Dec. 25, 2019: A Year of Progress
Julie and Tim take a look behind the scenes of "State of the Unions" and chat with the team that makes the podcast about their favorite episodes of 2019.
Dec. 11, 2019: The Far Right Today
AFL-CIO International Director Cathy Feingold joins Tim to talk with professor Cas Mudde, a political scientist at the University of Georgia. about his new book, "The Far Right Today."
Nov. 26, 2019: A Future Where People Will Have Jobs
Tim talks to Guy Ryder, the director-general of the ILO about the international labor movement, the idea of "decent labor" and the future of work.
Nov. 13, 2019: Serving Those Who Served
Julie and Tim talk with Will Attig about his work connecting the labor movement and the veterans community.
Oct. 30, 2019: Flexing Labor's Muscle
Tim talks to union member and Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Mark Pocan (Wisc.) about strikes, trade, health care, LGBTQ equality and the freedom to form a union.
Oct. 16, 2019: Out of the Woods
Julie and Tim talk to Maine Senate President Troy Jackson (IUPAT/IAM) about his path to power and the experiences that have shaped his life and career.
Oct. 2, 2019: Dignity of Work
Julie and Tim talk to U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (Ohio) about worker power, automation, trade and his decision to stay in the Senate.
Sept. 18, 2019: A Huge Deal
Julie and Tim check in with Industrial Union Council Executive Director Brad Markell about the UAW strike at GM and interview UC Hastings Associate Law Professor Veena Dubal, whose work helped pave the way for the passage of AB 5, landmark pro-worker legislation in California.
Sept. 4, 2019: Humble Courage and 90210
Julie and Tim talk to SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris about the future of work, sexual harassment and her journey from young actor to labor leader.
Aug. 21, 2019: Save Our Apprenticeships
Tim talks to NABTU Chief of Staff Mike Monroe about a Department of Labor proposal that would undermine world-class apprenticeships in the construction industry.
Aug. 7, 2019: Special Episode: The Labor Movement Responds to the El Paso Massacre
Julie and Tim talk with Texas AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Montserrat Garibay in the wake of the deadly mass shooting in El Paso. They discuss immigration, organizing and the need for solidarity in times of darkness.
July 24, 2019: Taking Risks to Organize
Julie and Tim talk to UNITE HERE President D. Taylor about the activism of airline catering workers and the need for the labor movement to take more risks.
July 10, 2019: Demanding Better
Over three days in June, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka held town halls in Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Detroit to talk with workers about the future of NAFTA.
June 26, 2019: Winning the Future
Julie and Tim talk to AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler who is pushing the labor movement to be bold, take risks and not be afraid of failure.
June 12, 2019: Union Proud
Julie and Tim talk with Pride at Work Executive Director Jerame Davis as the AFL-CIO constituency group celebrates its 25th anniversary.
May 31, 2019: A Union Organizer Goes to Washington
Julie and Tim talk to Congressman Andy Levin (D-Mich.), a former AFL-CIO employee, and career union organizer and activist.
May 15, 2019: Confronting the Health Care Crisis
Tim talks to National Nurses United Executive Director Bonnie Castillo about the growing movement of registered nurses organizing for better jobs, a more just society and health care as a fundamental human right.
May 1, 2019: Not Good Enough
Julie and Tim talk to Celeste Drake, AFL-CIO's trade policy specialist, about the flaws in the proposed new NAFTA and outlines how current and future trade agreements can meet the labor movement's high standards for working people.
April 17, 2019: Special Episode: Stories from a UFCW Picket Line
Julie and Tim talk to Kristen Johnson, a deli manager and shop steward at the Stop & Shop in Somerville, Massachusetts. Kristen, along with more than 30,000 of her co-workers and members of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) are out on strike for fair pay, benefits and respect on the job.
April 3, 2019: #StampOutHunger
Tim talks with NALC Executive Vice President Brian Renfroe and Assistant to the President for Community Services Christina Vela Davidson about #StampOutHunger, the annual one-day drive, which has collected more than one billion pounds of food for the hungry.
March 20, 2019: House Blue Collar Caucus
Julie and Tim talk with Reps. Brendan Boyle (D-Pa.) and Marc Veasey (D-Texas), co-chairs of the House Blue Collar Caucus, which they formed following the 2016 election to better connect with blue collar workers. They say the path to a stronger America runs through the labor movement.
March 6, 2019: A Conversation with a Teen Vogue Labor Columnist
Julie and Tim talk with Kim Kelly, labor columnist at Teen Vogue and former music editor at VICE.
Feb. 20, 2019: A Conversation with IUPAT General President Kenneth Rigmaiden
Julie and Tim talk with Kenneth Rigmaiden as he details his journey from a floor-covering installer to the highest ranks of the labor movement.
Feb. 6, 2019: In-Depth with Kooper Caraway
Julie and Tim talk with Kooper Caraway, the president of the Sioux Falls Regional Labor Federation, AFL-CIO.
Jan. 23, 2019: A Special Conversation with Andrew Gillum
Julie and Tim talk with Andrew Gillum, the former Tallahassee mayor and 2018 Democratic nominee for Florida governor, who calls himself a "living, breathing, walking, talking result of [Dr. King's] legacy."