family to celebrate the occasion.