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
2019-04-19 22:51
last episode published
2019-04-19 12:00
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19.04.2019

Union City Radio Stop & Shop deli manager Kristin Johnson: “Why I’m on strike”

“This is affecting every worker, every blue collar worker in America right now at this very moment.” Today’s labor history: the Great Furniture Strike. Today’s labor quote by Kristin Johnson.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
18.04.2019

WPFW - Your Rights at Work Part Two Your Rights at Work Part Two - Thursday, April 18, 2019

Chris Garlock, with Ed Smith
18.04.2019

Your Rights at Work Talk Show Your Rights at Work Part One - Thursday, April 18, 2019

Chris Garlock, with Ed Smith
18.04.2019

Union City Radio Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive: It’s personal

“I remember us going to get food from the food bank…” Today’s labor history: West Virginia coal miners strike, defend themselves against the National Guard. Today’s labor quote by Reverend Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
17.04.2019

Union City Radio ATU blasts plan to ‘privatize’ DC Metro

Privatizing “would cut service to Metro’s hundreds of thousands of daily riders.” Today’s labor history: deadly explosion at West Texas fertilizer plant kills 15. Today’s labor quote by Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
16.04.2019

Union City Radio Support growing for Stop & Shop strike

Unions “stand in unbreakable solidarity with our sisters and brothers in New England.” Today’s labor history: activists blockade D.C. meetings of the World Bank and IMF. Today’s labor quote by Ben Grosscup.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
15.04.2019

Union City Radio UFCW calls Shoppers’ plans to close pharmacies “frustrating”

“The lack of information has only made things worse.” Today’s labor history: American Federation of Teachers founded. Today’s labor quote by A. Philip Randolph.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
14.04.2019

Union City Radio Labor History Today (4/14): The Lattimer Massacre Memorial and the God and Country Parade

On this week’s show: Paul Shackel’s fascinating tale of “How a 1897 Massacre of Pennsylvania Coal Miners Morphed From a Galvanizing Crisis to Forgotten History.” And in this week’s “Cool Things from the Meany Labor Archives,” Ben, Allan and Chloe explo...
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
12.04.2019

Union City Radio Laborers protest asbestos exposure in Fairfax

Workers fear being fired for speaking out. Today’s labor history: the "Battle of Toledo." Today’s labor quote from “Which Side Are You On?”
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
11.04.2019

WPFW - Your Rights at Work Part Two Your Rights at Work Part Two - Thursday, April 11, 2019

Chris Garlock, with Ed Smith
11.04.2019

Your Rights at Work Talk Show Your Rights at Work Part One - Thursday, April 11, 2019

Chris Garlock, with Ed Smith
11.04.2019

Union City Radio Vireo Health workers join UFCW

“It’s exciting to know that we will have job security and the power to bargain.” Today’s labor history: EEOC prohibits sexual harassment in the workplace. Today’s labor quote by Jackie Robinson.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
10.04.2019

Union City Radio TSA union condemns workplace bullying

“There is absolutely no place for this kind of behavior in the workplace.” Today’s labor history: tens of thousands of immigrants demonstrate in 100 U.S. cities. Today’s labor quote by Dolores Huerta.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
9.04.2019

Union City Radio History of the Letter Carriers’ “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive

“In the last 26 years it just has increased and increased.” Today’s labor history: IWW organizes the Leviathan. Today’s labor quote by Henry McGuckin.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
8.04.2019

Union City Radio MD lawmakers demand Johns Hopkins respect nurses' rights

“Not only is union-busting wrong, it is counterproductive to the mission of the hospital.” Today’s labor history: Truman illegally orders U.S. Army to seize steel mills. Today’s labor quote by Vince Lombardi.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
8.04.2019

Union City Radio Labor History Today (4/7): Coors boycott; Heather Berg on SESTA and FOSTA

On this week’s show: Labor and employment lawyer Steve Nutter on the Coors boycott and strike, and Dr. Heather Berg with an historical perspective on recent legislation that has already had a profound impact on the economy of sex workers. Interviews by...
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
5.04.2019

Union City Radio Teachers circulate petition to fully fund DC schools

Warn neighborhood schools “will lose real-dollars funding.” Today’s labor history: Big Branch Mine explosion kills 29 miners, worst in 40 years. Today’s labor quote by Rose Schneiderman.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
4.04.2019

WPFW - Your Rights at Work Part Two Your Rights at Work Part Two - Thursday, April 4, 2019

Chris Garlock, with Ed Smith
4.04.2019

WPFW - Your Rights at Work Part Two Your Rights at Work Part Two - Thursday, April 4, 2019

Chris Garlock, with Ed Smith
4.04.2019

Your Rights at Work Talk Show Your Rights at Work Part One - Thursday, April 4, 2019

Chris Garlock, with Ed Smith
4.04.2019

Your Rights at Work Talk Show Your Rights at Work Part One - Thursday, April 4, 2019

Chris Garlock, with Ed Smith
4.04.2019

Union City Radio AFSCME members sticking with their union

"We remind our members that this is their union." Today’s labor history: Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated while supporting sanitation workers’ strike. Today’s labor quote from The Labor Review.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
3.04.2019

Union City Radio MLK on getting out of slavery

“When the slaves get together, that's the beginning of getting out of slavery.” Today’s labor history: 20,000 textile mill strikers gather in Paterson, N.J. Today’s labor quote by Martin Luther King Jr.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
2.04.2019

Union City Radio Equal Pay Day (Un)Happy Hour

Network with others who are fighting for pay equity and worker justice. Today’s labor history: SCOTUS says minimum wage for women is unconstitutional. Today’s labor quote by Patricia Arquette.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
1.04.2019

Union City Radio It could happen

Congress raises minimum wage, Trump bans “free riders,” NLRB okays card check. Today’s labor history: longest newspaper strike ends. Today’s labor quote by John L. Lewis.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
31.03.2019

Union City Radio Labor History Today (3/31): The Soldiers of Pole

On this week’s show: Dr. Heather Berg on the Soldiers of Pole, a union of erotic dancers in Los Angeles, who’ve been making headlines recently for a number of high-profile actions targeting strip clubs where they’ve been challenging the terms of their ...
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
29.03.2019

Union City Radio Legal clinic for union workers with TPS

Working Families United is hosting a legal clinic this Sunday. Today’s labor history: The “Battle of Wall Street.” Today’s labor quote by Harry Bridges.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
28.03.2019

WPFW - Your Rights at Work Part Two Your Rights at Work Part Two - Thursday, March 28, 2019

Chris Garlock, with Ed Smith
28.03.2019

Your Rights at Work Talk Show Your Rights at Work Part One - Thursday, March 28, 2019

Chris Garlock, with Ed Smith
28.03.2019

Union City Radio Blue Collar Caucus: Rep Marc Veasey on income inequality

“The capitalism of today isn't the same capitalism of yesterday.” Today’s labor history: Gas House Workers’ Union leads first strike against a public utility. Today’s labor quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
27.03.2019

Union City Radio Giant Food worker wins grievance, keeps job, gets back pay

“Oh my God, it felt like heaven.” Today’s labor history: Mother Jones kicked out of Colorado. Today’s labor quote by Mother Jones.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
26.03.2019

Union City Radio Blue Collar Caucus: Rep Marc Veasey on listening to the people

“people really do want their voices and their ideas heard.” Today’s labor history: San Francisco brewery workers strike. Today’s labor quote by Henry Edward Manning.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
25.03.2019

Union City Radio Maryland heading for $15, despite GOP Gov. Hogan

State legislature passed the $15 minimum wage hike by veto-proof margins. Today’s labor history: first “Poor People’s March” on Washington. Today’s labor quote by poet Chris Llewelyn.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
24.03.2019

Union City Radio Labor History Today (3/24): Victor Arnautoff and the Politics of Art

On this week’s show: Robert Cherney on Victor Arnautoff, the Russian-born artist who reigned as San Francisco's leading mural painter during the New Deal era. And on this week’s “Cool things from the George Meany Labor Archives,” Alan, Chloe and Ben ex...
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
22.03.2019

Union City Radio DC and Nigerian healthcare workers exchange views

Discuss common labor issues, as well as differences. Today’s labor history: 6-year UAW strike at Caterpillar ends. Today’s labor quote by Mark Twain.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
21.03.2019

WPFW - Your Rights at Work Part Two Your Rights at Work Part Two - Thursday, March 21, 2019

Chris Garlock, with Ed Smith
21.03.2019

Your Rights at Work Talk Show Your Rights at Work Part One - Thursday, March 21, 2019

Chris Garlock, with Ed Smith
21.03.2019

Union City Radio Blue Collar Caucus: A conversation with Rep. Brendan Boyle

“Anytime we've made real social progress as a country it is getting people...lower income...working class...whether they be white, black, Hispanic, Asian, various mixed ethnicities...to realize that they come together...” Today’s labor history: birth o...
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
20.03.2019

Union City Radio DC teachers “Wearing red for education”

“Our students deserve the best educational opportunities possible.” Today’s labor history: Michigan authorizes workers’ cooperatives. Today’s labor quote by Robert Owen.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
19.03.2019

Union City Radio Bernie Sanders campaign workers unionize

“Not only talking the talk but actually walking the walk when it comes to (Sanders) commitment to uphold the right of every worker to bargain collectively.” Today’s labor history: NYC moves to seize Fifth Avenue Coach during strike. Today’s labor quote...
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
18.03.2019

Union City Radio Teen Vogue’s Kim Kelly on rejecting the status quo

“It’s part of a broader shift in younger people having access to the internet and having access to more ideas and more education and seeing what the world is like right now.” Today’s labor history: Postal workers strike. Today’s labor quote by Barack O...
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
17.03.2019

Union City Radio Labor History Today (3/17): The Strange Career of “the Working Class”

On this week’s show: Robyn Leigh Muncy, whose article “The Strange Career of ‘the Working Class’ in US Political Culture Since the 1950s” was published in the December issue of "Labor: Studies in Working Class History." Professor Muncy is Director of ...
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
15.03.2019

Union City Radio DC COPE hosts conversation with Silverman

The DC Councilmember talked with workers and union leaders about a broad spectrum of issues. Today’s labor history: Painters union founded. Today’s labor quote by Painters founder John T. “Jack” Elliott.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
14.03.2019

WPFW - Your Rights at Work Part Two Your Rights at Work Part Two - Thursday, March 14, 2019

Chris Garlock, with Ed Smith
14.03.2019

Your Rights at Work Talk Show Your Rights at Work Part One - Thursday, March 14, 2019

Chris Garlock, with Ed Smith
14.03.2019

Union City Radio Touring Washington’s murals with Elissa & Toni

“This showed (Robeson) supporting worker rights…” Today’s labor history: classic Salt of the Earth opens. Today’s labor quote by Noam Chomsky.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
13.03.2019

Union City Radio “Wheels are off at Wells Fargo” say workers

Toxic, high-pressure sales culture is coming back. Today’s labor history: “rat” makes its first appearance. Today’s labor quote from The Trenton Times.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
12.03.2019

Union City Radio “Count us in,” say women in the trades

“I’m living proof that we can do this, that we can be successful, that this is a viable option for us,” Today’s labor history: the "Bread and Roses" textile strike end in victory. Today’s labor quote from Lane Kirkland.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
11.03.2019

Union City Radio A conversation with Teen Vogue labor columnist Kim Kelly

“I think we need to show people that they can make a huge difference by doing small things.” Today’s labor history: Luddites smashed 63 “labor saving” textile machines. Today’s labor quote from Chumbawamba.
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author
10.03.2019

Union City Radio Labor History Today (3/10): Novelist Wiley Cash on “The Last Ballad” and the Loray Mill Strike

On this week’s show: Working History’s Beth English interviews award-winning New York Times bestselling author Wiley Cash. His novel, The Last Ballad, explores the complexities of southern class, race, and gender relations against the backdrop of the 1...
Metro Washington Council & 89.3 FM WPFW author