Teamsters
Episode 204: Gig Economy’s War on Workers

Episode 204: Gig Economy’s War on Workers

October 21, 2020

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Listen to the latest edition of the Teamsters Podcast and hear how Teamsters are fighting to defeat California’s Prop 22, which would allow misclassification to continue to fester in the Golden State. Plus, drivers learn from a NIOSH official how to keep their trucks COVID-19 free.

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Featuring audio and interviews from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa; Local 137 Vice President Adrian Inguanzo; Local 431 member Jazan Mejia; Local 1932 member Jennifer Cheek; Local 2010 member Jamal Colter; Enjoli DeGrasse, assistant director of the Teamsters’ Safety and Health Department; and Kevin Dunn of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health

Episode 203: Rounding Up the Vote

Episode 203: Rounding Up the Vote

September 23, 2020

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Listen to the latest edition of the Teamsters Podcast and hear how Pennsylvania Teamsters are using different techniques to turn out the vote this year, plus get a Capitol Hill update and learn from a NIOSH official how to stay safe on the job.

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Featuring audio and interviews from Rep. Susan Wild (D-Pa.); Rep. Brian Fitzgerald (R-Pa.); Rep. Conor Lamb (D-Pa.); Local 107 shop steward Jim O’Mara; Local 500 political coordinator Bill Danos; retired Local 830 member Billy Peal; Local 830 shop steward Martin Cruz; Local 169 trustee Shane Reice; Teamsters Department of Political and Legislative Action Deputy Director Sunshine McBride; Teamsters Safety and Health Department Director Lamont Byrd; and Nancy Burton of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health

Episode 202: Union Update

Episode 202: Union Update

September 3, 2020

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Listen to the latest edition of the Teamsters Podcast and get the latest news about the union, including its endorsement of the Biden-Harris ticket, participation in 2020 March on Washington and health and safety concerns.

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Featuring audio from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa; Teamsters General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall; Teamsters Canada President François Laporte; Human Rights and Diversity Commission Director Marcus King; Health and Safety Department Director Lamont Byrd; and Department of Political and Legislative Action Director Christy Bailey

Episode 201: Rallying Against Racism

Episode 201: Rallying Against Racism

July 29, 2020

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Listen to the latest edition of the Teamsters Podcast and how learn how the union joined with labor allies in the Strike for Black Lives. Plus, we hear from a NIOSH official about how truckers can remain safe on the job.

 

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Featuring interviews and audio from Teamsters Human Rights and Diversity Commission Director Marcus King; UPS driver and Local 804 member Antoine Andrews; Local 322 member Kim Campbell; Local 777 President Jim Glimco; and Dawn Castillo, the director of the Division of Safety Research for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Episode 200: Candidate for Working People

Episode 200: Candidate for Working People

July 15, 2020

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Listen to the latest edition of the Teamsters Podcast and hear how a former attorney for the union is now running for the U.S. Senate. Plus, an update on critical federal legislation to keep workers safe and economically secure, and two Local 743 health care workers share what it’s like to on the frontlines of the coronavirus.

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Featuring interviews and audio from Local 190 President Jim Larson; Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, candidate for U.S. Senate; Sunshine McBride, deputy director of the Teamsters’ Department of Political and Legislative Affairs; and Catina Reed and Aisha Slaughter, Local 743 members and patient care techs at Rush University Medical Center

EPISODE 199: Ramping Up Political Power

EPISODE 199: Ramping Up Political Power

July 1, 2020

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Listen to the latest edition of the Teamsters Podcast and hear how the union is kick starting its 2020 election efforts to get members to vote for pro-worker candidates. Plus, Local 728 waste workers stand up against racial discrimination and for increased safety precautions. And more health and safety tips for our members.

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Featuring interviews and audio from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa; Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey; Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers; Teamsters Political Director Tyler Longpine: Teamsters Field Director Katie Finn; Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway; Teamsters Solid Waste and Recycling Director Chuck Stiles; Republic Services driver Demetrius Tart; Republic Services driver Jerome Westpoint; Teamsters Health and Safety Deputy Director Enjoli DeGrasse

Episode 198: COVID-19 and the Food Supply Chain

Episode 198: COVID-19 and the Food Supply Chain

June 17, 2020

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Listen to the latest edition of the Teamsters Podcast and hear how union members took action all around the country last week to demand increase safety precautions for food supply chain workers. Plus, the Teamsters’ top health and safety official tells lawmakers more must be done to protect truckers.

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Featuring interviews and audio from Aaron Washington of Local 667; Americold union steward Chris Suazo; Americold warehouse worker Rich Castro; CVS worker Henry Cantu; and Teamsters Safety and Health Department Director Lamont Byrd

Episode 197: Standing United

Episode 197: Standing United

June 3, 2020

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Listen to the latest special edition of the Teamster Nation Podcast and hear how the Teamsters are demanding racial justice in the wake of the murder of George Floyd. Plus, get the latest news from the Passenger Transportation Division, and learn about the challenges facing Local 922 transit workers in the nation’s capital.

SHOW NOTES

Featuring interviews with Marcus King, Director of the Teamsters Human Rights and Diversity Commission; Enjoli DeGrasse, Deputy Director of the Teamsters’ Health and Safety Department; Rick Middleton, Director for Teamsters Passenger Transportation Division; and Lanelle Price, a Local 922 member who is a bus operator for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

Episode 196: Coronavirus Update #11

Episode 196: Coronavirus Update #11

May 27, 2020

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Listen to the latest special edition of the Teamster Nation Podcast and hear more health and safety tips, news from the Tankhaul Division and what it’s like to be a paramedic/firefighter during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Featuring interviews with Enjoli DeGrasse, Deputy Director of the Teamsters’ Health and Safety Department; David Jacobsen, western region director for Teamsters’ Tankhaul Division; and Dan Reid, a Local 700 member who is a paramedic/firefighter in Niles, Illinois.

Episode 195: Coronavirus Update #10

Episode 195: Coronavirus Update #10

May 20, 2020

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Listen to the latest special edition of the Teamster Nation Podcast and hear from a Local 952 laundry driver about life on the job, plus more health and safety tips, a legislative update and news from the Graphic Communications Conference.

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Featuring interviews with Enjoli DeGrasse, Deputy Director of the Teamsters’ Health and Safety Department; Sunshine McBride, Deputy Director of the Teamsters’ Department of Political and Legislative Action; Kurt Freeman, President of the Teamsters’ Graphic Communications Conference; and Harry Gutierrez, a Local 952 member who is a shop steward driver for Angelica Linens in Orange, California.

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