Follow us:
Find Thousands of Podcast Partners
Podcast Image

Solidarity Works

Welcome to Solidarity Works, a podcast from the United Steelworkers (USW) union. We’re here to have conversations and start conversations about the past, present, and future of the labor movement, as well as talk about the work the union is doing, with USW activists leading the way. Listen to us here or on your favorite podcast streaming service, like Spotify, Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts, and more.

Last Episode Date: 24 April 2024

Total Episodes: 55

Podcast Interviews
Affiliate and Join Ventures
Promo Swaps
Feed swaps
Guest/Interview swaps
Advertising and Sponsors
Affiliate and JVs
Paid Interviews
Products, Services or Events
24 April 2024
Health and Safety Wins in Washington

More than 80 years ago, U.S. Labor Secretary Frances Perkins identified silica dust as a deadly hazard. Finally, this past April 16, MSHA, through the Department of Labor, issued a final rule reducing silica dust exposure to better protect America’s miners. The Occupationa...

24 min
27 March 2024
The Future of Solidarity: Next Gen Activists Take the Lead

The USW’s Next Gen program saw its humble yet historic beginnings in a resolution at the International union’s Constitutional Convention in 2011. It endorsed the training and development of younger Steelworker activists to take on increasingly greater roles in their loca...

16 min
28 February 2024
Tackling Two-Tier: Workers Unite and Dismantle Divisive Wage Systems

When late International President Tom Conway took the helm of the USW in July 2019, he made a promise that his administration would work to reduce or eliminate tiered wage and benefit systems in union contracts. Many USW locals have heeded late President Conway’s call and ...

18 min
31 January 2024
Saving Maxo Vanka: USW Members Preserve Historic Murals

When Croatian painter and immigrant Maxo Vanka first visited Pittsburgh in 1935, he fell in love with the steel town and developed a friendship with Father Albert Zagar of the St. Nicholas Croatian Church in Millvale. Zagar longed for color on his church’s plain walls, b...

17 min
29 November 2023
Union-Made Holidays

Members of the USW across the U.S. and Canada make the highest quality products in their industries, from Bulleit Bourbon distilled in Kentucky and All-Clad cookware handcrafted in Pennsylvania to clothing spun in Portland, Maine, at American Roots and Custom Foam pillows fa...

26 min
25 October 2023
We're Made for This: USW Members Serving in Local Politics

Check out the latest episode of Solidarity Works to hear from two USW members who have stepped up to run for office in their communities. You’ll hear about what inspired them to make these moves and why union members are uniquely equipped to serve in local government to be...

15 min
2 October 2023
America's Nuclear Legacy: Cleaning Up the Past, Powering the Future

Members of the United Steelworkers union are known for being masters of production. On top of creation, we also help repair damage done in the past to ensure our communities can thrive in the future. We do this by cleaning up toxic nuclear sites to protect local residents an...

20 min
30 August 2023
Organizing the South: Why It Matters and How We Do It

This May, members at electric bus manufacturer Blue Bird in Georgia voted to join the USW. Then, in August, members at Kumho Tire, also in middle Georgia, ratified their first contract after a years-long battle to have their voices heard. Check out the latest USW podcast epi...

25 min
26 July 2023
Taking Charge: Health Care Workers Seize Their Safety

This week, nearly 200 USW members who work in the vast and diverse health care sector are gathering in Pittsburgh for their first Health Care Workers Council Conference since 2018. A lot has changed in the industry over these past five years, not only due to the COVID-19 pan...

24 min
28 June 2023
Unionism on Turtle Island: Indigenous Peoples and the Fight for Reconciliation

For this episode of Solidarity Works, we’re talking with two USW members who are currently serving as Indigenous Engagement Coordinators for the union’s District 3 and 6 in Canada. Listen to learn about how they’ve been reconnecting to their Indigenous roots and how lo...

26 min
Contact Us
Discover New Podcast Partnerships

Subscribe To Our Weekly Newsletter

Get notified about new partnerships

Enter your name and email For Gifts, Deals and Prizes