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
2019-06-18 21:45
last episode published
2019-06-18 12:00
publication frequency
0.98 days
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Metro Washington Council& 89.3 FM WPFW owner   author  
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18.06.2019

Union City Radio Baltimore Symphony Musicians locked out

Say they’ll continue to fight to preserve the world-class orchestra. Today’s labor history: proposed March on Washington prompts desegregation in war industries. Today’s labor quote by A. Philip Randolph.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
17.06.2019

Union City Radio Pride At Work’s continuing fight for justice

In more than half of this country, workers work in a place where they could be fired for being gay if they don’t have a union contract. Today’s labor history: birth of the United Steelworkers of America. Today’s labor quote by Susan B. Anthony.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
17.06.2019

Union City Radio Labor History Today (6/16): A Tale of Two Strikes (Part 2)

On this week’s show: The conclusion of our discussion with Clint Burelson and Len Shindel about two historic strikes back in 1970: one by 150 Garrett County roads workers in western Maryland, the other a massive wildcat by 200,000 postal workers. Also ...
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
14.06.2019

Union City Radio The Battle of Century City

Extended labor history edition, including passage of the National Industrial Recovery Act. Today’s labor quote by Eugene Debs.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
13.06.2019

WPFW - Your Rights at Work Part Two Your Rights at Work Part Two - Thursday, June 13, 2019

Chris Garlock, with Ed Smith
13.06.2019

Your Rights at Work Talk Show Your Rights at Work Part One - Thursday, June 13, 2019

Chris Garlock, with Ed Smith
13.06.2019

Union City Radio Today’s labor calendar

Your Rights At Work, Justice for Janitors and the Farmworker Justice Award Reception. Today’s labor history: founding of the American Railway Union. Today’s labor quote by Tony Mazzocchi.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
12.06.2019

Union City Radio Great Labor Arts Exchange coming up

Weekend of labor arts June 20-23. Today’s labor history: 50,000 butchers walk out. Today’s labor quote by Doctor John.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
11.06.2019

Union City Radio A conversation with Robert Tsai

Author of the bestseller “Practical Equality: Forging Justice in a Divided Nation.” Today’s labor history: Labor unity conference fails. Today’s labor quote by John L. Lewis.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
10.06.2019

Union City Radio Nurses’ right to unionize affirmed in Hopkins settlement

“This settlement makes clear that nurses have the right to form a union.” Today’s labor history: unions legalized in Canada. Today’s labor quote by John F. Kennedy.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
7.06.2019

Union City Radio Pride Month Profiles: Miriam Frank

Author of “Out in the Union: A Labor History of Queer America.” Today’s labor history: Retail Clerks and Meatcutters merge into UFCW. Today’s labor quote from “Pageant of the Paterson Strike.”
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
6.06.2019

WPFW - Your Rights at Work Part Two Your Rights at Work Part Two - Thursday, June 6, 2019

Chris Garlock, with Ed Smith
6.06.2019

Your Rights at Work Talk Show Your Rights at Work Part One - Thursday, June 6, 2019

Chris Garlock, with Ed Smith
6.06.2019

Union City Radio Rep. Andy Levin on class vs. identity politics

“We need all working people to unite.” Today’s labor history: general strike shuts down Lansing. Today’s labor quote by Harry Truman and Musicians President James Petrillo
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
5.06.2019

Union City Radio Honoring our unions, protecting the free press

“These workers are only doing their jobs to inform the people.” Today’s labor history: GM strike shuts plants for 7 weeks. Today’s labor quote by Paul Clark.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
4.06.2019

Union City Radio Boots Riley – and a DC union -- help SLFS staff unionize

“I recently went through the same organizing process that you are now enduring. But I can tell you with certainty that it is worth it, every bit of it.” Today’s labor history: Massachusetts establishes minimum wage. Today’s labor quote from the Califor...
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
3.06.2019

Union City Radio The problems with the new NAFTA

Rep. Levin: “Any trade agreement has to be so strong that we know that the changes we need would carry on.” Today’s labor history: ILGWU founded. Today’s labor quote by Matthew Woll.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
2.06.2019

Union City Radio Labor History Today (6/2): A Tale of Two Strikes (Part 1)

On this week’s show: We explore two historic 1970 strikes: the wildcat by 200,000 postal workers and a strike by 150 Garrett County roads workers in western MD. Questions, comments or suggestions welcome, and to find out how you can be a part of Labor...
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
31.05.2019

Union City Radio Transit union says Metro shutdowns leave passengers “stranded and in danger”

“The inevitable result of attempts to privatize and contract out work.” Today’s labor history: White autoworkers walk off the job after Black workers promoted. Today’s labor quote from "Rosie the Riveter".
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
30.05.2019

WPFW - Your Rights at Work Part Two Your Rights at Work Part Two - Thursday, May 30, 2019

Chris Garlock, with Ed Smith
30.05.2019

Your Rights at Work Talk Show Your Rights at Work Part One - Thursday, May 30, 2019

Chris Garlock, with Ed Smith
30.05.2019

Union City Radio A union organizer goes to Washington

An interview with Michigan Congressman Andy Levin. Today’s labor history: building trades finish Ground Zero cleanup ahead of schedule. Today’s labor quote by Howard Fast.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
29.05.2019

Union City Radio Workers, community rally to save UMC

“Not to beg, not to bargain, we are demanding that UMC be kept open!” Today’s labor history: Disney animators strike for union. Today’s labor quote by Cesar Chavez.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
28.05.2019

Union City Radio Why nurses don’t “stay in their lane”

“We know that all of these issues including issues around racial and gender and equity have a direct impact on everyone’s health.” Today’s labor history: General strike in Rochester, NY. Today’s labor quote in honor of The Ladies Shoe Binders Society.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
27.05.2019

Union City Radio Labor History Today (5/26): Father Thomas Hagerty and the IWW

On this week’s show: The largely unknown story of Father Thomas Hagerty, the “May Day Saint” who helped found the IWW. Plus: the recent Uber and Lyft strikes inspire a search for photos of the 1965 taxi strike in New York City. Questions, comments or...
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
27.05.2019

Union City Radio Union Veterans Council unites vets

Fighting every day for those who have fought for us. Today’s labor history: SCOTUS says NRA unconstitutional. Today’s labor quote by Tae Yoo.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
25.05.2019

Union City Radio Union-made Memorial Day

Barbecue essentials made by ethical companies who give their workers a voice on the job. Today’s labor history: striking Rubber Workers return to work. Today’s labor quote by Philip Murray.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
23.05.2019

WPFW - Your Rights at Work Part Two Your Rights at Work Part Two - Thursday, May 23, 2019

Chris Garlock, with Ed Smith
23.05.2019

Your Rights at Work Talk Show Your Rights at Work Part One - Thursday, May 23, 2019

Chris Garlock, with Ed Smith
23.05.2019

Union City Radio Metro AFL-CIO affiliate updates

Contract ratifications and plans for major action in June. Today’s labor history: Philadelphia textile strike. Today’s labor quote by Jim Hightower.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
22.05.2019

Union City Radio Nurses organize for patients and profession

“We can't just continue to do the good work that we’re doing on behalf of patients unless we’re actually building a stronger union.” Today’s labor history: the Battle of Toledo. Today’s labor quote by Harry S. Truman.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
21.05.2019

Union City Radio Alexandria’s DASH bus drivers reach contract, avert strike

Thanks to “tremendous support from the Alexandria labor and political community." Today’s labor history: 100,000 strike SBC Communications. Today’s labor quote by Eugene V. Debs.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
20.05.2019

Union City Radio NNU’s Castillo on confronting the health care crisis

“Nurses don’t turn away from a crisis. They go toward it. Today’s labor history: first federal legislation protecting workers’ rights to form unions. Today’s labor quote by “Big Bill” Haywood.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
17.05.2019

Union City Radio Report: Hopkins hounding patients

“For a wealthy hospital like Johns Hopkins to hound economically distressed patients for even minor medical debt is unconscionable and disgraceful,” says NNU President Zenei Cortez, RN. Today’s labor history: Starbucks baristas in NYC join the IWW. Tod...
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
16.05.2019

WPFW - Your Rights at Work Part Two Your Rights at Work Part Two - Thursday, May 16, 2019

Chris Garlock, with Ed Smith
16.05.2019

Your Rights at Work Talk Show Your Rights at Work Part One - Thursday, May 16, 2019

Chris Garlock, with Ed Smith
16.05.2019

Union City Radio #BuildForTomorrow

Time to rebuild and modernize America’s infrastructure. Today’s labor history: Minneapolis general strike. Today’s labor quote by A. Philip Randolph.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
15.05.2019

Union City Radio SMART Army steps up in PG County

“It’s all about helping our neighbors.” Today’s labor history: SCOTUS upholds right to boycott. Today’s labor quote by T-Bone Slim.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
14.05.2019

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Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
14.05.2019

Union City Radio Why non-union members should care about trade

“In the end, we’re all subject to the same forces.” Today’s labor history: Milwaukee brewery workers begin 10-week strike. Today’s labor quote by Shirley Chisholm.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
13.05.2019

Union City Radio Victories, political action and mobilization focus of NE district meeting

“The American labor movement is more vibrant and relevant than ever.” Today’s labor history: NYC cab drivers stage 1-day strike. Today’s labor quote by Doug Fraser.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
12.05.2019

Union City Radio Labor History Today (5/12): Clowns at work; LAWCHA conference

On this week’s show: By definition, clowns are not to be taken seriously; their job is to clown around. Mike Funt talks about the work of clowns. Plus: Julie Greene on the Labor and Working-Class History Association, whose conference is coming up May 3...
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
10.05.2019

Union City Radio Sanders campaign workers ok contract, make history

Plus: Remembering Amalgamated Transit Union president Lawrence J. Hanley. Today’s labor history: completion of nation’s first transcontinental railway line, built by immigrants. Today’s labor quote by Larry Hanley.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
9.05.2019

WPFW - Your Rights at Work Part Two Your Rights at Work Part Two - Thursday, May 9, 2019

Chris Garlock, with Ed Smith
9.05.2019

Your Rights at Work Talk Show Your Rights at Work Part One - Thursday, May 9, 2019

Chris Garlock, with Ed Smith
9.05.2019

Union City Radio Raise your voice for health justice

DC Health Justice Coalition hosts rally at 10a today at Wilson Building. Today’s labor history: Louis B. Mayer recognizes the Screen Actors Guild. Today’s labor quote by Walter Reuther.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
8.05.2019

Union City Radio Ride share drivers strike today

“I just won’t drive…We need better, better pay.” Today’s labor history: Brotherhood of the Footboard ratifies contract. Today’s labor quote by the Brotherhood of the Footboard.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
7.05.2019

Union City Radio UFCW 1994 celebrates silver anniversary

“The union that makes Montgomery County go!” Today’s labor history: Philadelphia’s longest transit strike ends. Today’s labor quote by The Future of (Guest) Work Migrant Women Delegation.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
5.05.2019

Union City Radio Labor History Today (5/5): The Haymarket Massacre/Riot/Affair; Pete Seeger at 100

On this week’s show: Timothy Messer-Kruse on "The enduring power of the Haymarket Square bomb: uncovering the hidden history of a failed revolutionary uprising in America." From the Our Daily Worker/Our Daily Lives Brown Bag series at Michigan State Un...
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
3.05.2019

Union City Radio Postal workers serve the community

Postal workers serve the community “If they could walk in our shoes then they would understand why we are so against the privatizing of the Postal Service.” Today’s labor history: 400 black women working as tobacco stemmers walk off the job in Richmond...
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author