Working People

January 19, 2020 01:18:43
Left Anchor/Working People: The Problem with Economics
We needed to take a break this week after all the work we did to put together our special episode... more
January 12, 2020 02:00:09
The French General Strike (2019-2020)
In this very special episode, we talk with eight workers from France about the ongoing general strike that began on... more
January 1, 2020 25:16
Mini-cast: #HealthDignityJustice
We talk with former nail salon worker and organizer Glenda Sefla about the NY Nail Salon Workers Association and their... more
December 27, 2019 01:18:31
Bridget Huff
In this first installment of our new series on unpaid labor, we chat with Bridget Huff, a stay-at-home mom and... more
December 20, 2019 39:50
Mini-cast: UCSC Strike
In this week's mini-cast, we talk with Veronica, Marcelo, and Justin, three grad student workers involved in the ongoing wildcat... more
December 13, 2019 02:06:16
The Winnipeg General Strike (w/ Srsly Wrong)
We've got a super special crossover with the Wrong Boys themselves, Aaron and Shawn from the Srsly Wrong podcast! We... more
December 13, 2019 01:25:19
Working People is back and we are excited to announce our official partnership with In These Times magazine! In this... more
November 11, 2019 27:52
Mini-cast: Break the Chains, Pt II (w/ David Tieu)
Part II of our mini-cast series on undocumented workers and the fight to repeal the employers’ sanctions provision of the... more
November 4, 2019 01:20:59
Vanessa Bain
Instacart shoppers walked off the job this Sunday in protest of the company's rampant wage/tip theft and dishonest, exploitative practices... more
November 3, 2019 01:03:49
Dana Gardner
In Part II of our two-part episode on workers in the Maine logging industry, we chat with Dana Garner, a... more
October 27, 2019 50:40
SpoOoOoky Special (w/ The Horror Vanguard)
Our Working People Halloween special! We talk with Jon and Ash from The Horror Vanguard podcast about horror, the working... more
October 24, 2019 36:06
Mini-cast: Break the Chains, Pt I (w/ Josephine Lee & Tosh Anderson)
Part I of our mini-cast series on undocumented workers and the fight to repeal the employers’ sanctions provision of the... more
October 22, 2019 01:26:58
Mark Hardison
In Part I of our two-part episode on workers in the Maine logging industry, we chat with Mark Hardison, a... more
October 17, 2019 27:43
Mini-cast: Update from the UAW Picket Line (w/ John Jayne)
We talk with John Jayne, a GM worker in Philadelphia and member of UAW Local 2177, about the month-long UAW... more
October 13, 2019 01:07:30
Darrow Omar
We talk with Darrow, office coordinator for Portland State University’s Women, Sexuality, & Gender Studies Department and member organizer for... more
September 27, 2019 32:07
Homecoming (w/ Sarah Smarsh)
SPECIAL EPISODE: We chat with the one and only Sarah Smarsh, author of Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard &... more
September 22, 2019 01:39:22
Going to the Mat
In Part II of our season-opening special on indie professional wrestlers, we talk with Noah (The Sorceress), Chris Hutton (Rob... more
September 7, 2019 01:23:58
Angel Blue
We kick off Season 3 with news from Andy O'Brien (AFL-CIO) about a unionization push in the Maine logging industry... more
August 24, 2019 27:24
Mini-cast: (ACTION NOW) Say No to IRAPs
The US Department of Labor has proposed changes to apprenticeship programs that could spell disaster for union workers in the... more
August 4, 2019 22:18
Mini-cast: Pay KY Coal Miners Now! (w/ Josh Holbrook)
We talk with Josh Holbrook, one of the Kentucky coal miners currently protesting coal companies Black Jewel, Black Hawk, and... more
July 26, 2019 23:50
Mini-cast: Show Me What Democracy Looks Like (w/ Astra Taylor)
A section from our chat with Astra Taylor, writer, filmmaker, organizer, and co-founder of the Debt Collective. We talk about... more
July 12, 2019 24:37
Mini-cast: On the Clock (w/ Emily Guendelsberger)
We chat with journalist Emily Guendelsberger about her new book, On the Clock: What Low-Wage Work Did to Me and... more
July 7, 2019 01:11:18
(Unlocked) BONUS EPISODE #20 - Adam Johnson
We chat with journalist, media critic, and cohost of the Citations Needed podcast Adam Johnson about working in the service... more
June 30, 2019 01:01:16
"You Are Not A Loan" (w/ Ami Schneider & Sanders Fabares)
Last Monday, Representatives Ilhan Omar, Pramila Jayapal, and Senator Bernie Sanders unveiled the Student Debt Cancellation Act of 2019, which... 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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