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.

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. 

August 31, 2014 - The Labor Day 2014 Spectacular!
The Labor Day 2014 Spectacular!

It’s our Labor Day 2014 Spectacular! We  will be hooking up with Rick Bloomingdale from the Pennsylvania State AFL-CIO as he battles Right to Work for less laws in the Keystone State and he fills us in on how we can join the fight.  Roger Clayman from the Long Island Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, Marty Glennon from the Long Island Labor Advisory Council,  Irv Muljoner from the US Department of Labor and Wayne White from the Bellport Teachers Association all occupy the studio as we chat up bread & butter working issues from all angles. As usual the UCOMM News Network, this week in Twitter and the best labor quotes for your Labor Day Weekend and some tunes from Rage to get you riled up for our most favorite holiday – Labor Day!
 

August 24, 2014 - The CWA "Hey Mike" / Preparing for Labor Day 2014 Show
The CWA "Hey Mike" / Preparing for Labor Day 2014 Show

As we prepare for the Labor Day 2014 UCOMM Radio spectacular, we are going to re-air the "Hey Mike!" show from last week with Cara Noel from the NYC Central Labor Council who checked in to chat up the upcoming Labor Day Parade in NYC  Also, the Communications Workers of America's St. Michael of Gendron stopped into studio to talk 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.  Adam Ellis from The Paramount in Huntington, Long Guy Land joined us on the horn to peddle his wares for some upcoming shows and we had the the UCOMM Radio Sports Report with JAMO, the UCOMM News Network, the Red Hot Albany Minute with Glen Casey, this week in twitter and a few new-ish alt rock tunes with LaGrange's column on talking union while on vacation. Plus Good Fight Mike will throw-in some new messages to prepare us for our very special show to air on 94.3 FM The Shark on Sunday, August 31st. Like IBEW 1049's Youth Caucus Facebook Page!

August 10, 2014 - The Who is Campbell Brown and does anybody really care show
The Who is Campbell Brown and does anybody really care show

We grab a press release from your New York State United Teachers on how Due Process Rights for teachers safeguards students and we’ll get the skinny on what's motivating Campbell Brown to make enemies every where she goes. Who is Campbell Brown you ask? It doesn't matter, she sucks. Young union members are organizing in the Garden State, so we will get Buddy Thoman from IBEW 94 on the horn to discuss who and why plus a cool video on this hot issue from the New Jersey State Federation of Labor. Also we read LaGrange’s Op Ed on how the Long Guy Land Expressway has contributed to the growth of the middle class in one of our country’s oldest suburbs known as Long Island, Neuva York with a spotlight on Laborers Local 1298! Plus as usual we got a book report from JAM the intern from The Folks Who Brought You the Weekend, the UCOMM Radio Sports Report with JAMO, the UCOMM News Network, the Red Hot Albany Minute with Glen Casey, this week in Twitter and a few new alt rock tunes.

August 3, 2014 - The Back by popular demand Show
The Back by popular demand Show

Back by popular demand, and because UCOMM Radio is on vacation mode, we will re-air when LaGrange read his Opinion Editorial on the Harris v. Quinn Supreme Court decision and play for your NEW audio from the Jones Beach Wounded Warrior Tug-of-War with comments from the Nassau PBA and Nassau COBA! Jeremey Tarbay will get him on the horn to give us an update from Local 459 in Johnstown, PA and we'll play the video from the Fallen Lineman Benefit Rodeo. Aly Waddy from your United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1500 payed us a visit and let us know that Mrs. Green is still mean. Deavers grabbed some audio of the Nassau PBA doing some charity work for Camp ANCHOR. Plus we've got a book report from JAM the absent intern, from The Folks Who Brought You the Weekend and as usual the UCOMM Radio sports report with JAMO, the UCOMM News Network, this week in twitter and a few new alt rock tunes. Brand new show next week!