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ILWU Local 502 presents, The Docker Podcast! Labor related news and discussions. ***ALL OPINIONS EXPRESSED ARE THE OPINIONS OF THE INDIVIDUALS AND DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT ANY OFFICIAL OPINION OF THE ILWU, ANY AFFILIATED LOCALS, OR ANY OF ITS OFFICERS. ALL UNION BRANDING IS USED WITH PERMISSION***
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Nov 30, 2016

First of 3 parts from Manila. We talk with Naghulan Sivaguru from UNEPASS in Malaysia. Then we talk with the brothers Lezzer Abril, Fernando Malltanong JR, Bernie Bernardo, and Gilbert Mahayvat from the AWU in Manila. Fun conversations with young dockers from all over the globe.

Nov 25, 2016

We are joined on the phone with Wol-san Liem, Director of International Affairs for the Korean Federation of Public Service and Transportation Union (KPTU). She gives us some insight and front line accounts of the anti union and anti labour reform imposed from the S. Korean government.

Nov 9, 2016

Mike talked with UNITW HERE Local 75 member Suleman Basharant about organizing the Trump Hotel in Toronto. Then the microphones are passed around to Matt Nurse, Rishi Sharna, Kim Abis, Mustafa Abdi and Melissa Sobers, and we hear about their unions, communities, and struggles.

Nov 7, 2016

Adrienne Smith, CLC Regional Facilitator, joins the show and completes the B.C. labour podcast hat trick.

Nov 6, 2016

Labournauts Podcast host Carlos Carvalho takes over and takes with Brian Lalli and Geoff Stephens of the BCFMWU.

Nov 2, 2016

Mike sits down with UFCW organizer Gabriel Bako and UFCW member and Ontario Federation of Labour VP Pablo Godoy.

Oct 30, 2016

Live from the CLC Young Workers Summit, Mike, Harv, and Julian talk with Mohammad Ali, The Socialist Vocalist. Emcee, poet, author, activist, good dude.

Oct 29, 2016

Mike Scopazzo's first solo effort and he sits down for three great discussions. First Adriana Alveraz form the Fight for $15 Chicago. Second was with Sandy Hudson founder of Black Lives Matter Toronto. Third was with Bilan Arte, National Chairperson of the Federation of Students.

Oct 12, 2016

A great way to wrap up in Montreal. We were joined by all three ITF inspectors in Canada. Peter Lahay (ILWU 400), Karl Risser (Unifor) and Vince Giannopoulos (SIU) talk about their beginnings, challenges and proud moments as ITF inspectors. 

Oct 7, 2016

This was something special. Recorded as part of a presentation at the ITF Maritime Roundtable, Peter Lahay sets the stage by taking about the FOC (flag of convenience) campaign, then brother Shwe Aung shares his story. A inspiring journey from Burmese seafarer to ITF inspector in Texas.

Oct 6, 2016

Our new best friends Geir Ore Gjelsuik (Norwegian Transport Federation) and Herdis Eide (Idustrai Energi) from Norway discuss their unions and their struggles.

Sep 26, 2016

We talk with Lars Turner of the Masters Mates and Pilots Union about cabotage and the Jones Act.

Sep 24, 2016

We got a chance to have a short but fun catch up with Steve Todd of RMT in England and retired ILWU Canada President Mark Gordienko.

Sep 24, 2016

Shawna Walsh 2nd Vice President of the BCFMWU joins us to talk about CETA and young workers.

Sep 22, 2016

Live from the ITF Maritime Roundtable! We recored a live episode as part of fringe session presentation about the young workers movement in the ILWU Canada called "The Evolution of Our Movement"

Sep 21, 2016

First show form the maritime round table in Montreal we talk with Viktors Panasjuks of the WATER TRANSPORT FEDERATIVE UNION OF LAVIA, and Macik Konopuk, organizer for NAZZ SOLIDIAROSE POLAND.

Sep 19, 2016

This is something special. Steph and part time sudo host Zack Pattin got a chance to talk with the who's who of labour history on the west coast. Gene Vrana, Ron Magden, Harvey Shwartz, and Connor Casey all take us to school. ILWU 19 Brother Leith Kahl caps it off with something special at the end. 

Sep 18, 2016

Dan and Steph talk with Mike Jagielski, ILWU Local 23 pensioner and Tom Dufresne, ILWU 500 pensioner. We discuss the importance of the relationship between the young workers and the pensioners going forward in the ILWU.

Sep 16, 2016

Live from the Pacific Coast Pensioners Associations Conference! Dan and Steph have a conversations with Zack Pattin of ILWU 23 and Kyle Mcginn from the MUA about the future of the maritime youth movement.

Sep 1, 2016

We got a chance to sit down with CUPW Vancouver President Jennifer Savage to talk about the struggle, bargaining and the potential new deal.

Aug 27, 2016

This episode begins with speeches given on the picket line by David Black, Graeme Johnson, Irene Lazinger, Terry Engler and Rob Ashton. We then have a conversation with David Black, president of MoveUp and Janice Ford. We wrap up with returning presidents Rob Ashton (ILWU) and Graeme Johnston (BCFMWU).

Jul 27, 2016

This morning we went to show our support for the good people at MoveUp. We spoke with Ryan Hamer from MoveUP local 378, and Donna Forscutt and Allen Towers on Unifor 888, as we try to cast some light on a bit of a confusing situation with the BC Nurses Union.

Jul 20, 2016

On July 8 ILWU Local 502 hosted the first ever "Taking it to the Streets" 4 on 4 ball hockey tournament  in support of the Surrey Food Bank . Steph and Dan found some time on that day to talk with BCFMWU president Graeme Johnson and secretary treasurer Brian Lalli. We had a quick conversation about the trash talk leading up to the event as well as some history and news from the BCFMWU before we all had to get back to the games.

Jun 14, 2016

We went down to Tacoma for a "Passing the torch" education event put on by Local 23 Young Workers, and Pensioners committees. We then had a chance to sit down with Brian Skiffington, Zack Pattin, and Local 23 president Dean McGrath, and talk about the ILWU's 10 guiding principals....................This episode could really be called "Zack drops Knowledge bombs", but i don't think he would like that.

Jun 4, 2016

After a year of asking to come on the show we finally have time for recently retired ILWU Canada president Mark Gordienko. He joins us to talk about his tenure as president and trustee and shares some stories as a rank and file member. Thank you for your lessons, your insight and your 44 years of service to the ILWU, Mark!

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