Union City Radio

Latest DC-area labor news, updates, events calendar and labor history. Part of the Labor Radio/Podcast Network; #LaborRadioPod

June 1st, 2020    

DC & MD primaries tomorrow: VOTE!

Labor-endorsed candidates and voting info available at dclabor.org. Today’s labor history: AFL charters Ladies Federal Labor Union Number 2703. Today’s labor quote: Charles Moyer.

May 31st, 2020    

This week’s Union City Radio highlights

A utility worker confronts the pandemic...Utility workers keep the lights on during the pandemic. Today’s labor history: Rose Will Monroe, popularly known as Rosie the Riveter, dies. Today’s labor quote: The Four Vagabonds.

May 30th, 2020    

The Post’s union shows the best of journalism

Hamilton Nolan takes a deep dive into the rich and fascinating history of the Newspaper Guild and the Washington Post. Today’s labor history: building trades workers complete Ground Zero cleanup ahead of schedule. Today’s labor quote: Picketing steel workers at Memorial Day Massacre.

May 29th, 2020    

Excluded workers tweetstorm today

Tweet from 9am to 12 noon to lift up the needs of excluded workers. Today’s labor history: Disney animators strike for union. Today’s labor quote: Cesar Chavez.

May 28th, 2020    

Utility workers keep the lights on during the pandemic

“Our community needs us. They need to see the big white truck." Today’s labor history: general strike in Rochester, NY. Today’s labor quote: Josephine Shaw Lowell.

May 27th, 2020    

A utility worker confronts the pandemic

“You walk inside this home, and it's the weirdest feeling in the world. You think you're walking into this like minefield, you don't know if there's little ticking time bomb”…Today’s labor history: Supreme Court declares National Industrial Recovery Act unconstitutional …Today’s labor quote: Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

May 25th, 2020    

Memorial Day and the Workers First Caravan

Workers battle in a war against a killer virus…Today’s labor history: Bonus Army arrives in DC…Today’s labor quote: Hiram Johnson.

May 24th, 2020    

This week’s Union City Radio highlights

Plumbers local 5 contributes $10,000 to CSA’s emergency assistance fund...Signature Theater workers join IATSE local 22...Healthcare unions work with members, elected officials, employers, and manufacturers to get healthcare workers the PPE, crisis pay and support they need…in Ukraine, unions and worker rights advocate for a better pay and conditions during quarantine…Virginia Interfaith Center organizes volunteers to sew and donate masks to grocery workers. Today’s labor history: striking rubber workers agree to return to work at Bridgestone-Firestone without a contract…Today’s labor quote: Bill Clinton.

May 23rd, 2020    

Virginia Interfaith Center donates masks to grocery workers

“It is one of the small ways we can show grocery workers and shelter residents that they are loved and appreciated.” Today’s labor history: 10,000 strikers at Toledo Auto-Lite plant repel police attack. Today’s labor quote: The Stonecutters Kit.

May 22nd, 2020    

Solidarity Center Report: Unions meeting COVID-19 challenges

Leveraging trade unions’ collective power to advocate for better pay and conditions for working people and help provide emergency relief during quarantine. Today’s labor history: racism during rail strike. Today’s labor quote: Eugene Victor Debs.

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