Nick Howard makes a rare appearance as Troy and Alex wade into the in political kiddie pool looking for floaties… Lou Chillinski (45:08) arrives to update SM listeners on the ATI lockout in the States before Damien Gillis (58:00) bombards listeners with facts about the ill fated Site C dam project.
On Canada, Troy and Alex lament the destruction of Canada via Bill C-51 before checking in with USW Intl VP at Large Carol Landry (36:15) to discuss Women of Steel issues.
Welcome to the political shit show with David Black and Marty Gibbons…
Steelmegaphone turns one year old today. Experience a full wet show, cohosted by Secrectary Treasurer of the BC Federation of Labour Aaron Ekman.
Ken Neumann, Lee Rigs, Amber Hockin, and Jeff Jewel run the Steelmegaphone roadshow gauntlet in Kimberley BC.
Troy and Alex ride along with USW District 3 Organizer Alvin Lukinchuk to discuss why unions are important, and why Greehills should consider joining the Steelworkers. A surprise guest is tucked in there somewhere…
Troy and Alex discuss Teck Coal rolling shut downs and potential community impacts among other dark, arcane political subject matter until Damien Gillis (50:16) shows up to evaporate Christy Clark’s LNG campaign promises.
Kyle Wolff, brand spanking new President of Highland Valley Copper USW Local 7619 cohosts SM with Nick, Alex, and Troy until Steve Hunt (35:02) shows up to discuss the Teck Chain. Katrine Conroy, MLA for Kootenay West (55:42) also in the mix discussing BC Liberal BS direct from the Legislature.
Troy and Alex celebrate Earth Day with solar powered political sex toys before engaging in meaningful conversation with Al Dyck (48:00) on retirement issues.
Troy and Alex brave the political shitstorm to deliver the gems de jour until Bill Magri (53:00) updates listeners on the resolve to the Southern Railway lockout. Then the venerable Aaron Ekman (59:47) joins SM for a conversation about the Alberta and Federal political landscape.