The Union is the People

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On this episode Allison talks to Nicole McCormick, a teacher, President of the Mercer County Education Association, union member and mother to four children.  

Nicole talks about her experiences being a union member, a little history about unions in West Virginia and why unions are important. She also talks about her experience being a part of the 2018 West Virginia teacher’s strike.  

The Who’s that Lady (from History)? is Velma Hopkins, an organizer for the Civil Rights and Labor movements.


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NYLL host Allison is originally from Georgia and relocated to Alabama 5 years ago. She has worked as a photojournalist, documenting the lives and culture of people throughout the Southeast. She also works as a freelance writer. She is passionate about connecting people through sharing individuals’ stories.

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