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Capitol Weekly Podcast: Robbie Hunter on labor, Titanic, and more

With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, we at the Capitol Weekly Podcast sat down with the owner of the most prominent Irish brogue in California politics: Robbie Hunter, head of the State Building and Construction Trades Council.

Hunter started his career as a steelworker, but his labor bonafides go deeper than that: his great-grandfather was an Irish labor organizer and steeplejack who helped build the Titanic.  Hunter, who made his way to California in 1980,  was raised on a steady diet of labor history and two-fisted organizing. He shared some of those stories and offered an update on the status of organized labor in the state.


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