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‘State of the Unions’ Podcast with Richard Trumka: ‘I’ve Never Been More Optimistic’

State of the Unions
AFL-CIO

Recently, the AFL-CIO launched another tool to bring you the issues and stories that matter to working people. Welcome to the latest episode of our podcast, “State of the Unions,” where we talk to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka about the midterm elections and the future of the labor movement.

One in four Americans listen to podcasts on a monthly basis. “State of the Unions” is capturing the stories of workers across the country. It’s hosted by two young and diverse members of the AFL-CIO team: Mobilization Director Julie Greene and Executive Speechwriter Tim Schlittner. A new episode will drop every other Wednesday featuring interesting interviews with workers and our allies across the country, as well as compelling insights from the podcast’s hosts.

Listen to our previous episodes: inaugural episode where you can learn about hosts Julie and Tim; an interview with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the Flint, Michigan, water crisis whistleblower; talking about union members in office with Mayor Dahlia Vertreese of Hillside, New Jersey; and our midterm recap with Rep. Conor Lamb from Pennsylvania.

Upcoming episodes will feature Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA) International President Sara Nelson and Joseph McCartin, a labor historian at Georgetown University.

State of the Unions” is available on iTunesGoogle Play MusicSpotifyStitcher and anywhere else you can find podcasts.