Union City Radio

UC Radio produces daily brief updates on DC-area labor news, events and history. Labor Live@5 features live music from the working class. Your Rights at Work is a weekly live call-in radio show about worker rights. All shows originate on WPFW 89.3 FM in the District of Columbia.

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🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-11-20 22:52
last episode published
2019-11-20 13:00
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20.11.2019

Union City Radio 1,000 WV nurses organize

One of the biggest organizing victories since West Virginia became a Right-to-Work state. Today’s labor history: time clock invented. Today’s labor quote by Norman Thomas.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
19.11.2019

Union City Radio MD/DC AFL-CIO: “Our moment, our fight, our future”

Hundreds of unionists gather for Maryland/DC AFL-CIO Convention. Today’s labor history: National Writers Union founded. Today’s labor quote by Joe Hill.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
18.11.2019

Union City Radio MD/DC AFL-CIO president Donna Edwards: "We are at one moment in time"

"I do believe that we are at one moment in time...It is our moment. It is our fight. And it is our future." Edited from her speech at the November 18, 2019 MD/DC AFL-CIO Convention.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
18.11.2019

Union City Radio How a union job helped a vet gain dignity

Will Attig, Executive Director of the AFL-CIO’s Veteran’s Council. Today’s labor history: Seattle printers reject anti-labor ad. Today’s labor quote by Tom Kelly.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
17.11.2019

Union City Radio Labor History Today (11/17): Remembering Lattimer, GINA and Newsies

Paul Shackel, author of “Remembering Lattimer,” on one of the largest labor massacres in U.S. history. Lewis Maltby on the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, the major workplace protection measure celebrating its’ 10th anniversary. Plus a sneak...
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
15.11.2019

Union City Radio Transdev returns to table as bus driver strike continues

“It's time for Transdev to bargain in good faith.” Today’s labor history: Federation of Trades and Labor Unions founded. Today’s labor quote by Tex Schramm.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
14.11.2019

Union City Radio Mark Pocan (D, WI): On labor representation in Washington

"Labor is the only voice that comes to Washington and says look; you’ve got to fight for people." Today’s labor history: trade unions form AFL precursor. Today’s labor quote by Leonora O’Reilly.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
14.11.2019

Your Rights at Work Talk Show Your Rights at Work - Thursday, November 14, 2019

Chris Garlock, with Ed Smith
13.11.2019

Union City Radio Supermarket workers ready to strike over pensions

Giant and Safeway workers protested at local supermarkets last week and there are plans for more protests this week. Today’s labor history: GM strike closes 96 plants. Today’s labor quote by Gil Scott Heron.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
12.11.2019

Union City Radio “Newsies” moves and inspires

The story is over a century old, yet the battle for workplace justice is exactly the same as that being fought by the Lorton bus drivers, Chicago teachers and GM autoworkers. Today’s labor history: Ellis Island closes. Today’s labor quote by John A. By...
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
11.11.2019

Union City Radio Labor History Today (11/10): Debs, Sanders, Socialism and 2020

Leon Fink talks with Patrick Dixon about Eugene Debs, Bernie Sanders, American socialism and the 2020 race for president of the United States. On this week’s Cool Things from the Meany Archive, Alan Wierdak and Chloe Danyo explore a document from tw...
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
11.11.2019

Union City Radio Remembering the Union Veterans Council

Vets face real issues that require real actions. Today’s labor history: 57 crewmen die when their ships sank during a huge storm over Lake Michigan. Today’s labor quote by Hugo Black.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
8.11.2019

Union City Radio Flexing labor's muscle: Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Mark Pocan

“They’ve (corporations) gone way too far…and people are starting to fight back.” Today’s labor history: 20,000 workers stage general strike in New Orleans. Today’s labor quote by Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
7.11.2019

Union City Radio “Shut it down!” say striking bus drivers

The Transdev strike is now entering its third week with no end in sight. Today’s labor history: general strike by building trades workers in eastern Massachusetts. Today’s labor quote by Myles Horton.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
7.11.2019

Your Rights at Work Talk Show Your Rights at Work - Thursday, November 7, 2019

Chris Garlock, with Ed Smith
6.11.2019

Union City Radio Transdev cuts health insurance for strikers, walks away from table

Major rally is planned at WMATA headquarters today at noon. Today’s labor history: Spangler coal mine explosion kills 79. Today’s labor quote by Louis H. Albert.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
5.11.2019

Union City Radio Labor gets out the vote on Election Day

Backs candidates in off-year elections. Today’s labor history: birth of Gene Debs. Today’s labor quote by George Meany.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
4.11.2019

Union City Radio AFSCME demands safe staffing in Maryland

Vacancies threatening state employee safety at work and costing tax payers $100 million annually in overtime. Today’s labor history: Striking steelworkers at Bridgestone/Firestone win their jobs back. Today’s labor quote by Will Rogers.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
3.11.2019

Union City Radio Labor History Today (11/3): Precarious work in the movies

Tom Zaniello talks with Sherry Linkon about his next book, an exploration of media accounts of precarious work, ranging from Edward R. Murrow's famous 1960 documentary Harvest of Shame to the storytelling of modern video games. Kalmanovitz Associate ...
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
1.11.2019

Union City Radio Trump Administration backs down, withdraws “pay to protest” rules

“This is an extraordinary victory for the people of the United States.” Today’s labor history: UAW begins 172-day strike against International Harvester. Today’s labor quote by Peter Cooper.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
31.10.2019

Your Rights at Work Talk Show Your Rights at Work - Thursday, October 31, 2019

Chris Garlock, with Ed Smith
31.10.2019

Union City Radio Lorton bus driver strike could spread to Fairfax

Transdev management trying to coerce Fairfax Connector workers to undermine Lorton strikers. Today’s labor history: Tennessee tries to break coal miners strike with convict laborers. Today’s labor quote by George Henry Evans.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
30.10.2019

Union City Radio DC Health Justice Coalition demands full-service, high-quality healthcare

At DC City Council hearing last Friday. Today’s labor history: Attorney General Ed Meese urges employers to spy on workers. Today’s labor quote by Sebastian Junger.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
29.10.2019

Union City Radio Voices from the Transdev bus driver strike

“We're still here!” Today’s labor history: "Black Tuesday" crash throws world economy into years-long crisis. Today’s labor quote by Oscar Owens.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
28.10.2019

Union City Radio Labor History Today: October 28, 2019

(Originally posted 11/4/2018) This week's labor history: Patrick Dixon talks with Clara Mejía Orta about workers in the cannabis industry in California, and Writers Guild of America West president David Goodman remembers the 2007 strike by 12,000 film ...
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
28.10.2019

Union City Radio Transdev bus drivers continue strike in Lorton

“We're committed to fighting for these workers until they get the contract they deserve.” Today’s labor history: Gateway Arch completed without a single worker death. Today’s labor quote by Malcolm X.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
25.10.2019

Union City Radio Bus drivers strike in Lorton; hotel workers settle in Baltimore

First strike at WMATA since 1978; Hyatt Regency Baltimore Hotel workers settle contract. Today’s labor history: silk dye workers strike in Paterson. Today’s labor quote by John Sweeney.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
24.10.2019

Your Rights at Work Talk Show Your Rights at Work - Thursday, October 24, 2019

Chris Garlock, with Ed Smith
24.10.2019

Union City Radio STRIKE! The game of worker rebellion

New board game teaches the power of collective action. Today’s labor history: strike by Teamsters, Scalesmen and Packers paralyzes New Orleans. Today’s labor quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
23.10.2019

Union City Radio DC residents urged to testify at Council health committee hearing

“We need to win more” or UMC will face more cuts to services and jobs. Today’s labor history: local postal workers die after inhaling anthrax at the Brentwood mail facility. Today’s labor quote by William "Big Bill" Haywood.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
22.10.2019

Union City Radio DC janitors approve contract

New 4-year contract raises hourly wages by up to $2.50 for 10,500 workers. Today’s labor history: "Pretty Boy" Floyd – the "Sagebrush Robin Hood" -- killed by FBI agents. Today’s labor quote by Woody Guthrie.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
21.10.2019

Union City Radio From logging to Senate President

“It was the people that had the lobbyists and the big suits and soft hands that were making sure that things stayed the way they were.” Today’s labor history: dairy farmers strike. Today’s labor quote by Merle Travis.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
20.10.2019

Union City Radio Labor History Today (10/20): Immigrant Girl, Radical Woman

On this week’s show: Robbin Légère Henderson talks about her grandmother, Matilda Rabinowitz Robbins, on the Tales from the Reuther Library podcast. Henderson shares stories from Robbins’ autobiography, Immigrant Girl, Radical Woman: A Memoir from the ...
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
18.10.2019

Union City Radio Elijah Cummings, friend of working people

"Brother Cummings was a longtime friend of working men and women, not just in Maryland but across the country and around the world." Today’s labor history: 58,000 Chrysler workers strike. Today’s labor quote by Louis Brandeis.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
17.10.2019

Your Rights at Work Talk Show Your Rights at Work - Thursday, October 17, 2019

Chris Garlock, with Ed Smith
17.10.2019

Union City Radio UAW gets contract at GM

Tentative agreement could end monthlong strike. Today’s labor history: Salt of the Earth strike begins. Today’s labor quote from The Bible.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
16.10.2019

Union City Radio Strike averted for 10,500 janitors

Local janitors – members of 32BJ SEIU -- won a tentative agreement for a new four-year contract. Today’s labor history: John Brown launches guerilla warfare against slavery. Today’s labor quote by John Brown.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
15.10.2019

Union City Radio DC janitors: making noise and making history

SEIU 32BJ’s Maria Naranjo on the origins of "chingchinas," the soda can noisemakers. Today’s labor history: International Working People's Association founded. Today’s labor quote by John Sweeney.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
14.10.2019

Union City Radio AFL-CIO ad campaign supports striking GM workers

The strike by more than 48,000 auto workers continues to galvanize the country. Today’s labor history: International Working People's Association founded. Today’s labor quote by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
13.10.2019

Union City Radio Labor History Today (10/13): Reconciling a Slaveholding Past

On this week’s show: Jody Allen, Assistant Professor of History at the College of William and Mary and Director of The Lemon Project: A Journey of Reconciliation. Jody discusses William and Mary's slaveholding past and the genesis, research, and ongoin...
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
11.10.2019

Union City Radio What’s in that bacon?

New Trump rule on pork production threatens worker safety and consumer health. Today’s labor history: plantation workers strike in Hawaii. Today’s labor quote from the "Bread and Roses" strike.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
10.10.2019

Union City Radio 2018.10.09SEIU32BJ'sMariaNaranjoonthehistoryofchinchinasnoisemakers.m4a

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Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
10.10.2019

Your Rights at Work Talk Show Your Rights at Work - Thursday, October 10, 2019

Chris Garlock, with Ed Smith
10.10.2019

Union City Radio Sherrod Brown on automation

“Those companies owe it to those workers to re-train them." Today’s labor history: 18,000 Mexican and Mexican-American workers strike in Pixley, California. Today’s labor quote by Samuel Gompers.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
9.10.2019

Union City Radio Bus driver runs for Bowie City Council

“I know first-hand how important the decisions of politicians can be to the everyday lives of workers." Today’s labor history: Chicago sanitation workers win 9-day strike. Today’s labor quote by “boom boom room” arbitration panel.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
8.10.2019

Union City Radio Sherrod Brown on progressive populism

“Progressive populism is never racist, it’s never anti-Semitic and it doesn’t raise people up by pushing others down.” Today’s labor history: Polish government bans the union Solidarity. Today’s labor quote by Lech Walesa.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
7.10.2019

Union City Radio Kroger member wins back pay, gets job back after year-long suspension

“It really shows that our union really does fight for us.” Today’s labor history: Hollywood’s "Battle of the Mirrors." Today’s labor quote by Phil Ochs (sung by Paul Robeson).
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
6.10.2019

Union City Radio Labor History Today (10/6): Sex Workers Outreach Project makes history in Minneapolis

On this week’s show: Dr. Jayne Swift on the historic city ordinance just passed this August that has the potential to change the face of the adult entertainment industry in Minneapolis. Plus, Steve Striffler on “Solidarity: Latin America and the US Lef...
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
4.10.2019

Union City Radio Sen. Sherrod Brown on workers feeling emboldened

“Those who belong to unions are going to make stronger and stronger demands of their employers who have shared little of the wealth that the workers created.” Today’s labor history: Truman orders U.S. Navy to seize oil refineries, breaking strike. Toda...
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
3.10.2019

Your Rights at Work Talk Show Your Rights at Work - Thursday, October 3, 2019

Chris Garlock, with Ed Smith