The Rick Smith Show on Free Speech TV

From the AFL-CIO Convention in St. Louis

Rick speaks with workers, labor leaders, activists, and academics about the current state of labor in America and what the future holds for workers.

From the AFL-CIO Convention in St. Louis

Rick speaks with workers, labor leaders, activists, and academics about the current state of labor in America and what the future holds for workers.

 

MAGA for Whom?

We’re talking Trump’s failure to protest workers and forced arbitration that is privatizing our courts.

 

Workers Beware, SCOTUS is Coming

Rick is joined by Ian Millhiser, senior fellow at The Center for American Progress and Cedric de Leon, Associate Professor of Sociology at Tufts University and Author of Origins of Right to Work to discuss the numerous cases in front of the US Supreme Court that can, and will harm workers and their families and talk with Kevin McCaffrey, president of Teamsters Local 707 about his union’s relief effort in Puerto Rico.

 

September 30, 2017 At Will Nation, You’re All Fired

Rick discusses his recent health scare in the context of another failed Repeal and Replace effort, Donald Trump’s attack on NFL workers silent peaceful protest with law professor Paul Secunda, and the cold heart firing of an adjunct professor guilty of getting sick with Dr. Amanda Morris.

Temper Tantrum Trump

Episode 25 Rick looks back on the week of Trump speeches, discusses “Asset Recycling” with Donald Cohen of In the Public Interest, talks to Paco Fabian of Good Jobs Nation about their 10 city Pick Up Tour, and checks in on the pulse in the streets with Kevin Mahoney.

 

Taking on Nazis

Episode 24 Rick talks with investigative reporter Greg Palast, NC AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer MaryBe McMillan, and Pennsylvania State Senator Art Haywood about the tragic week of events surrounding the terrorist attack in Charlottesville, VA

It’s Saturday July 22, 2017

Episode 22 Rick talk Union Organizing and the need for a voice on the job, a written contract, and how to get started.  Rick sits down with Teamster organizer Mark Cicak, Labor attorney Irwin Aronson, and a charter school teacher who successfully navigated the water from inception through a first contract.