Working People

June 28, 2021 42:29
Smithfield Workers in Sioux Falls Stand Strong, Win Big (w/ Kooper Caraway)
We cover a lot of important worker struggles on this show, but it's important to cover worker victories as well—and... more
June 23, 2021 01:34:07
Mo' Evil Foods, Part II
Earlier this month, No Evil Foods, a vegan meat company founded in North Carolina, notified its staff that they were... more
June 15, 2021 01:05:01
(Unlocked) BONUS EPISODE - Nate Holdren
We will be back to our regular Working People schedule next week. Until then, to tide y'all over, and to... more
June 3, 2021 01:51:41
Ric Ortiz
In this special episode, Working People producer Jules Taylor interviews his stepfather about his life and career as a medical... more
May 21, 2021 01:54:02
From Colombia to Palestine, We Will Be Free (w/ Irene Vélez Torres & Touffic Haddad)
In this special episode of Working People, spanning three continents, we interview Irene Vélez Torres and Touffic Haddad, two people... more
May 20, 2021 29:45
Why Is Trumka Going After Vermont AFL-CIO? (w/ David Van Deusen)
The AFL-CIO national and AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka is threatening "further action" against the Vermont labor council. Why? We talk... more
May 4, 2021 01:47:27
On War & the Battle to Belong (w/ Triste Ordex, Amber Mathwig, & Clarke)
In this special episode, we talk with three veterans about how the military and the class system (in the U.S... more
May 1, 2021 02:00:18
The Srsly Wrong MAY DAY Crossover Special (w/ Working People, Rebel Steps, & Doomer v. Bloomer)
Happy May Day, everyone! All power to the international working class! Celebrate this most glorious of holidays by refusing to... more
April 28, 2021 30:46
Solidarity with the Working People of Myanmar
In this important episode, we interview worker-organizers with the Federation of General Workers Myanmar about the brutal military coup that... more
April 21, 2021 53:53
Mother (w/ Dominique Rémy)
In this pre-pandemic Working People recording that we thought was lost to history, we talk to filmmaker Dominique Rémy about... more
April 14, 2021 44:19
Schuylkill Hospital Nurses United
On top of the intense, stressful work common to the profession, nurses at smaller, more remote hospitals face many unique... more
April 7, 2021 02:04:53
On Strike at Warrior Met Coal (w/ Jacob Morrison & Lee Bains III)
Last Thursday, around 1,100 coal miners at Warrior Met Coal in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, went on strike. In order to... more
March 31, 2021 01:20:49
Aaron Major
COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the world of higher education. This week, we talk to Aaron Major, Associate Professor of... more
March 29, 2021 23:51
Mini-cast: Columbia Is a Bully (w/ Joanna Lee, Harlan Chambers, & Cameron Foltz)
Graduate workers at Columbia University are heading into their third week on strike, braving both physical and digital picket lines... more
March 23, 2021 01:12:25
Terrill Haigler ("Ya Fav Trashman")
We chat with (former) Philly sanitation worker and Instagram sensation Terrill Haigler—or, as listeners may know him, "Ya Fav Trashman."... more
March 18, 2021 01:26:01
Confessions of a Child of the Bourgeoisie (w/ Rick Perlstein)
In this special episode, we chat with internationally acclaimed and bestselling author and historian Rick Perlstein. In past interviews, Rick... more
March 4, 2021 47:33
Goliath Can Be Defeated (w/ Danny Glover)
HAVE WE GOT A TREAT FOR YOU... Working People will be taking a much-needed break next week, but never fear—we've... more
March 2, 2021 01:14:11
Jennifer Bates
At this very moment, one of the most historic union drives of our era is taking place at the Amazon... more
February 24, 2021 01:49:59
Rev. Lindsey Joyce
We talk to Rev. Lindsey Joyce of the United Church of Rogers Park in Chicago and the Institute for Christian... more
February 23, 2021 10:01
**Luis Feliz Leon** Patreon Exclusive
***This is a Patreon Exclusive episode*** Subscribe to our Patreon: www.patreon.com/workingpeople Thank you to all the Patreon subscribers for their... more
February 16, 2021 01:05:37
Maya Morena, Part II (w/ Jessie Sage)
We're back with Part II of our special mini-series on work and politics in the sex industry with activist, writer... more
February 9, 2021 01:18:21
Maya Morena, Part I (w/ Jessie Sage)
We're excited to share Part I of a special mini-series guest-hosted by friend of the show Jessie Sage! Jessie is... more
February 2, 2021 01:08:13
ACLU Staff United
One bright spot in the COVID-19 era has been the wave of unionization drives at nonprofits around the U.S., including... more
January 27, 2021 01:38:41
Justin Whittaker
We sit down with Justin Whittaker for the first part of an ongoing series of interviews where we’ll be talking... more
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Maximillian Alvarez is a writer and editor based in Baltimore and the host of Working People, a podcast by, for, and about the working class today.” His work has been featured in venues like In These Times, The Nation, The Baffler, Current Affairs, and The New Republic.

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