State of the Unions


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State of the Unions is labor's podcast, a production of the 12.5 million member, 55 union AFL-CIO, bringing you the issues and guests important to working people.

Episode Date
Honoring Dr. King's Legacy: A Special Conversation with Andrew Gillum
Julie and Tim talk with former Tallahassee mayor and 2018 gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum (Florida), who calls himself a "living, breathing, walking, talking result of (Dr. King's) legacy." Gillum shares his experience on the campaign trail and previews the important fights ahead on voting, worker and civil rights. 
Jan 23, 2019
Special #StopTheShutdown Episode: A Conversation with AFGE President J. David Cox

With the government shutdown in its third week, Julie and Tim talk to J. David Cox, national president of the American Federation of Government Employees. Cox says his members are being held hostage by extremist politics and is calling on all working people to demand that Congress and the White House reopen the government and put federal employees back to work. 

Jan 09, 2019
Year in Review: Collective Action on the Rise
Julie and Tim look back at the best guests and topics of 2018. 
Dec 26, 2018
Aviation's First Responders: A Conversation with Association of Flight Attendants-CWA International President Sara Nelson
Julie and Tim talk to UNITE HERE about recent worker victories at Marriott and go in-depth with AFA-CWA International President Sara Nelson. 
Dec 12, 2018
Special Episode: What’s Wrong with GM?

In a special episode, Julie and Tim discuss plant closures at General Motors with longtime autoworker Brad Markell

Dec 05, 2018
"I've Never Been More Optimistic": A Conversation with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

Julie and Tim put a bow on the midterm elections and chat with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. 

Nov 28, 2018
Midterms Debrief: A Conversation with Rep. Conor Lamb

Julie and Tim react to the midterm elections and interview Congressman Conor Lamb (Pa.). 

Nov 14, 2018
Union Members in Public Office: A Conversation with Hillside, N.J., Mayor Dahlia Vertreese

Julie and Tim discuss the 2018 elections and interview Dahlia Vertreese. 

Oct 31, 2018
Speaking Truth to Power: A Conversation with Flint Whistleblower Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

Julie and Tim discuss Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's testimony and interview Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha.

Oct 16, 2018
Introducing State of the Unions: An AFL-CIO Podcast

Julie and Tim introduce themselves to listeners and talk about the state of labor unions in America. 

Oct 16, 2018