The YALLcast

The YALLcast

A podcast that looks at Young Active Labor Leaders in the great state of Texas. In partnership with the Texas AFL-CIO. We take a close look at the next generation of union leadership.

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June 16, 2022 63 min

On this week's episode of the YALLcast we talk to Unite Here's Austin organizer Alieen Bazan. She tells us about growing up in the valley, struggling, and having to work multiple jobs. She talks about her time at the University of Texas at Austin. Then we talk about how she got involved in Unite Here and organizing airport and hotel works. 

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On this week's episode of the YALLcast we have a good friend of mine Ryan Pollock. Ryan tells us about how he got into the labor movement and made changes from the inside. I really enjoyed this episode because his story flows so well. Ryan talks about his time in the open shops, how he grew into the labor movement, and how he is changing policy now. 

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June 2, 2022 83 min

It June and that means Pride! and we are so excited to have the national director of Pride At Work, Jerame Davis. Jerame talks about how he got into the labor movement and why LBGTQ rights are important to him. We dive in to his amazing backstory and his fight. Then we discuss current hot button national issues such as trans-sports and the supreme court, and to wrap it up we finish by having an amazing lighting round.

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May 26, 2022 52 min

This weeks episode we have a great member of the Texas AFL-CIO team, Amber Jones. Amber came to us a summer intern and they liked her to much they hired her as a staff member! We talk about what it's like working at the AFL-CIO, and how it changed her outlook on politics. We also talk about her new endeavor in going to grad school!  

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May 19, 2022 52 min

And we are back! This week we talk to Texas AFL-CIO's Digital Media guru, Madison White. Madison talks about her early career and community organizing. We talked about how different types of social media cater to different members and how we change our message to focus on those members. 

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February 4, 2022 71 min

On this week's episode, We talk to San Antiono's Alliance's President, Alejandra Lopez. Alejandra tells about her story and her journey. Ms. Lopez teaches about what the alliance is all about. 

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January 24, 2022 66 min

On this week's episode of the YALLCast, We talk to CWA 6132 Head Stewart Steve McNulty. Steve was part of putting together the 1st YALL convention. He has served as VP of his local, Delegate of his CLC, as well as Executive board and Trustee of his local CLC. Steve is also the head of his local's cope board.

We talk about his time in Chicago, learning about government in Italy, and what it means to be on the executive boar...

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January 14, 2022 62 min

HAPPY FRIDAY! On this episode of our podcast, we visit with Amanda Cavazos Weems. Co-chair of YALL-Austin and organizer with the Texas State Employees Union. We talk about her early years as a lifeguard in Austin, and how that turned into a campaign to push the parks department to raise temporary workers pay to the same level the rest of the parks department and the subsequent union drive that followed. After we talk about her amaz...

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January 7, 2022 61 min

Welcome back! On this episode we head south to Houston and talk to Rob Block. Rob is a Firefighter with IAFF. We talk about his time as a community organizer and how he got into firefighting. We talk about the balance of work time and effort. Rob teaches us about what it is like to work only 9 days a month.

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December 24, 2021 77 min

On this episode we visit with the United Association's finest Travis Cantwell. We talk about his journey into HVAC service. We talk about starting YALL and growing it into what it is today. We talk about other up and coming young labor groups around the nation, and we talk about the role mentorship has in the building trades.

This podcast is now available on Apple podcast and Google podcast.

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December 17, 2021 65 min

In this Episode, we talk to Marilyn Davis with IATSE. We discuss her work as a stagehand and audio engineer. We talk about World War II Vampire Ballerina's and the Black Keys. We talk about racial discrimination and food insecurities and ways we can help out in our communities. 

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December 10, 2021 55 min

On our 1st episode we sit down with our state chair, Angi DeFelippo, and talk about her time in Houston's Airport, Salting, Organizing top secret auto workers, soggy chicken, and birthday cake. We take a moment to highlight the struggle of steelworkers in Beaumont, Texas. 

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