Working People

February 26, 2023 1:16:02
Rail Workers of the World, Unite! (w/ Ross Grooters, Cat Cray, Clayton Clive, & Matthieu Bolle-Reddat)
From unions in the United States fighting to save our supply chain from the destruction wrought by corporate tycoons, Wall... more
February 17, 2023 17:41
East Palestine, Ohio: A Hell of Wall Street's Making (w/ Matt Weaver)
It’s been nearly two weeks since the catastrophic derailment of a Norfolk Southern train in northeast Ohio thrust the residents... more
February 10, 2023 49:05
Happy Birthday, Evan (w/ Amy Chamberlin & Jana Murphy)
We kick off Season Six of the show with a very special episode that is dedicated to Evan Seyfried, his... more
February 6, 2023 56:58
Texas Environmental Workers Union (w/ Chloe Torres and Brandon Marks)
January 7, 2023 1:12:33
Live Show: Organize, Fight, Win (w/ Michelle Valentin Nieves & Harry Marino)
Earlier this month Working People hit a new milestone: We recorded our first live episode in front of an audience... more
December 14, 2022 1:42:26
Embodying Degrowth (w/ The Maintainers)
The planet we share, the only home we’ve ever known, has its limits. Its resources, its ability to sustain all... more
December 12, 2022 1:19:31
What Could a Worker-Focused Just Transition Look Like? (w/ Megan Milliken Biven, James Hiatt, & Clarke)
As humanity barrels towards climate catastrophe, the need to envision and build more ecologically sustainable societies and economies becomes more... more
December 6, 2022 1:37:49
Where Do Railroad Workers Go from Here? (w/ Jay, Marilee Taylor, John Tormey, & Matt Parker)
After a 3-year saga of stalled contract negotiations between the country’s freight rail carriers and the 12 unions representing over... more
November 23, 2022 39:52
Holiday Season on the Picket Line (w/ Marcques Derby)
This time last year, 10,000 workers and UAW members at John Deere waged a massive strike that became a national... more
November 16, 2022 1:18:53
Fabio Bosco
Last month, the world watched with bated breath as Brazilians voted in two rounds of high-stakes elections that pitted far-right... more
November 7, 2022 52:43
In Key Swing States, Union Members Are the Last Line of Defense (w/ Maggie Acosta, Bryan Villarreal-Vasquez, & Sheila Silver)
The soul of the labor movement is the fight for democracy in and outside of the workplace—and, from the shop... more
November 7, 2022 34:54
Phones Down, Fists Up (w/ Tiffany Murray)
Call center workers employed by Maximus went on strike at four locations—in Louisiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Virginia—this Tuesday, November 1... more
October 27, 2022 1:45:25
Vince Quiles
The wave of grassroots worker organizing is spreading to different industries and businesses around the country, including those that have... more
October 20, 2022 1:06:17
Alabama Paper Mill Workers Want Their Lives Back (w/ Jacob Morrison)
"On the morning of Oct. 1... almost 500 union members from three United Steel Workers (USW) locals at WestRock’s Mahrt... more
October 7, 2022 1:27:15
Jonnie Lane
“Flight attendants at Delta are currently pushing to form a union at the only major airline in the US where... more
September 28, 2022 1:55:02
Leo Lindner
It’s been 12 years since the catastrophic explosion that sank the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, killing 11 workers and causing... more
September 23, 2022 55:43
For Evan (w/ Ken Seyfried, Eric Seyfried, Amy Chamberlin, Erica Erskine, Jana Murphy, & Austin LiPuma)
(C/W: bullying, harassment, suicide) This time last year, we introduced listeners to the family of Evan Seyfried, a dedicated Kroger... more
September 14, 2022 2:05:18
Countdown to Midnight (w/ Jay & Joe)
On Friday, September 16, the United States could see its first major rail strike and/or rail lockout since the early... more
September 8, 2022 1:33:50
Is the US Headed for a National Rail Strike? (w/ Mel Buer, Jeff Kurtz, & Ron Kaminkow)
The rail industry is experiencing a self-induced crisis as a result of decades of cost-cutting, profit-maximizing executive decisions that have... more
August 31, 2022 51:12
Amazon Keeps Firing Union Organizers (w/ Matt Littrell)
Matt Littrell has worked as a picker at the Amazon warehouse in Campbellsville, Kentucky, for the past year and a... more
August 24, 2022 1:25:37
"If You Can't Stand the Heat, Keep Working" (w/ Zakk, Gabriela, & Steve)
"As blistering heat waves swept across the United States this summer, breaking temperature records and placing millions under heat advisories... more
August 16, 2022 50:44
(Unlocked) BONUS EPISODE - Mansa Musa
August 10, 2022 01:58:31
August 2, 2022 48:27
You Gotta Stand Up for What's Right (w/ Lauren Bianchi & Chuck Stark)
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Maximillian Alvarez is editor-in-chief at the Real News Network and host of the podcast Working People, available at InThe​se​Times​.com. He is also the author of The Work of Living: Working People Talk About Their Lives and the Year the World Broke.

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