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A justice filled hour of talk, solidarity, and worker power from the Communications Workers of America! Listen in as we talk with workers and union leaders about the issues they are facing and the exciting things they are doing to build power for social and economic justice at work and in their communities.

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June 13, 2024

Men’s Mental Health week; Walmart was union buster of the week; Spotlight on Joseph McCue

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We celebrated Men’s Mental Health week and we were joined by Kimberlene Lanier to discuss the North Houston Career Carnival. Walmart was our union buster of the week and we spotlighted CWA Human Rights’ department’s own Joseph McCue.

June 6, 2024

Happy Pride month; Tesla was union buster of the week; Spotlight on AFA-CWA VP Keturah Johnson

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Happy Pride month! On this week's episode we celebrated Pride and gave a little history lesson on Pride Month. Tesla was our union buster of the week and we spotlighted AFA-CWA Vice President  Keturah Johnson for her contributions to the advancement  of LBBTQIA+ rights. We wrapped up the show with an open discussion about voting rights and utilizing your voice at the polls.

May 30, 2024

CBTU Convention; Military Appreciation month; and why Nike was our union buster of the week

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Recap of the CBTU's 53rd International convention. We celebrated Military Appreciation month with veterans from CWA local 6215, Treasurer Lamar Banks and spotlighted Executive Vice President David Marshall. Nike was our union buster of the week for their mistreatment and under payment of garment workers abroad.

May 23, 2024

CWA President Claude Cummings Jr. and the Impact of Period Poverty Week

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We broadcasted live from the 53rd International Coalition of Black Trade Unionists convention in Houston, Texas. We spotlighted Houston native and our very own International President Claude Cummings Jr. and discussed the impact and importance of Period Poverty Week.

May 16, 2024

Women’s Health Week; Pay Equity; and Under 40 Activists Making Noise

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We celebrated Women’s health week and discussed the importance of women specific health issues and the need for its prioritization. We spotlighted Lisa Wright from the Southern Poverty Law Center for her activism efforts and work for pay equity. Two members from the Bird Union joined us to talk about their organizing campaign and the findings of their pay equity report at the Audubon society. We wrapped up our show with CWA’s own Damini Melvin, CBTU under 40 committee chair, and he gave us information on the upcoming CBTU convention and how the under 40 activists are making noise and making changes!

May 9, 2024

Asian American Heritage Month; Fighting for High-Speed Internet for All; Teacher Appreciation Week

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We honored Asian American Heritage month with our guest Jeeva Muhil. Jeeva spoke on anti-Asian hate, discrimination and pay equity issues abroad. We were told about all things District 3 by our guest, Assistant to the District 3 VP Nick Hawkins and District 3's very own Keith Busby, a member of the broadband brigade because internet is a utility! We shined a light on Coach Jesta Bouie for teacher appreciation week as she has provided so much guidance for our children as a cheer coach and trade school teacher.

May 2, 2024

Protecting your Mental Health at Work, Union-Busting at Amazon, Spotlight on a Member Veteran

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We discussed Mental Health Awareness month with counselor Cherie Edwards, We called out Amazon as our union buster of the week and we spotlighted Britni Cuington from District 6 for her work as a veteran and an activist.

April 25, 2024

Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Black Women in the Fight for Pay Equity, and more

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On this week's episode we acknowledged April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month and we were led in discussion by CWA's Micki Siegal De Hernandez on Worker Memorial Day. We also paid our respects to the late Clara Caldwell and honored her for her contributions to the labor movement. Human Rights committee member Reggie Pierre Louis was spotlighted for his continued activism in District 1. The show wrapped with a conversation surrounding black women in the fight for pay equity and movement building, citing instances from the Atlanta Washerwoman movement in the newly freed south.

April 18, 2024

Putting Action Behind Activism and Staying Active After Retirement

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On this week's episode we spotlighted CWA activist Lee Larkin. We discussed the importance of solidarity in the labor movement, putting action behind activism, and staying active after retirement with our guest Bonnie Mathias.

April 11, 2024

The Meaning of Unionism; National Human Rights Committee Members; the Importance of Bargaining

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In this week's episode, we discussed the true meaning of unionism and honored National Human Rights Committee members Errol Minor and Reginald Small. We were also joined by District 9 local presidents Mark Bautista and Dakota Knoppel to have an in-depth conversation about bargaining and its importance from different perspectives.

March 13, 2024

The Extraordinary Power of Working Women

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