Strike fever continues as the squad talks about the Jersey City Teachers strike last week, billionaires, and Florida public sector unions fighting against decertification.
We’re joined by AFSCME Council 79 union representative and Jacksonville Community Action Committee co-founder Michael Sampson (@BrotherFlourish on Twitter), who offers some insight on why and how the working class should fight against racism. And we roast a certain National Review article calling for public-sector unions to “be destroyed.” Stay tuned for our Working Class Hero and Ruling Class Asshole of the week at the end.
We’re back for Season 2 to talk about the strike fever that’s sweeping the nation’s teachers – from West Virginia to Oklahoma. We talk about Teamsters United’s recent steward victories in Jacksonville, FL, and International Working Women’s Day. We take a look at the looming economic crash coming in the near future, roast scabs like Mark Janus, and name our Ruling Class Asshole of the week.
Worker Power Hour has a new producer – Adam Gerardo from Jacksonville, who edited this episode. Shouts out. Excited to have him on board. #unionPOWER
From left to right: Gabriella Killpack (Utah, Local 222), Dave Schneider (Florida, Local 512), Dustin Ponder (Florida, Local 512), Joan Elaine Miller (Pennsylvania, Local 623)
Dave & DP return for part 2 of their coverage at the TDU Convention. They interview union fighters across the country about the struggles facing Teamster women, the fight for $15/hour, building solidarity between Black and white workers, and the soul and direction of the Teamsters union.
Big shouts out to our ALL TEAMSTERS EVERYTHING interview guests – Gabriella Killpack (Utah, Local 222), Joan Elaine Miller (Pennsylvania, Local 623), David Loobie (New York, Local 804), Lennox James (New York, Local 804), Dave Bernt (Chicago, Local 705), John Palmer (Southern Region Vice President).
Dave & Dustin interview Fred Zuckerman, president of Teamsters Local 89 and last year’s Teamsters United candidate for General President, on the Worker Power Hour. We talk everything Teamsters – the UPS contract fight, the pension crisis, organizing Amazon, hurricane relief in Puerto Rico, and taking a stand against white supremacists.
We also interview Kas Schwerdtfeger, package car driver and Teamsters Local 344 shop steward, about the new Amazon Key delivery program and the future of the Teamsters.
Part 1 of our two-part Worker Power Hour special at the Teamsters for a Democratic Union convention in Chicago.
The squad assembles to talk about Colin Kaepernick’s grievance against the NFL, Richard Spencer’s disastrous speech at UF, the upcoming UPS contract fight, why the Fraternal Order of Police isn’t a real union, the terrible Blade Runner sequel, and to shout out the Chapo Trap House podcast.
Dave, DP and Christina are back after Hurricane Irma. The #TakeAKnee protests in the NFL, Teamster-UPS contract negotiations and Trump’s genocidal threats at the UN are all on the table. They also talk about the continued fight for community control of the police and name this week’s Working Class Hero and Ruling Class Asshole.
Dave, DP & Christina talk about the impending “retail armageddon,” the rise of Amazon, the upcoming UPS contract battle, and the fight for community control of the police in Jacksonville. As promised, they look at the real origins of the Fourth of July and the American revolution from a working class perspective on Red Pill/Blue Pill. Later, they break down the new Spiderman film (Spiderman: Homecoming) and look at why superhero movies have gotten so bad. And back by popular demand, they announce this week’s Working Class Hero & Ruling Class Asshole.
In a special edition of the Worker Power Hour, we bring you the “Apocalypse Now” Episode. Dave & DP riff on international politics, talking about North Korea, China, the Middle East, the ongoing crisis in Europe and Russia. If you like the show and want more of this kind of coverage, let us know.
Episode 5 of Season 1 comes out tomorrow. Make sure to stay tuned to the Worker Power Hour.
Worker Power Hour is back, and badder than ever before. After an extended, state-imposed hiatus, Dave & Dustin are back on the mic… And this time, they’re joined by new co-host Christina Kittle.
The trio discuss the GOP Senate health care bill, the recent #Jax5 victory over police repression in the Deep South, thoughts on the new film Alien: Covenant, and who really controls the media in the United States.
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Download “We’re Back, Baby” – Episode 4, Season 1 here.