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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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Apr 28, 2017

Dan, Steph, Sunny, sit and talk with Ravi Kahlon from the the NDP, and some how retired ILWU Canada President Mark Gordienko gets  few words in. We talk to Ravi about his history, and how the NDP plans to make the province a better place for working people, and how they plan to undue the damage created by a reckless Preimier.

Apr 24, 2017

We sit down with 2 representatives of the ITF Young Workers Committee. Andrew Dinaala of SATAWU in South Africa, and Preeti Singh of the AIRF in India.

Apr 20, 2017

While at the ITF Young Workers Conference in Buenos Aires, we met with Steve French of Keele University. Steve gives us a scary crash course in economics, trade deals and how it applies to trade unions.

Apr 17, 2017

Part 3 from Buenos Aries. When the conference was split into woking groups by continental regions we realized that the North American and Caribbean groups were small, So we made a new continent, Caribinadia! Here is the conversations we had with Torian Morrissey form the BWU in Bermuda with Serena Brown from the BWU in Barbados, then we talked with Phelina Wilson from the NWU in St. Lucia

Apr 16, 2017

Dean Summers Returns to the show to tell us about his next swim for seafarers.

Apr 14, 2017

More conversations from the ITF Young Workers Conference in Buenos Aries. This was the first time we used the help of translators so we could speak with some guests who's english wasn't the best. First was Dario Miranda and Brian Latrille from La Franteridad, then we spoke with Ousseynou Badji from the dockers union in Senegal with the help from Paulin lacheze of the ITF, then last was Herrera Bruno from SITPETRANSO in Peru with help from Heder Santana form the ITF.

Apr 12, 2017

Part one from Buenos Aires Argentina is a mashup of conversations with some of the iTF Young Workers Conference. First is Danny Cain and Dane Barringer of the MUA, then Pieter Mechele of ACV-TRANSCOM in Belgium, Gustaf Geijerstam from NSU in Norway, with James Stevens of UNITE in Great Britain, lastly we got Anthony Curly also from UNITE.

Mar 17, 2017

CUPE 1004 President Andrew Ledger joins the table with Mike, as well as Jason woods, Steph, Brian Skiffington and Rob Ashton makes a appearance. We talk shop about labour standing up and fighting back. We close the show on a bit of a down note, but we pay tribute to a member Andrew lost almost one year ago.

Feb 26, 2017

The DockHands?......Enough with the crossovers already.

Paddy Crumlin, General Secretary of the Maritime Union of Australia and President of the International Transport Workers Federation joins The docker team, as well as Ryan Brazeau from the new Deck Hands Podcast and the Inland Boatman's Union, as well as Zack Pattin from ILWU 23. After a long morning of marching the streets of Vancouver we talk about challenges facing transport workers, and all workers world wide.

Feb 1, 2017

WTF is a DockerNaut???..... Carlos Corvalho from the Labournauts podcast joins Dan. They sit wIth Sgt. Dave Smith of the RCMP and talk about the role he plays being the middle man between organized labour and the police in this province.

Jan 22, 2017

BC Federation of Labour Young Workers Committee Chair and Co-Chair, Caitlin Davidson-King and Kyle Knapton join Dan at home for a BS session, a couple winter ales and a bowl of M+M's.

Jan 12, 2017

Steph sits down with Jodi Evans ITF women transport Workers
equality officers, returning podcast guest Monique Verbeek ITF women's rep, Angela Talic from ILWULocal 500, and Joulene Parent
Executive member local 500.

Dec 15, 2016

 Steelmegaphone, The Docker and Labournauts join forces in front of a packed house at the BCFED Convention. We discuss the origins of our podcasts, best and worsts and a "Dog shit of the week" contest.  We finish off with a beer fuelled Q+A with the lively crowd.

Dec 14, 2016

 Nigel Venes and Rico Tortolano from the ITF joins live from the ITF Young Dockers meeting in Manila. We discuss the role young dockers play now and in the future.

Dec 5, 2016

We sit down and talk with Hasan Ozer from Bremerhaven Germany and the dockers union VERDI and Nick Rogocki from London Gateway and Unite The Union. 

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. 

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