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Written on:July 1, 2018
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Greetings, loyal #1uu listeners. I wish we were reconvening under happier circumstances but, given the setback of last Wednesday, it is as important a time as ever to be continuing our on-going conversation about building the labor movement. Obviously, the setback I’m referring to is the United States Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in favor of weakening unions and our movement by striking down public sector “fair share” fees with Wednesday’s Janus V. AFSCME decision. This decision is not just a blow to organized labor but, more broadly, a blow to every working family across America as this weakening of the labor movement will undoubtedly exacerbate our country’s income and wealth inequality crisis. Even though this has been a depressing week, as your devoted Union CEO, it is my duty to replace despair with hope by reminding you that when we are under attack, we stand up and fight back. To that end, it is my honor to welcome you to SR Episode Three (Revenge of the Koch Brother…err…Sith). This installment was recorded at the House of Jeezy Studios on Wednesday, June 20th – one week before the Janus decision was issued by SCOTUS. Nevertheless, because the Janus decision was anticipated, Ted James and Jay-Dao provide a complete breakdown of the case and its implications. Later in the proceedings, our dynamic duo talk about Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains and its despicable attempt to petition Donald J. Trump’s Labor Department to help them bust their employees’ legally-formed union. Next, the Union Underground imprint’s second video, District 7 Is CWA Strong is revealed and we get an update on Jay-Dao’s efforts to become the real-life version of me, The Union CEO. Finally, our hosts wrap up with another round of fun, lighthearted rapid-fire questions. My hope is that you will find our third installment of the pod informative and inspiring. Remember, don’t mourn. Organize! Also, never forget the important (albeit fictional) quote from longtime friend of the pod, Edgar Alan Poe that we’ve posted below:

 

THE STATE OF THE UNIONS IS STRONG 💪

– Edgar Allan Poe+++

 

As always, Solidarity Radio Forever ✊ #JANUSvsAFSCME #RepealTheAppeal #1uu

 


 

 

 

© 2018 Union Underground Productions / Hosted by Ted James & Jay-Dao / Mixed by Ted James / Recorded at The House of Jeezy Studios on June 20th, 2018 / Theme Music: Jonny Danger – Underground Spark / Outro Music: Ted James – Strong Will Continue / Outro music contains parts of a recording of “Strong Will Continue” by Nas & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and is intended for fair use promotional purposes only / All quotes attributed to Edgar Allan Poe in this episode are satirical in nature / 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.


District 7 Is CWA Strong

Written on:June 27, 2018

    District 7 Is CWA Strong © 2018 Union Underground Productions Video Shot and Edited By: Ted James Music: Ted James – Strong Will Continue Stream or download the song here: https://tedjeezy.bandcamp.com/track/strong-will-continue Song contains portions of a recording of “Strong Will Continue” by Nas & Damian Marley. The use of this recording is intended for fair use promotional purposes only. This song and video are not for sale. Get…

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Ted James – Strong Will Continue

Written on:March 23, 2018

Union Underground by Ted James     Ted James – Strong Will Continue Intro: Ted James All we do is stay focused Looking straight forward at the challenge and beyond We feel the one percent pulling us down We’ve gotta keep pulling each other up We can’t get stuck We’ve gotta keep moving forward We’ve got places to go, y’all Let’s get it Chorus: Damian Marley When the armageddon’s dark…

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Solidarity Radio – Episode Two

Written on:February 19, 2018

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…

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Solidarity Radio – Episode One

Written on:September 4, 2017

Hey, everybody. Happy Labor Day and welcome to the inaugural episode of Solidarity Radio! As the Union CEO, it is my privilege to accept the assignment of posting Solidarity Radio to the blog. What is Solidarity Radio? I’m glad you asked. Solidarity Radio is a labor movement podcast hosted by Ted James and Jay-Dao. It is recorded in Denver, CO and is part of the Union Underground imprint. Our goals…

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Rock Against the TPP – Solidarity Forever

Written on:August 2, 2016

    Rock Against the TPP – Solidarity Forever Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO July 23rd, 2016 Performed By: Tom Morello, Anti-Flag, Flobots, Evangeline Lilly, Downtown Boys, Son of Nun, Evan Greer, and Taina Asili. I’m sharing footage of this performance that was shot by Union Underground to help in the fight to #StopTPP. I would like to thank all of the amazing Rock Against the TPP artists for…

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