Union Talk Podcast
On Union Talk, AFT president Randi Weingarten interviews workers, policymakers and experts who are confronting the issues working families face and championing solutions. From the classroom to the bargaining table to Congress to the streets, Union Talk looks at the past, present and possible ways the labor movement and unions are vehicles to secure opportunity, justice and a voice in our democracy for all. Different episodes of Union Talk do deep dives on great public schools and affordable higher education, healthcare as a right, unions, an economy that works for all and what it takes to maintain a thriving democracy. Union Talk tells the stories that demonstrate that together we can accomplish for our families and communities what is impossible to do alone.
The Promise of Community Schools
In this excerpt from “The Promise of Community Schools” episode of Union Talk earlier this year, AFT President Randi Weingarten engages in a captivating conversation with two dedicated educators hailing from a Baltimore-area community school. Together, they delve into the school’s transformative strategies and comprehensive wraparound services―and the effect they are having on the students and families in the community. Discover the pivotal role that community schools play in the heart of the AFT’s visionary Real Solutions for Kids and Communities campaign by going to www.aft.org/realsolutions.
The Real Lives of Teachers
The Real Lives of Teachers with Author Alexandra Robbins AFT President Weingarten hosts a session with influential journalist and author Alexandra Robbins, known for impacting various areas, including changing baby food labels and revealing hidden academic records of a U.S. president. They take a candid look at today's teaching profession and discuss Robbins’ latest book—The Teachers: A Year Inside America's Most Vulnerable, Important Profession—and explore ways to support our nation's educators.
How Education Is Bridging the Divides Between Jews and Arabs
AFT President Randi Weingarten sits down with Dani Elazar and Manar Hayadre to discuss the impact their multicultural Hand in Hand schools, which bring Jewish and Arab students and teachers together, are having on Israeli society and how empathy can be a good tool for combating decades long strife.
Randi Weingarten’s Keynote Speech at TEACH
AFT President Randi Weingarten delivers the keynote speech at the TEACH (Together Educating America’s Children) conference and launches the union’s new “Real Solutions for Kids and Communities” campaign, which focuses on literacy, experiential learning, community schools, students’ mental health and well-being, and appropriate funding for our public schools.