Working Voices Continue to Resonate on The "South Coast Working" Podcast Launched by Arnold M Dubin

Working Voices Continue to Resonate on The "South Coast Working" Podcast Launched by the Arnold M Dubin / UMass Dartmouth Labor Education Center
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NEW BEDFORD, Mass. - May 27, 2022 - PRLog -- Two new episodes of the "South Coast Working" podcast have been published.

"South Coast Working" is a new podcast and promotes the voice of working people and those who continue to build the South Coast each and every day. From the docks to the mills to the classrooms to the roadways, working people add a voice and life to the region.

This podcast is developed by the Arnold M Dubin / UMass Dartmouth Labor Education Center.

The episode "Diversifying the Construction Trades on the South Coast" is hosted and produced by Andrea Muraskin, a Bay State-based audio producer.

Construction work is one of the few careers left in the United States where a person can make a good living without a college degree. However, it's also one of the few fields available to high school graduates with a work force that's still predominantly white and male. So, what will it take for women and people of color to get a bigger piece of the pie, and to land the construction jobs that provide the best wages, benefits, and safety standards – union jobs—and benefit from Massachusetts' building boom?

In this episode you'll meet Tara Williams, who brought herself and her children out of poverty through determination, and a brand-new career in the building trades. You'll learn about the training program where Tara got her start, and Vineyard Wind, the first-in-the-nation green energy project that's bringing new union construction jobs to the South Coast. Also covered is the shadow side of the construction economy – the exploitation of undocumented workers – and efforts to bring their employers to justice.

South Coast Working is a project of the Arnold M Dubin / UMass Dartmouth Labor Education Center. Learn more at https://www.umassd.edu/labored/

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