We The UnionJul 14, 2023
We The Union Episode 17 | Carla Jones
Carla Jones has been with the City of Los Angeles for 38 years. She became active with the union in 2016 and has put a lot of time and effort into making the City a better place to work. Learn more about Carla on episode 17 of We The Union.
We The Union Episode 16 | Cher Mason
Cher Mason is one of the fiercest union members and activists there is. She has been a member of AFSCME Local 575 for 20+ years and has helped her Local achieve massive wins throughout that time. Now, Cher is retiring from her job at LA County Superior Courts but will continue being a union leader and activist. Learn more about AFSCME Local 575 President Cher Mason in episode 16 of We The Union.
We The Union Episode 15 | Sean Rivas
Sean Rivas is an advocate. He has dedicated his time to helping those in his community that need it the most. Whether it is the unhoused individuals that he interacts with at the LA City Recreation & Park center he works at or the kids he sees while working for LAUSD, Sean tries to make a difference in the lives of the people he interacts with. He continues his advocacy work as the Chair of the Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley. Learn more about AFSCME Local 741 leader Sean Rivas in episode 15 of We The Union.
We The Union - Episode 14 | The Grievance Process
On episode 14 of We the Union, we go over the grievance process, which is a very important tool that Unions use to hold employers accountable.
We The Union - Episode 13 (Starbucks & Amazon)
On episode 13, we dive into the massive organizing drives happening at Amazon and Starbucks.
We The Union - Episode 12 (Women's History Month)
In this episode, We The Union host Daisha talks about the history of women in the labor movement.
We The Union - Episode 11
On this episode of We The Union, I discuss Hispanic Heritage Month with Local 2076 member Jose Balderas. Enjoy!
We The Union - Episode 10
In episode 10, I interview Mike Sukal, who works for AFSCME International as the Director of Organizing and Field Services. We discuss organizing during a pandemic, as well as major labor stories like the unionizing effort at Amazon.
We The Union - Episode 9
May is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month so for episode 9, I discuss the contributions of the AAPI community to the Labor Movement and Unions with Emmelle Israel.
We The Union - Episode 8
May is Mental Health Awareness Month! To bring more awareness to the importance of mental health, I have a deep discussion with Jordan Vix, who is a licensed clinical social worker and a member of AFSCME Local 2712. You can find her artwork at https://jdunyasha.myportfolio.com/ or on Instagram @jdunyasha23
We The Union - Episode 7
On this episode, I speak with two former Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAAJ) employees. We discuss the organizing efforts at AAAJ, the unfair labor practice charges they filed, and their recent settlement.
We The Union - Episode 6
For Social Workers' Appreciation Month, I interview a panel of our members who are social workers and work for Los Angeles County.
We The Union - Episode 5
On episode 5, I interview Reverend James Lawson who is a long time Labor and Civil Rights activist and Council 36 Business Rep. & Vice-President of the National Action Network Lori Condinus. Happy Black History Month!
We The Union - Episode 4
On this episode, I interview Leticia Munguia who is campaigning to represent California's 79th State Assembly district. Tune in to hear her platform and how she plans to help working families. *Apologies for the audio issues*
We The Union - Episode 3
On episode 3, I introduce our new segment the "Union Corner" and I discuss immigration and the labor movement with AFSCME Local 946 member Aiko Marcial Rivera. Enjoy!
We The Union - Episode 2
On Episode 2, Francisco Noyola from AFSCME Local 3624 joins the podcast to discuss his recent campaign for Hawaiian Gardens City Council.
We The Union - Episode 1
In this episode we discuss young people in the labor movement with our two interns Rachel and Sarah. Enjoy!