Show archives

Heard something on the show you were interested in? Well here you can find most anything from the show. Listed in order by date.

November 23, 2014 - Shop or Shout on Black Friday Show
Shop or Shout on Black Friday Show

In studio for the first time co-hosting is Rob Ciani (pictured) from your New York State United Teachers, he will talk up activism and its importance for our union educators. We got Labor 411's Union Made in the USA Thanksgiving feast food item list - plus they will be opening up shop in Washington DC - we got the press release on that! LIBN's Greg Zeller wrote up something interesting on using the boss's email system - could be a rule change at the National Labor Relations Board. We have audio from the Nassau Police Benevolent Associations Veterans Day Food Drive. We got hilarious audio of Marc Dice screaming at people shopping on Thanksgiving last year. The UCOMM Radio Nation will be hitting the streets on Black Friday to protest Walmart so we will get Audrey Sasson from Walmart Free NYC, former Walmart worker Kimberly Saget from Jobs with Justice and current Walmart worker from Florida Emily Wells of OUR WALMART on the horn to talk strategy, messaging and shine on light on America's most hated retailer. Plus as usual the UCOMM Radio Sports Report with JAMO - the Red Hot Albany minute with Glen Casey, the UCOMM News Network, this week in twitter and a few new alt rock tunes. 

November 16, 2014 - Disappointed, not defeated, "this is serious" show!
Disappointed, not defeated, "this is serious" show!

NEW SHOW NOV. 23RD We begin with LaGrange’s recent published column “Time for Andy to play nice with NY union leaders”, then Jim Carver from the Nassau Police Benevolent Association stops in – our friends in law enforcement are doing a food drive for our veterans on November 11 in preparation of Thanksgiving. Patty Guidice from IBEW 1049 stops in as well and reads his piece on economic envy, Do our military Veterans need a lawyers? Lawyer Ken Beskin explains sadly why they do. Good Fight plays audio from a UFCW TV ad from the 1990’s and remember JAM the intern? He popped into the UOMM Communications office to check in so we got some audio on that. Plus the Civil Service Employees Association Nassau Local 830 are doing a stuff-a-stocking campaign for our veterans – so we’ll give you details on that. We will do Plus as call-in versions of the UCOMM Radio sports report with DenDunn who tells a story about how Bills QB Kyle Orten kicks ass for the working class and as usual the UCOMM News Network, this week in twitter and a few new alt rock tunes. So thanks from a grateful UCOMM Radio nation to all our veterans on this Veterans Day 2014. See you Sunday! (photo; NJ IBEW's Don Norcross elected to Congress) NEW SHOW NEXT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD

November 2, 2014 - Candidate for NYS Guv - Republican Rob Astorino talks union‏
Candidate for NYS Guv - Republican Rob Astorino talks union‏

We can finally curse, so hold onto your seats working people. Haffa Day Dowd gives us his Union News 2 Minute ticker,  Giovanna the intern grabbed some audio on how women are exploited in low wage retail jobs, soon to be on his way to Congress, Don Norcross in the Garden State is introducing a utility lineman holiday? We chat that up. Verizon is sending good jobs to Mexico - we got a video on who that is hurting in the Golden State. We give our old radio station a call to ask why they never ran our show on time. We try and get NJ Chubby Governor Chris Christie on the phone, Lewis Black rants in support of teachers, we'll play that R-rated audio for you. We recycle mainstream media's coverage of the so-called ebola circus, the yutes at the IBEW participate in a day of action - we got the skinny on that and Westchester Nueva York County Executive, Republican Rob Astorino, candidate for Governor in the Empire State, calls in to peddle his wares and discuss his record with the unions - it's a UCOMM Radio exclusive! Plus as usual the UCOMM News Network times two, this week in twitter and a few new alt rock tunes. It's an hour and fifteen of kicking ass for the working class so see you Sunday UCOMM Radio Nation! 

October 26, 2014 - Naughty NBC & thanking COTSCO‏
Naughty NBC & thanking COTSCO‏

NEW SHOW NEXT SUNDAY! UCOMM Radio has been busy planning our next on-air move. There is so much good news to report but we have to keep our composure! We will be bringing you a brand new show on Sunday November 2nd just in time for Erection Day. But in the meantime we will be re-podcasting the Philly Teachers & UAW's new way to organize show with Haffa-Day's Union News Minute, the UAW's Brian Schneck chats up the Mercedes Benz plant Union in Alabama and coverage of the Transport Workers Union Rally in Brooklyn. Plus as usual the UCOMM Radio Sports Report, the Red Hot Albany minute, the UCOMM News Network, that week in twitter and a few new alt rock tunes. New show next week, and yes there will be cursing so parental guidance is suggested.

October 19, 2014 - A UCOMM off-air colonoscopy
A UCOMM off-air colonoscopy

We here at UCOMM Radio are doing a little re-grouping and re-organizing. We are taking a break from the terrestrial airwaves to play some highlights from recent shows exclusively on ucommradio.com. Don't worry FM radio fans within the UCOMM Radio Nation - we will be back on the air in no time! This Sunday we will play for you the Haffa-Day Dowd Union News Minute. Brian Schneck from your United Auto Workers calls-in to discuss a new way of organizing with Local 112 at a Mercedes Benz plant in Alabama. Plus John Durso from the Long Island Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO had an excellent Opinion Piece in the Daily News addressing real solutions to the climate change dilemma. We will once again play that for you. We will give Marc Bussanich from Labor Press a call to talk about his coverage of Your Shirt Off Their Backs: The Consequences of Sweatshop Labor. Also, the Communications Workers of America's St. Michael of Gendron talks about what the CWA is doing to make our community a better place to live and work with some audio on why the Verizon wireless workers are organizing. (Photo: our air-time show reports being run in the ENCO system)

October 12, 2014 - Philly Teachers & UAW's new way to organize
Philly Teachers & UAW's new way to organize

Making his in-studio debut is UCOMM Intern Haffa-Day Dowd gives us his Haffa-Day Dowd Union News Minute. The Philly Teachers are fighting their district as Philly schools are looking to cancel their union contract - we will be getting them on the horn to discuss this very hot and dangerous issue. Brian Schneck from your United Auto Workers will calling-in to discuss a new way of organizing with Local 112 at a Mercedes Benz plant in Alabama. We can grab some audio from the Transport Workers Union Rally in Brooklyn - Patty Guidice and Jimmy Hyland are there as they battle greed at UK owned utility company National Grid. Plus as usual the UCOMM Radio Sports Report with JAMO - the Red Hot Albany minute with Glen Casey, the UCOMM News Network, this week in twitter and a few new alt rock tunes.

October 5, 2014 - Memorials, Movies & Durso's Op Ed show
Memorials, Movies & Durso's Op Ed show

Giovanna the Intern went to the movies! So we will play the audio from the reactions to a “Why Wal-Mart sucks and you should never shop there” movie organized by Jobs with Justice. Birchy82 got a ton of audio from the IBEW Local 3 Youth Conference in Flushing Queens. LaGrange attended the annual Nassau police memorial – the Nassau PBA donated tens of thousands of dollars to create a memorial that honors those we lost on the job. Plus John Durso from the Long Island Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO had an excellent Opinion Piece in the Daily News addressing real solutions to the climate change dilemma. John will give it a read while we bed Hurricane by MS MR. Plus as usual the UCOMM Radio Sports Report with JAMO, the UCOMM News Network, the Red Hot Albany minute with Glen Casey and this week in twitter with a few new alt rock tunes from The Kooks. 

September 28, 2014 - A barely legal re-air, new show next week!
A barely legal re-air, new show next week!

In this blast from the past we re-air the show with Tara Chupka from IBEW Local 98 in Philly and Chris Erikson from IBEW Local 3 in NYC. They chat up what their unions will be doing for a day of action with the IBEW Youth Caucus. The IBEW will be doing another Day of Action on October 18th. Kris LaGrange was honored? Birchy82 got the audio from the Long Island Labor Advisory Council Annual Labor Dinner – a passionate speech followed by some rubber chicken. JAM the Intern grabbed some audio from a Laborers Local 66 - the Building Trades Finest - picket line plus a book report from The Folks Who Brought you the Weekend. UCOMM Radio got some proclamations from a few local governments on Long Island – unbelievable right. Don Dunne will read them and while trying to keep a straight face and as usual, the UCOMM News Network, the UCOMM Radio Sports Report and this week in twitter. This show ran this past June so there is a ticket give-away that is no longer availbale sorry folks but don't worry - brand new show on Sunday, October 5th and we will have some tickets to give away to see The Kooks at The Paramount in Huntington on October 9th. (photo: Young union members with IBEW Local 10 outside of Buffalo who work at power company NYSEG)

September 21, 2014 - Sweatshops & Parade Audio Show
Sweatshops & Parade Audio Show

We will give Marc Bussanich from Labor Press a call to talk about his recent coverage of Your Shirt Off Their Backs: The Consequences of Sweatshop Labor. Deb Thur of IBEW Local 2199 in Buffalo, NY is at the IBEW Women's Conference in the Lonestar State, she will be checking-in to let us know how working women are building power in their unions. Dowd the Intern grabbed some audio from the Court Officers Benevolent Association of Nassau County at their 9/11 Memorial Ceremony paying homage to those we lost. Plus we'll play the interviews from the infamous NYC Labor Day Parade and as usual the UCOMM Radio Sports Report with JAMO, the UCOMM News Network, the red hot Albany minute with Glen Casey and this week in twitter with a few new alt rock tunes.

September 14, 2014 - Rebroadcast of the post Labor Day Weekend Show‏, new show Sept. 21st!
Rebroadcast of the post Labor Day Weekend Show‏, new show Sept. 21st!

Rich Thomas the director of the New York Affordable Reliable Electricity Alliance calls in to ask the question - can we produce or own power or do we need help from the Queen? 2. Joe Checkley from IBEW 94 in the Garden State will be checking in to let us know what his Youth Caucus is doing. We will chat up the fast food strikes and play the recently organized Brooklyn Cablevision hip-hop sensation Tech 22's latest song - Strike. Plus we will give you the top 25 songs for Labor Day according to Yahoo and as usual the UCOMM News Network, the Red Hot Albany Minute, the UCOMM Radio Sports Report, this week in twitter and some new alt rock tunes. See you Saturday in the Big Apple and on Sunday.