Labor

The High Cost of Low Wage Temporary Work in Portland

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Labor Radio
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Thu, 10/04/2012

Full recording of the Portland Area Workers' Rights Board hearing on the High Cost of Low Wage Temporary and Seasonal Work for the City of Portland and Metro.  The WRB is a project of Portland Jobs with Justice.  Panelists included State Representative Michael Dembrow, who chaired the hearing; Dr. Veronica Dujon, Associate Dean, Portland State University; Francisco Lopez, Executive Director, CAUSA Oregon; Rev. Kate Lore, Social Justice Minister, First Unitarian Church; Joel Rosenblit, labor attorney; and Rev. Dr. David Wheeler, Pastor, First Baptist Church.  Presenting to the panel were Margaret Butler, Director of Jobs with Justice; Toby Green, Laborers International Union; Dr.

98:08 minutes (134.76 MB)

Flashpoints on 10/05/12

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Flashpoints
Air date: 
Fri, 10/05/2012 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Flashpoints on 10/04/12

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Flashpoints
Air date: 
Thu, 10/04/2012 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Flashpoints on 10/03/12

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Flashpoints
Air date: 
Wed, 10/03/2012 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Tonalli on 10/02/12

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Tonalli
Air date: 
Tue, 10/02/2012 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm
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A Latina/o radio talk [spanish] show covering local, regional and international news.

Flashpoints on 10/02/12

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Flashpoints
Air date: 
Tue, 10/02/2012 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

If Sharks Were Men...

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Mon, 10/01/2012

After an amusing reading of Bertolt Brecht's short-story "If Sharks Were Men", Joe Clement comments on the unfortunately enduring message it imparts about class-exploitation and imperial war.

The original video from which the audio has been used can be found here.

4:27 minutes (3.06 MB)

Michael Zweig: US Labor Against The War

program date: 
Mon, 10/01/2012

Laurie Mercier talks with Michael Zweig about US Labor Against The War, a reform-coalition of hundreds of unions, central labor councils and state federations who are united in opposition to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. They are organizing  workers to put pressure on the government to demilitarize US foreign policy and the creation of new domestic priorities for government spending.   

13:30 minutes (9.27 MB)

Consumer Rage: this is your labor movement under capitalism

program date: 
Mon, 10/01/2012

Joe Clement reads "Consumer Rage: this is your labor movement under capitalism", an essay from PruningShears.us by MadTownAnnie. They criticize the appeal to lost consumer value made by those critical of the NFL's recent dispute with and lockout of its referees over retirement benefits.

6:19 minutes (4.34 MB)
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