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Recent Episodes

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Mike Henneberry - Teamsters 853

Sept. 26, 2021

Mike Henneberry Business Agent, Political Coordinator Teamsters Local 853 Business Agent & Political Coordinator at Teamsters Local 853, Oakland, CA & Principal at Solana Henneberry Foundation for Special Education. Wo…

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Justin Litvack - Boxer+Gerson

July 31, 2021

New website at unionistpodcast.com so stop by and learn all about the podcast! Justin Litvack was named Boxer+Gerson’s (boxerlaw.com) newest partner at the beginning of 2018. Exactly one year later, he assumed duties as m…

Susan Garea - Beeson Tayer Bodine

July 23, 2021

Susan Garea Susan and I talk about the BFI (Browning Ferris) NLRB Decision and Rule and some other things. Specializing in public and private sector labor law on behalf of labor organizations and individual employees. …

Guest: Susan Garea

Jason Rabinowitz - Teamsters 2010

July 9, 2021

Jason Rabinowitz Jason Rabinowitz is the principal officer of Teamsters Local 2010, and Public Services Director for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, with decades of experience and activism in protecting the ri…


Sally Payne 🎉🎂 - Teamsters

July 2, 2021

Being smart is being strong. Sally Payne has been training Teamsters for over 40 years and in this episode she talks about her career at the IBT and her thoughts on labor today. If you like the Teamsters, Union History or ju…

Guest: Sally Payne
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Bill Sokol J.D. WRR

Nov. 28, 2020

Bill Sokol is a practicing labor lawyer with the largest union-side law firm in the nation. He is a senior partner in the firm, which represents over four hundred labor organizations and Taft-Hartley benefit Funds. He litiga…

Guest: Bill Sokol

About the Host

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Phil Ybarrolaza


Phil Ybarrolaza (e-bar-o-laza) is the host of Unionist Podcast who also works with other podcasters and content creators to make things that they love. Phil knows online content and interaction after years of web development in addition to his other career in Labor Relations and the combination of the two give him a rare perspective on trends and habits of Union members online. Helping people communicate positive messages via online print and media is Phil’s true passion in life!

Phil has attracted millions of page views of people interested in Labor Unions with his content which includes the award-winning website Teamster.Net that he defended from numerous legal actions intent on chilling the free speech of online posters. Phil is a trained professional in Labor Relations as well as internal communications and has managed campaigns that have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for worthy causes.