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The Valley Labor Report

Jacob Morrison and Adam Keller

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The Valley Labor Report is a weekly talk radio show from Huntsville Alabama hosted by Jacob Morrison and Adam Keller. We focus on organized labor, worker, civil and human rights. The show airs live every Saturday from 9:30AM – 11AM on both YouTube and WVNN Huntsville, 92.5 FM, on Saturdays at 5:00 AM on WHIV New Orleans, 102.3 FM, and on Tuesdays at 5:00 PM on WZZA Muscle Shoals, 1410 AM, and as a widely available podcast. We cover local, state, and national news for workers, by workers. The ...
 
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We have an announcement! PLUS, education is under attack on multiple fronts - we talk about a few with Dr. Lois Weiner. The Alabama paper mill lockout comes to an end. ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the only union talk radio show in Alabama, elevating struggles for justice and fairness on the job, educating folks about how they can do the sam…
 
Jacob interviews Adam Keller in the style of the Working People Podcast, reviewing his life, jobs, dreams, struggles, and hopes for the future and this project. ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the only union talk radio show in Alabama, elevating struggles for justice and fairness on the job, educating folks about how they can do the same, and …
 
We talk to Ryan Cave from the US Football Players Association, analyze Jordan Peterson's advice for a raise, and react to Candace Owens attacking Amazon workers. ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the only union talk radio show in Alabama, elevating struggles for justice and fairness on the job, educating folks about how they can do the same, and…
 
We talk to AFGE Policy Director Jacqueline Simon about the SHOW UP Act. We have updates on domestic workers, Pre-K in Alabama, and the Madison City Council. ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the only union talk radio show in Alabama, elevating struggles for justice and fairness on the job, educating folks about how they can do the same, and brin…
 
We take a look at Steven Crowder's "slave contract" with David Story, who has negotiated union contracts in the past. ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the only union talk radio show in Alabama, elevating struggles for justice and fairness on the job, educating folks about how they can do the same, and bringing relevant news to workers in Alabam…
 
We talk to one of the researchers involved in a new study about the effects of repealing the prevailing wage. Some good news for immigrant workers. AND MORE ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the only union talk radio show in Alabama, elevating struggles for justice and fairness on the job, educating folks about how they can do the same, and brin…
 
✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the only union talk radio show in Alabama, elevating struggles for justice and fairness on the job, educating folks about how they can do the same, and bringing relevant news to workers in Alabama and beyond. Our single largest source of revenue *is our listeners* so your support really matters and helps us stay…
 
The GOP US House is quickly revealing their distaste for working folks - we talk about that. A Huntsville construction worker has died on the job, a local reporter is asking for tips. Montgomery ramp worker who died has been ID'd - the union has set up a fundraiser for the three children she leaves behind. ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the o…
 
We discuss the Damar Hamlin situation, interview a local activist, and respond to viewer comments. ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the only union talk radio show in Alabama, elevating struggles for justice and fairness on the job, educating folks about how they can do the same, and bringing relevant news to workers in Alabama and beyond. Our s…
 
Updates on the paper mill lockout. Politicians are trying to privatize Medicare. AND MORE ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the only union talk radio show in Alabama, elevating struggles for justice and fairness on the job, educating folks about how they can do the same, and bringing relevant news to workers in Alabama and beyond. Our single lar…
 
No guest in OT this week, but a wild clip from Mark Walsh. We also expand on a discussion by Sam Seder about conservatives in unions and whether it's worth it for Democrats to help them (yes), AND MORE ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the only union talk radio show in Alabama, elevating struggles for justice and fairness on the job, educating f…
 
We get the latest on the coal miner's strike from the union's secretary-treasurer. Good news on the NLRB, though it could be better. Republicans attack workers while Democrats stand by. AND MORE! ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the only union talk radio show in Alabama, elevating struggles for justice and fairness on the job, educating folks a…
 
Ahmed White talks to us about the defeat of mass picketing in the United States, and we several other BEST OF clips. Enjoy! ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the only union talk radio show in Alabama, elevating struggles for justice and fairness on the job, educating folks about how they can do the same, and bringing relevant news to workers in …
 
We replay our interview with Robin DG Kelley about black radical organizing in Alabama, and several other older clips from the archives. Enjoy! ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the only union talk radio show in Alabama, elevating struggles for justice and fairness on the job, educating folks about how they can do the same, and bringing relevant…
 
In our FIRST EVER best of episode, we highlight our interview with Jake Grumbach about the effect of union membership on racism among members. We also play a clip from our Unions 101 panel, take a look back at when the news first broke about child labor in Alabama, and more. ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the only union talk radio show in Ala…
 
Reuters dropped another big report on child labor in Alabama, doubling the number of confirmed factories that the practice was taking place in. ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the only union talk radio show in Alabama, elevating struggles for justice and fairness on the job, educating folks about how they can do the same, and bringing relevant…
 
Cathie McQuiston, AFGE DEeputy General Counsel, joins to talk about their recent win at the Department of Education. David Dayen, Executive Editor of the American Prospect joins to discuss the coming attacks on social security. ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the only union talk radio show in Alabama, elevating struggles for justice and fairne…
 
We talk to railroader Matt Weaver about the fallout, next steps, and lessons learned from the rail dispute. ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the only union talk radio show in Alabama, elevating struggles for justice and fairness on the job, educating folks about how they can do the same, and bringing relevant news to workers in Alabama and beyo…
 
We talk to a leader of AFGE's SSA unions about social security underfunding. Harvey J Kaye and Alan Minsky join to discuss an economic bill of rights. ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the only union talk radio show in Alabama, elevating struggles for justice and fairness on the job, educating folks about how they can do the same, and bringing r…
 
Phoenix Dukes and Sherrod Smith are local bosses who own a lawn care business and some other enterprises including a podcast called "No Excuses" where they extoll the virtues of hard work, being someone else's boss, etc. We had a wide ranging discussion about our differing views and perspectives on the world. ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is th…
 
We have a wide ranging discussion with educator, AFT staffer, and former school board member Terri Michaels about the state of education in Alabama. ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the only union talk radio show in Alabama, elevating struggles for justice and fairness on the job, educating folks about how they can do the same, and bringing rel…
 
In this pretaped episode, we cover Biden's caping for rail barons right after the news broke. ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the only union talk radio show in Alabama, elevating struggles for justice and fairness on the job, educating folks about how they can do the same, and bringing relevant news to workers in Alabama and beyond. Our single…
 
We continue our conversation with Railroad Workers United Steering Committee Member Paul Lindsay and he makes the case for nationalization of the rails. Haeden Wright talks to us about her successful lesson on Caesar Chavez in her rural Alabama classroom. ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the only union talk radio show in Alabama, elevating stru…
 
Tuberville is lecturing Alabamians again. A republican state senator wants your child to go without healthcare. We talk to a railroader about the strike being back on the table. ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the only union talk radio show in Alabama, elevating struggles for justice and fairness on the job, educating folks about how they can …
 
In OVERTIME, we talk to Norwegian journalist Mathias Hammer about Labor in Norway and his recent reporting on the US. ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the only union talk radio show in Alabama, elevating struggles for justice and fairness on the job, educating folks about how they can do the same, and bringing relevant news to workers in Alabam…
 
For national apprenticeship week, Casey Thomas, recent graduate of the Ironworkers Local 477 apprenticeship program, talks to us about what the program has done for him. Artur Davis talks to us about discrimination cases he has against Hyundai. ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the only union talk radio show in Alabama, elevating struggles for j…
 
In OVERTIME, Connor Lewis joins to talk about Labor's electoral strength in PA. ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the only union talk radio show in Alabama, elevating struggles for justice and fairness on the job, educating folks about how they can do the same, and bringing relevant news to workers in Alabama and beyond. Our single largest sourc…
 
Randy Kelley, chair of the Alabama Democratic Party, joins to talk about what's next. ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the only union talk radio show in Alabama, elevating struggles for justice and fairness on the job, educating folks about how they can do the same, and bringing relevant news to workers in Alabama and beyond. Our single largest…
 
Mark Dudzic joins to talk about the history of the US Labor Party that formed in 1996. What lessons can we take from it? ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the only union talk radio show in Alabama, elevating struggles for justice and fairness on the job, educating folks about how they can do the same, and bringing relevant news to workers in Ala…
 
LOTS of guests today! First, we talk to Terri Gerstein about Republicans playacting as pro working class folks. Then we talk to Kermit Moore and Wes Trotterchaud about the fight to keep "right to work" OUT of the TN constitution. We round out the main show talking to Sarah Lazare about the NFIB pushing for more child labor. ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Lab…
 
Apoddlachia's Chuck Corra joins to talk about JD Vance. We discuss Democrats' poor performance in Alabama, and MORE in OVERTIME. ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the only union talk radio show in Alabama, elevating struggles for justice and fairness on the job, educating folks about how they can do the same, and bringing relevant news to worker…
 
LOTS of news to cover! Hyundai is running from responsibility, bosses are trying to push bad policy down Tennesseeans throats, the AEA has elections, AND MORE on today's show. ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the only union talk radio show in Alabama, elevating struggles for justice and fairness on the job, educating folks about how they can do…
 
We talk to Warren Tidwell about Hometown Action. ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the only union talk radio show in Alabama, elevating struggles for justice and fairness on the job, educating folks about how they can do the same, and bringing relevant news to workers in Alabama and beyond. Our single largest source of revenue *is our listeners*…
 
David sits in for Jake with Adam and talks union. ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the only union talk radio show in Alabama, elevating struggles for justice and fairness on the job, educating folks about how they can do the same, and bringing relevant news to workers in Alabama and beyond. Our single largest source of revenue *is our listeners…
 
We talk to folks facilitating panels and workshops at the Alabama Trouble Makers School. ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the only union talk radio show in Alabama, elevating struggles for justice and fairness on the job, educating folks about how they can do the same, and bringing relevant news to workers in Alabama and beyond. Our single larg…
 
Hyundai got some real penalties for using Alabama's children at one of their supplying plants. OSHA is investigating Amazon, and we talk to folks facilitating workshops and panels at Labor Notes. ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the only union talk radio show in Alabama, elevating struggles for justice and fairness on the job, educating folks a…
 
We talk to Jared Budlong, independent gubernatorial candidate in Alabama. ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the only union talk radio show in Alabama, elevating struggles for justice and fairness on the job, educating folks about how they can do the same, and bringing relevant news to workers in Alabama and beyond. Our single largest source of r…
 
Amazon warehouses are catching fire and Biden is (not really) legalizing weed. Zac Hyden joins Adam for a chat about his work and southern identity. ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the only union talk radio show in Alabama, elevating struggles for justice and fairness on the job, educating folks about how they can do the same, and bringing rel…
 
We talk to Joe Demanuelle-Hall about the Alabama Troublemakers school happening next week. Bobby Watson, USW Local President from Mahrt Mill talks about WestRock locking them out. AND MORE! ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the only union talk radio show in Alabama, elevating struggles for justice and fairness on the job, educating folks about h…
 
We talk to Will Boyd, candidate for US Senate in Alabama. ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the only union talk radio show in Alabama, elevating struggles for justice and fairness on the job, educating folks about how they can do the same, and bringing relevant news to workers in Alabama and beyond. Our single largest source of revenue *is our l…
 
Jacob went on a local right wing talk show to discuss his recent article in Jacobin. Ben Burgis, Jacobin columnist and debate bro, comes on stream to give his thoughts on Jake's performance. Tell us your thoughts! Should Jake continue going on the show? How did he do? Should we continue doing these analysis streams? YOU DECIDE! ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley…
 
AFGE represents thousands of VA employees - we talk to their communications director about why abolishing the VA is a bad idea. Damon Garcia joins to discuss his new book - "The God Who Riots," Kyle Kerns facilitates. ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the only union talk radio show in Alabama, elevating struggles for justice and fairness on the …
 
We provide an update on the Selma City workers dispute and get an update on the prison strike. Hadas Thier walks us through Inflation. AND MORE! ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the only union talk radio show in Alabama, elevating struggles for justice and fairness on the job, educating folks about how they can do the same, and bringing relevan…
 
We talk to Dave Jamieson, Huffington Post's Labor Reporter about union busting firm Littler Mendelson's Labor Day Report. Crunchyroll is union busting, we talk to Mel Buer about the Case New Holland strike, and more. ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the only union talk radio show in Alabama, elevating struggles for justice and fairness on the j…
 
Selma city workers are strike. Alabama prisoners are making plans to lay down their tools. Something's in the air and we're talking about it. ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the only union talk radio show in Alabama, elevating struggles for justice and fairness on the job, educating folks about how they can do the same, and bringing relevant n…
 
We cover Ted Cruz's "slacker barista" arc and the congressional hearing on union busting that Starbucks Workers United member Michelle Eisen participated in. ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the only union talk radio show in Alabama, elevating struggles for justice and fairness on the job, educating folks about how they can do the same, and bri…
 
We talk to candidate for Alabama State House District 43, Prince Cleveland. ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the only union talk radio show in Alabama, elevating struggles for justice and fairness on the job, educating folks about how they can do the same, and bringing relevant news to workers in Alabama and beyond. Our single largest source of…
 
Jonah Furman brings us the latest on the rail negotiations. A NNU member from the Tuscaloosa VA talks about issues they're having with staffing, and more. ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the only union talk radio show in Alabama, elevating struggles for justice and fairness on the job, educating folks about how they can do the same, and bringi…
 
We react to Matt Walsh saying teachers are lazy, take listener questions, and more. ✦ ABOUT ✦ The Valley Labor Report is the only union talk radio show in Alabama, elevating struggles for justice and fairness on the job, educating folks about how they can do the same, and bringing relevant news to workers in Alabama and beyond. Our single largest s…
 
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