Workers Rock Podcast

Workers Rock 6: Ep. 6 – The Federal Minimum Wage – It’s so low, it’s disturbing. (2024)

Today on Workers Rock (2024) we meet Jasmine Payne-Patterson of the Economic Policy Institute to discuss the USA Federal Minimum Wage, why it’s so low ($7.25), how it’s not moved one penny since 2009, what bill is in motion to bring it to $17.00 per hour—and what you can do about it. In this episode we find out what states

Workers Rock 5: Ep. 5 – UAW Strike – Local 1097 Leadership Weighs-In (2024)

Today, the Workers Rock Podcast is joined by Dan Maloney and Carmen Guzman, UAW 1097 (Rochester, NY) President and Financial Secretary, respectively.  In this episode, they discuss the weeks’ long UAW strike of 2023, why it happened, the outcome, and future of the trade in Rochester and internationally.  We also talk about how electric car production impacts their work, and

Workers Rock 4: Ep. 4 – The 4-Day Work Week

Workers Rock’s host Amorette Miller interviews Dr. Dale Whelehan (Dublin, Ireland), who is the CEO of 4 Day Week Global, an organization that helps companies/employers realize the benefits of the four-day-work week—a model that is sweeping the globe. Find out which state in the United States is leading the charge for the work model that will replace the 5-day work

Workers Rock 3: Ep. 3 – 1199 SEIU Rochester – The Strike – The Outcome

Workers Rock interviews 1199 SEIU leaders Tracey Harrison, Robin White and Elizabeth Davila who talk about their recent one day strike against employer University of Rochester, what they won and what this contract truly means.

Workers Rock 2: Ep. 2 – Transgender at Work

Today we interview three transgender advocates about their gender transition at work. Chloe Corcoran she/her/hers (Los Angeles), Patrick Pitoni he/him/his (Rochester, NY) and Penny Sterling she/her/hers (Rochester, NY) share advice on how organizations and society can better serve members of the trans community. They also make predictions on who will win the Super Bowl. Workers Rock is part of the

Workers Rock 1: Ep. 1 – Rochester News Guild – Contract Fight (Democrat & Chronicle)

Unionized Workers of the Democrat & Chronicle are in the midst of a protracted contract battle with their employer Gannett. Union leaders from the Rochester News Guild (News Guild of New York, CWA), Tracy Schuhmacher (Food & Drink Journalist), Justin Murphy (Education Journalist) & Gary Craig (Public Safety Journalist) join Workers Rock to talk about how this came to be,

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