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One Big Podcast

One Big Podcast

By Ypsi IWW
Join members of the Ypsilanti Industrial Workers of the World as they talk about the history of labor unions, how-to organize your workplace and other anti-capitalist concepts. Let's have fun building a better world.
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A Look Back and A Look Forward
  We're back! It's the first episode of the year and we are taking a look back at what we did as a branch in the last year, as well as take a look at what we hope to do in the coming year. Lots of exciting stuff coming!   If you want to be a part of that future and join in the one big union, or just have questions for us about organizing your workplace, reach out at ypsilanti@iww.com and remember, an injury to one is an injury to all. Enjoy!
36:25
January 16, 2022
Solidarity with Other Unions on Strike (Plus Scary Work Stories)
  There are a lot of strikes happening right now across a lot of different unions. Today we explore how and why we should help. Plus we share our scary work stories!  If you want to be a part of that future and join in the one big union, or just have questions for us about organizing your workplace, reach out at ypsilanti@iww.com and remember, an injury to one is an injury to all. Enjoy!
34:41
November 12, 2021
Target Workers United
  On this episode of the One Big Podcast, we talk with FW Andrew of Target Workers United about their efforts to organize all the redshirts of Target. We talk about past wins, their possible future as an IU in the IWW and Jason gets in a joke from his favorite comedian. Enjoy!   If you want to be a part of that future and join in the one big union, or just have questions for us about organizing your workplace, reach out at ypsilanti@iww.com and remember, an injury to one is an injury to all. Enjoy! A link for their platform: https://targetworkersunite.com/target-worker-platform/
36:28
October 10, 2021
Organizing in Social Service Work
  In this episode, we talk with FW Matt about the challenges of organizing in the social worker space. What is social work and what kind of demands do they need to have better lives? All that and more!   If you want to be a part of that future and join in the one big union, or just have questions for us about organizing your workplace, reach out at ypsilanti@iww.com and remember, an injury to one is an injury to all. Enjoy!
45:33
September 14, 2021
A Talk About The GEB Recall
 This month we tackle the big subject of the controversy around the GEB recall petition. It's a doozy, so buckle in. See you at Convention!  If you want to be a part of that future and join in the one big union, or just have questions for us about organizing your workplace, reach out at ypsilanti@iww.com and remember, an injury to one is an injury to all. Enjoy!
01:08:56
August 09, 2021
Mutual Aid and Mental Health
 This month on the podcast we are joined by Fellow Worker Allison from Boston join us to talk about mutual aid, the trappings of charity, and burnout. It was a fun talk and hopefully, it inspires you to get out and be a part of your community.  So listen in and if you want to be a part of that future and join in the one big union, or just have questions for us about organizing your workplace, reach out at ypsilanti@iww.com and remember, an injury to one is an injury to all. Enjoy!
35:49
July 04, 2021
What Does It Mean To Be Member Run?
 This month on the podcast, we discuss what it means to be a member-run union and how that differs from other unions. Who's in charge here anyway?    So listen in and if you want to be a part of that future and join in the one big union, or just have questions for us about organizing your workplace, reach out at ypsilanti@iww.com and remember, an injury to one is an injury to all. Enjoy!
41:13
June 06, 2021
Pros and Cons of a Hot Shop
  Today on the One Big Podcast, we are talking about the hot shop. Is it the perfect environment to organize in or is it something you should avoid altogether? Our hosts today discuss their experience in hot shops to hopefully prepare you the next time things heat up on the job.    So listen in and if you want to be a part of that future and join in the one big union, or just have questions for us about organizing your workplace, reach out at ypsilanti@iww.com and remember, an injury to one is an injury to all. Enjoy!
29:09
May 09, 2021
White Supremacy & The IWW
  As promised, on this episode we have special guest FW Lindsay to talk about how the IWW has become a very white-facing organization and what kind of questions we should be asking ourselves to make sure all workers feel welcome in the one big union.    So listen in and if you want to be a part of that future and join in the one big union, or just have questions for us about organizing your workplace, reach out at ypsilanti@iww.com and remember, an injury to one is an injury to all. Enjoy!
46:12
April 02, 2021
SIWA3: The Future of Restaurants & Mental Health in Service Work
 On the latest from the Service Industry Workers of the Ann Arbor Area (SIWA3) livestreams, we cut together two livestreams into one jam-packed episode. First, we talk about the future of our local dining establishments in a post COVID world before switching gears to the mental health struggles working in the service industry can lead to. It's a big episode. Enjoy!
01:14:11
March 23, 2021
The IWW and Antifascism
  This time on the show, Daric and Jason discuss the long history of the antifascist work the IWW is involved in and how, as an organization, we are inherently antifascist. We also talk about the GDC and how we must be on guard more than ever. Let's organize and beat up some Nazi scum!   So listen in and if you want to be a part of that future and join in the one big union, or just have questions for us about organizing your workplace, reach out at ypsilantigmb@gmail.com and remember, an injury to one is an injury to all. Enjoy! Article by Miriam Lafontaine: https://thelinknewspaper.ca/article/the-iww-is-making-labour-anti-fascist-again
34:27
March 03, 2021
Crossover Collab with LaborWave Radio!
  In this special episode of the podcast, we have a nice long chat with Alex from the Laborwave Radio podcast. It was a great talk about a variety of things and it was really nice of Alex to have us on. So listen in and if you want to be a part of that future and join in the one big union, or just have questions for us about organizing your workplace, reach out at ypsilantigmb@gmail.com and remember, an injury to one is an injury to all. Enjoy!
50:48
February 16, 2021
SIWA3: Tips and Wage Theft
  We are spreading our wings a bit today by expanding the podcast beyond our monthly chats. This first expansion is a recording of the Service Industry Workers of the Ann Arbor Area (SIWA3) livestreams they do over in their Facebook group. They are concise presentations of problems facing the service workers of today. Today's talk is about the problems and history of the tip wage system and the rampant problem of wage theft. Enjoy!
49:20
February 06, 2021
What Makes The IWW Different from Other Unions?
  In this episode, Fellow Workers Daric, Alec, and Jason do our best to differentiate the IWW from traditional trade unions. While any union is better than no union, there are still some big differences that set us apart from the rest. So listen in and if you want to be a part of that future and join in the one big union, or just have questions for us about organizing your workplace, reach out at ypsilantigmb@gmail.com! An injury to one is an injury to all.
33:16
January 03, 2021
Improving The Union
 On this episode, Fellow Workers Daric and Jason continue in that long left-wing tradition of discussing what we are doing wrong. While we both love the IWW, we do have some feelings on what we as an organization could be doing better and where we'd like to see Wobblies in the years to come. So listen in and if you want to be a part of that future and join in the one big union, or just have questions for us about organizing your workplace, reach out at ypsilantigmb@gmail.com! An injury to one is an injury to all.
32:54
December 01, 2020
Strikes and The IWW
In our second episode, Jason, Daric, and Nick discuss the most powerful tool workers have in the struggle against bosses, the strike. We go over what a strike is before diving into a current debate within The IWW over no-strike clauses in contracts. No matter where you fall on the debate, if want to join up in the one big union, or just have questions for us about organizing your workplace, reach out at ypsilantigmb@gmail.com! An injury to one is an injury to all.
34:60
November 02, 2020
What Is The IWW? Ep. 1
Here for the first time are a few Fellow Workers from the Ypsilanti Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World. What better way to start then to explain what exactly that means. If you're curious and want to join up in the one big union or just have questions for us about organizing your workplace, reach out at ypsilantigmb@gmail.com! An injury to one is an injury to all.
37:58
October 03, 2020