Labor Radio–Podcast Weekly: Saluting Front-Line Workers, Remote Learning and More

Labor Radio-Podcast Weekly
Labor Radio-Podcast Weekly

The latest episode of the Labor Radio–Podcast Weekly features a daily salute to front-line workers in the Electchester community of New York, Chicago Teachers tackling remote learning and Richard Trevellick's fight for the eight-hour workday.

This week, Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 3’s Chris Erikson Jr. talks to "UCOMM Live" about the daily salute to front-line workers in Electchester, a New York City community built in the 1950s by Local 3 to house its members: "The windows open up, people start banging pots and pans and whooping and hollering."

Also on "UCOMM Live," actor Harold Phillips talks about the financial impact union television shows have on the community: "There were a lot of different unions that benefited from that one production being based in Portland, Oregon."

On "CTU Speaks," the podcast of the Chicago Teachers Union, it’s pretty clear that teachers don’t like remote learning, and students like it even less, but what about the parents? "CTU Speaks" talks with Andrea Mosley and Valerie Nelson, parents whose children attend Chicago Public Schools: "I was so confused, and I'm like, well, how do you start remote learning? But we don't have the tools in order to make that first week successful."

Plus, Labor History in 2:00 on labor pioneer Richard Trevellick, one of the early leaders of the U.S. labor movement and the fight for the eight-hour workday.

Check out all the Labor Radio/Podcast Network shows.