It's Back to School time, so we have Joan Deem from Long Island Teachers in studio to talk about what our educators teachers have been up to this summer. We also have audio from the Communications Workers of America, they are still fighting for a contract with Verizon. Will Fisher from the AFL-CIO Veterans Committee calls in to talk up getting veterans organized and fighting back against the privatization of the VA. As always we have clips from Worker's Independent News, buying union from Labor 411, rank&file messages from 855-UCOMM-99, UCOMM Radio on Twitter and a few new alt-rock tunes. As we prepare for our special 2 hour Labor Day Spectacular, give us a shout at 1-855-UCOMM-99 to leave a shout or shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for show ideas.
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Team UCOMM Radio needs a quick break as we head into our very special 2 hour Labor Day 2015 Show so Average Joe Tech Pro takes the lead and brings you a composite show with some brand new-ish stuff from Workers Independent News and Labor 411. LaGrange give us some insight on the NCAA collegiate athlete union ruling and we deliver you some past interviews from Presidential Candidate Martin O'Malley, Jimmy Slevin from the Utility Workers Union of America, Dennis Trainor from the Communications Workers of America, and Tony Cuiffo from OSHA on heat safety. Give us a shout at 1-855-UCOMM-99 for some show ideas or shoot us an email at email@example.com.
We call out the idiots with the idiotic things they said from most recent Republi-CAN'T debate and LaGrange was interviewed on another radio show - we got the highlights on that with a report of numbers from the Ameri-CAN! Union Movement and as always clips from Workers Independent News, buying union from Labor 411, rank&file messages from 855-UCOMM 99, UCOMM Radio in twitter and a few new alt rock tunes.
They came from Boston, Buffalo, Philly, Delaware and Virginia and the message was clear that it’s their turn. We got tons of audio from the 12k plus Communications Workers of America pre-strike rally at Verizon headquarters in NYC. LaGrange got the crowd riled up and the house was jumpin’ so we’ll play that for you. Thousands came out to the Local 3 IBEW Open House in Flushing Queens for non-union electricians looking to better their lives. We grabbed interviews and perspectives so we’ll put that on the air as well and it’s friggin hot! We got some tips from OSHA on how to stay cool while working in this heat and as always 3 minutes with Workers Independent News, some rank&file messages from 1-855-UCOMM 99, this week in twitter, and a few new alt rock tunes.
Stopping into studio is the very charismatic Ernie Fazio of Long Island Metro Business Action chatting up what his organization does and his perspective on unions and a bunch of other business stuff. Cherri Senders from Labor 411 based in Los Angeles talks up consumer patriotism. Dan Hinton the Intern grabbed audio from a UFCW Local 1500 charity event. Plus in the UCOMM News Network we report that California is calling cheerleaders employees, a deadline is upon us on infrastructure funds, DC 37 needs more inspectors and CWA 1101 organized production assistants. Give our toll free rank & file message line a call at 1-855-UCOMM-99 and as always 3 minutes with Workers Independent News, this week in twitter, and a few new alt rock tunes.
Martin O'Malley, former Governor of Maryland is running for President of these United States, so we'll get Martin on the phone to chat up his record working for working people and ask key questions as to why he will be the best Democratic candidate for President. Stopping into studio is the Communications Workers of America's Dennis Trainor! Dennis is leading the CWA in union contract talks with Verizon Communications. A huge mass rally is set for Saturday July 25th in NYC, UCOMM will be there will you? Dennis will give us a little inside baseball on contract talks. Plus we are happy to re-develop the official UCOMM Radio Rank&File Message Line at 1-855-UCOMM-99. Call and leave shouts, topic ideas and event announcements and news tips. As always we bring you 3 minutes with Worker Independent News, given time constraints you won't hear this week in twitter on 77 WABC but you can catch it in the extended podcast and of course we play a few new alt rock tunes. See you Sunday!
We welcome into studio Nicole Bertran from Construction Skills NYC. She lets us know what it takes to be in the union building trades and how to get started. We are also joined by Walters Allen Jr. who gives us the skinny what the Office of Professional Employees International Union does and how they are working with cab drivers in San Diego. We have a bargaining report from the Communications Workers of America who are in negotiations with Verizon. They are having a huge rally in NYC on July 25th. We also have tickets to The Gaslight Anthem and Raekwon/ Ghostface Killah at the Paramount. 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!
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!
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.)