We've got a Working People first! In Part I of this special two-part episode, we chat with Zack Pattin and Brian Skiffington, two longshore workers in Tacoma, WA, members of the ILWU Local 23, and organizing leaders with the ILWU Young Workers Committee. We talk about the paths that led them to working on the waterfront together and about the fast pace, precision, adrenaline, danger, and skill of longshore work. (All music sourced from The Free Music Archive)
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