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Canarycast - Episode 4: We Make Customer Service in America Too
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown interviews call center workers and Ohio natives, Linda Bradley, Marvin Thompson, and Renee Rouser, about what it means to work in an industry that has become extremely vulnerable to outsourcing. Linda, Marvin, and Renee – all members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) union – debunk the preconceived notions of what it means to be a call center worker.
|Jun 01, 2018|
Canarycast – Episode 3: When Workers have a Seat at the Table, Everyone Prospers
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown interviews Lee Saunders, President of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), and Jeana Campolo, an Ohio AFSCME worker, about the importance of workers having a seat at the table and a voice in the decisions that are made about their lives and their work. They discuss the Supreme Court case Janus vs. AFSCME, which is the latest attempt to chip away at workers’ power in the workplace. If the Supreme Court rules against the union in this case, it will limit workers’ freedom to organize and to advocate for themselves.
|Mar 05, 2018|
Canarycast – Episode 2: “Don’t Take What We Earned”
In his second episode of Canarycast, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown speaks about the importance of retirement security. He interviews Mike Walden, President of the National United Committee to Protect Pensions, and Rita Lewis, the widow of a southwest Ohio Teamster, who has continued her late husband’s fight for the retirement security workers earned.
|Dec 18, 2017|
Canarycast – Episode 1: Nobody’s Rust Belt
In his first episode of Canarycast, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown interviews 3 workers from the Whirlpool Plant in Clyde, Ohio, about their modern manufacturing jobs. Whirlpool was in DC to argue a case before the International Trade Commission, where Sherrod testified on their behalf.
|Oct 02, 2017|