Dean Summers Returns to the show to tell us about his next swim for seafarers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Adrienne Smith, CLC Regional Facilitator, joins the show and completes the B.C. labour podcast hat trick.
Labournauts Podcast host Carlos Carvalho takes over and takes with Brian Lalli and Geoff Stephens of the BCFMWU.
Mike sits down with UFCW organizer Gabriel Bako and UFCW member and Ontario Federation of Labour VP Pablo Godoy.
Live from the CLC Young Workers Summit, Mike, Harv, and Julian talk with Mohammad Ali, The Socialist Vocalist. Emcee, poet, author, activist, good dude.
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.
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.
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.
Our new best friends Geir Ore Gjelsuik (Norwegian Transport Federation) and Herdis Eide (Idustrai Energi) from Norway discuss their unions and their struggles.
We talk with Lars Turner of the Masters Mates and Pilots Union about cabotage and the Jones Act.
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.