Happy 4th UCOMM Radio Nation! This Sunday Jimmy Slevin from the Utility Workers Union of America Local 1-2 NYC stops into studio. Jimmy talks about why we need an Assault Bill for Utility Workers with real life horror story specifics. With some new timeline changes in union elections, LaGrange and co-host Erikson, Jr. chat up why speeding up the process make it more fair for the non-union worker. As always we bring you 3 minutes with Worker Independent News, this week in twitter and a few new alt rock tunes. See you Sunday!
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Sean Fitzpatrick from Local 3 IBEW and Bill Lacey from the NYC Carpenters will be stopping into studio to chat up the 220 coalition, we’ll be giving the official UCOMM phone call to Paul Cameron from Local 459 in PA, he’s got some awesome union organizing news. An impasse was declared so UCOMM Intern Dan Hinton grabbed some audio from the Court Officers in Nassau County. Plus we chat up why we need an Assault Bill for Utility Workers, IBEW Local 97’s Dan Machold gives us the skinny on that, and as always the UCOMM News Network, 3 minutes with Workers Independent News, this week in twitter, and a few new tunes from AWOLNation - we have a pair of tickets to give away for their show at Irving Plaza on June 27th.
So we grabbed some past interviews from Local 3 IBEW's Chris Erikson and NECA NYC's Steve Gianotti - they have a lively conversation about the importance of using union contractors and the 421-a issue. CWA National President emeritus Larry Cohen talks contract with Verizon, trade deals and his conversation with Barack Obama. We give you new live audio from New York's Wage Boards and new news from CWA bargaining, Bridging the Airline Wages Gap, contract at MOMA, Atlantic City organizing and more cops in NYC, plus as usual some tweets and a few new alt rock tunes. We will have a brand new show next week so have a Happy 4th UCOMM Radio Nation! (photo: members of CWA 1109 based in Brooklyn rally in Rye, New York as bargaining takes places between the union and Verizon.)
This week features two exclusive interviews with the executive director of Writers Guild of America East (WGAE) Lowell Peterson of and Lance Van Arsdale from IBEW Local 3. Peterson calls in to discuss the organizing drive at Gawker Media's editorial staff, and Van Arsdale updates us on Local 3's contract battle with Time Warner Cable. We got audio from an anger-fueled rally outside of Congresswoman Kathleen "Flip Flop" Rice's office in Garden City, New York. Looks like Rep. Rice-a-phony flip-flopped on a trade deal that will put the U.S. in business with countries currently active in the modern day slave trade. What a dumb move by the rookie DINO. And as always, we'll have the UCOMM News Network, three minutes with Workers Independent News (WIN), this week in Twitter, and a few new alt-rock tunes!
Photo credit:Damir Sagolj/Reuters/Corbis Huffington Post A policeman watches over abandoned human trafficking camp in the jungle close the Thailand border near Wang Kelian in northern Malaysia.
On this week’s show we read a letter from the White House! The National President of the Communications Workers of America, Mr. Larry Cohen, attended the Local 13101 union meeting in Delaware to energize the members on stopping the Trans Pacific Partnership. LaGrange was there and he got the exclusive audio so we'll chat that up. Stopping back into studio is Local 3's Chris Erickson and the leader of the National Association of Electrical Contractors Association NYC Chapter Stephen Gianotti. Plus we are getting heat on how we do our twitter reads so we'll dive into that as well and as always the UCOMM News Network, 3 minutes with Workers Independent News, this week in twitter and a few new alt rock tunes.
Everyone was away this week, so we had "Average Joe Tech Pro" put together the best segments since we came on into the Nueva York radio market. This week we have our primary sponsor, the elected Business Manager of Local 3 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Chris Erickson, he talks up the great work that Local 3 is doing to power New York. LaGrange reads his column about how unions are making a comeback, we have a convo with the ever charismatic Stuart Appelbaum, the elected president of the Restaurant, Wholesale, Department Store Union. Stuart chats up why he got arrested for car wash workers. We also hear about all the great work union members in this great city are doing from Vinny Alvarez the President of the NYC Central Labor Council and to pay homage to the great American holiday Memorial Day, we go way back to 2012 when we spoke to Robert Schwartz from the Helmets to Hardhats program, about how they are working with Veterans to get them worthwhile jobs in the building trades. We will be back next week with a brand new-ish show.
Former Labor Department Secretary Robert Reich explains how we need to reinstate the Glass Stiegel Act before Wall Street gets out of control again via a cool 2:30 minute video we found on the world wide wow. We grab a press release from the Amalgamated Transit Union - they call for a Long-Term Investment in Transportation in the wake of the deadly Amtrack crash in Philly. We start of the show by giving you the 35 things your employer cannot do when you start talking union and as always the UCOMM News Network times duex, 3 minutes with Workers Independent News, this week in twitter, and a few new alt rock tunes.
John Jaronczyk from the Nassau Corrections Officers Benevolent Associations stops into studio to talk up how record slashing’s at the Nassau County jail in East Meadow are putting our CO’s in harms way and the union knows exactly what to do to make the job safer. LaGrange reads his recent Opinion Editorial on how the Workers Comp Board can save lives, we chat up the economics of raising the minimum wage and Peter Ward from the Hotel Trades Council talks about how his union has revolutionized an entire industry. Plus as always the UCOMM News Network, 3 minutes with Workers Independent News, this week in twitter, and a few new alt rock tunes.
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY WORKING MOMS - to all our beautiful hardworking Moms out there who juggle work, family and giving back to our community. We love you all! So this week we got the exclusive audio from the Annual Workers Memorial Mass and Danny Hinton the official UCOMM intern gets a 1 on 1 interview with the infamous Reverend William Barber from the North Carolina NAACP who bridges Civil Rights with Labor Rights on a moral quest for justice and righteousness. Marty Glennon and the Local 3 Legends are shaving their heads for children’s cancer and we all can help the cause! Thanks to Laborers Local 66 for coming through with a sponsorship and oh boy…CONTROVERSY! Looks like Connoisseur corporate radio is up to it again. You won’t believe what happened so you gotta tune-in and hear it for yourself. And as always the UCOMM News Network, 3 minutes with Workers Independent News, this week in twitter, and a few new alt rock tunes. PLEASE NOTE: UCOMM Radio will not be on 94.3 The Shark this Sunday but you can still expect to hear us on at 9 pm on the “Legendary” 77 WABC, “Where New York comes to talk.”
John Murphy from Plumbers Local One stops into studio representing New York’s finest union plumbers. We got some audio from the Long Island Federation of Labor AFL-CIO Congressional Night where working people take on bread and butter federal issues. We got audio from a teachers union flash mob rally to keep Senator Mommy Jeans accountable. We read an excellent piece linking Common Core to Child Labor from the LIBN's Joe Dowd and as always the UCOMM News Network, 3 minutes with Workers Independent News, this week in twitter, and a few new alt rock tunes.