Working People

November 17, 2021 58:53
**A Pivotal Moment for the Teamsters (w/ Indigo Olivier)**
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is having a pivotal leadership election right now, and the results will set the future... more
November 10, 2021 59:12
35,000 Kaiser Permanente workers are set to strike, and the future of healthcare is at stake
In this special edition of Working People, TRNN Editor-in-Chief Maximillian Alvarez speaks with two Kaiser workers, Hannah Winchester, DPT, and... more
November 8, 2021 01:10:59
Michael Francis McCarthy
In this special episode, Working People producer Jules Taylor (@realjulestaylor) speaks with working musician and farm laborer Michael Francis McCarthy... more
October 28, 2021 02:27:21
We're All We've Got (w/ Adam Johnson, Luis Feliz Leon, Brian "BZ" Douglas, & Jules Taylor)
We hosted our first ever Working People livestream this week to raise money for our amazing producer Jules and his... more
October 20, 2021 01:30:35
Justin Mayhugh
With a historic wave of workers voluntarily quitting their jobs and strikes cropping up across the US, something potentially game-changing... more
October 18, 2021 40:56
Breakfast of Champions (w/ Dan Osborn)
Kellogg’s plant workers in Nebraska, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee have been on strike since Oct. 5., demanding that the company... more
October 10, 2021 42:53
Lisa Doerr
We conclude our series of interviews from rural Wisconsin with farmers and community members fighting to defend life as they... more
October 2, 2021 01:04:57
Lights, Camera, STRIKE! (w/ Marisa Shipley, David McMahon, & Fae Weichsel)
Tens of thousands of members of the International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) are currently voting on whether or... more
September 30, 2021 50:22
Kristy Lynn Allen
In this interview, Max talks with Wisconsin farmer and beekeeper Kristy Lynn Allen about the damage the industrialization of farming... more
September 21, 2021 01:07:10
Hog Wild (w/ Lisa Doerr, Forest Jahnke, Hannah Faris, & Maeve Conran)
In this special panel episode, we follow up on the reporting Max did this summer for The Real News and... more
September 13, 2021 29:16
Work to Live (w/ Matt Aubrey)
Around 400 union distillery workers in Bardstown, Kentucky, hit the picket line yesterday after rejecting a contract offer from Heaven... more
September 9, 2021 01:42:26
Evan Seyfried (w/ Ken, Linda, & Eric Seyfried)
(C/W: bullying, harassment, suicide) Evan Seyfried was a loving son, brother, friend, and a dedicated worker. For 19 years, with... more
September 1, 2021 01:35:46
Casey Scully
For many around the country, the new school year has already begun. And many districts are pushing through with in-person... more
August 22, 2021 01:00:09
Listener Hang Session #1
We're taking a much-needed break this week, but we'll be back with more worker interviews really soon! To hold y'all... more
August 19, 2021 21:34
End Unfair Practices against Window Cleaners (w/ Eric Crone)
Repelling down skyscrapers to clean windows is already a very dangerous job. But during the COVID-19 pandemic, high-rise window cleaners... more
August 12, 2021 01:15:08
Striking Coal Miners Won't Back Down, Part II (w/ Kim Kelly & Jacob Morrison)
Over 1,100 union coal miners in Brookwood, Alabama, have been on strike. There is one person, however, who has done... more
August 12, 2021 01:07:24
Striking Coal Miners Won't Back Down, Part I (w/ Jacob Morrison)
Over 1,100 union coal miners in Brookwood, Alabama, have been on an unfair labor practices strike against Warrior Met Coal... more
August 7, 2021 32:34
When the Plant Closed (w/ Carla Shultz & Laura Flanders)
The Mylan pharmaceutical plant in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been in operation since 1965. On July 31, the plant closed... more
August 5, 2021 01:17:33
Order-Takers No More (w/ Richard D. Wolff)
In this special episode of Working People, we chat with world-renowned economist Richard D. Wolff about how the COVID-19 pandemic... more
July 28, 2021 43:03
Your Job Doesn't Have to Suck (w/ Jaisal Noor)
The COVID-19 pandemic has made it horrifyingly clear just how little value the lives and wellbeing of working people have... more
July 21, 2021 45:23
CA Rideshare Driver Strike (w/ Ahmad Moss)
On Wednesday, July 21, rideshare drivers across California are going on a one-day strike against the exploitative practices of tech... more
July 15, 2021 01:27:01
Cheri Renfro
Hundreds of workers at the Frito Lay manufacturing and distribution plant in Topeka, Kansas, have been on strike since July... more
July 8, 2021 01:41:58
Up until the pandemic, Kate from New Jersey was a massage therapist who loved her job. We discuss how Kate... more
July 5, 2021 02:04:53
Alex P.
When faced with unlawful intimidation and interrogation from management at Trader Joe's, Alex P and his coworkers stood together and... more
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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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