Written on:February 19, 2018
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What’s good, #1uu fam? Happy Presidents’ Day! It’s been a minute but we’re finally back. Did you miss us? I’m guessing that some of you might have been starting to think that Solidarity Radio was a one-and-done experiment. Well alas, as your faithful Union CEO, it is my distinct honor to prove the doubters wrong by welcoming you to SR Episode Two (Attack of the Clones). This installment of your favorite labor movement podcast was recorded a little less than two weeks ago. Ted James and Jay-Dao returned to the House of Jeezy Studios on Wednesday, February 7th to sail Union Underground’s flagship production back out to sea. During this episode, Jay-Dao and Ted James chop it up about Super Bowl LII, T-Mobile’s diversity Super Bowl ad, fake news, partisan politics in the era of Trump, and Election 2018. Later in the proceedings, our dynamic duo talk about impending attacks on organized labor, building a Labor Movement that can makes moves with Netflix money, and new paradigms for organizing workers. Finally, our hosts wrap up with some fun, lighthearted rapid-fire questions. I’mma let you start the pod but before I do – since it’s Presidents’ Day, I’ll leave you first with a presidential quote about the American Labor Movement. Solidarity Radio Forever! ✊

 

The American Labor Movement has consistently demonstrated its devotion to the public interest. It is, and has been, good for all America.

– John F. Kennedy+++

 


 

 

 

© 2018 Union Underground Productions / Hosted by Ted James & Jay-Dao / Mixed by Ted James / Recorded at The House of Jeezy Studios on February 7th, 2018 / Theme Music: Jonny Danger – Underground Spark / Outro Music: Ted James – Solidarity Forever (feat. Jennifer James) / The views expressed on this podcast are the views of Ted James and Jay Dao alone. They should not be seen as reflecting the views of any labor organization or union.


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