Labor

The Mother of All Strikes: Botswana 2011

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 03/12/2012
 http://gabzfmnews.wordpress.com/2011/04/18/botswana-is-bracing-itself-for-the-biggest-public-service-strike-in-history/You probably didn't read about it in the paper, but last spring, more than 90,000 public employees in Botswana walked out on a record-breaking two month strike. Pnina Werbner, professor emerita of social anthropology at Keele University in the UK, was there, and she joined us in the studio to talk about it.
29:32 minutes (20.28 MB)

More Talk Radio on 03/12/12

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More Talk Radio
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Mon, 03/12/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Retirement Heist: How Companies Plunder and Profit from the Nest Eggs of American Workers

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Ellen Schultz about her book, "Retirement Heist: How Companies Plunder and Profit from the Nest Eggs of American Workers."

It's no secret that hundreds of companies have been slashing pensions and health coverage earned by millions of retirees. Employers blame an aging workforce, stock market losses, and spiraling costs — what they call "a perfect storm" of external forces that has forced them to take drastic measures.

Left and the Law: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

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Mon, 03/05/2012

 Jan Haaken and Mike Snedecker, as part of an on-going series we call The Left and The Law, discussion Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Multnomah County. Specifically, a resolution was passed recently that calls on the ICE to exercise prosecutorial discretion in managing deportation cases. They talk about the kind of random, petty offenses that land undocumented workers in an unaccountable deportation system.

11:29 minutes (10.51 MB)

Josh Eidelson: Business Unionism vs. Organized Labor

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Mon, 03/05/2012

Joe Clement and Josh Eidelson talk about the pitfalls of organizing workers (into unions) on the model of a business. The practice is widely known as "service-unionism" or "business-unionism" and  in many ways boils down union membership to a customer relation to a service provider, disempowering workers and ultimately weakening unions as worker-organizations. They also take up the role of Occupy recently in the Longshore-workers' struggle in Longview and how they may help put the movement back in the labor movement.

14:07 minutes (12.93 MB)

Labor Radio on 03/05/12

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 03/05/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussion on HB4142, Green Jobs in Oregon

Are the Koch Brothers Influencing Oregon Politics?

Please join host Bill Zimmerman as he discusses Oregon HB4142, Oregon Working Familes Party, and Taxi Cab Drivers.

Labor, Socialism, Race, and Queer rights!

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Out Loud
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Tue, 02/28/2012

Tune in to this weeks show where we will discuss two exciting topics!

The first is looking at the similarities between the Labor movement and the Queer movement with Dr. Joesph Zompetti (School of Communication at Illinois State University) and Sherry Wolf (Author of Sexuality and Socialism: History, Politics, and Theory of LGBT Liberation).

Also, in honor of Black history month, we will talk with Dr. Antonio (Jay) Pastrana, Jr. (Department of Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York) about the interconnection between Race and LGBT Social Movement Organizing.

59:45 minutes (54.71 MB)

Positively Revolting on 03-02-12 Report back from F29 actions

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Fri, 03/02/2012

On February 29th, actions took place across the country to end corporate power.  Many actions drew attention to ALEC, or the American Legislative Exchange Council, and the effects it has on our democracy.

57:52 minutes (52.98 MB)

Positively Revolting on 03/02/12

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Fri, 03/02/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Report back from F29 actions

On February 29th, actions took place across the country to end corporate power.  Many actions drew attention to ALEC, or the American Legislative Exchange Council, and the effects it has on our democracy.

Ani and Lyn will talk with organizers of F29 events, to hear how things went in Portland, and around the country. Joining them in the KBOO studio will be David Osborne, of the Portland Action Lab.  We will also talk with Brian, an organizer with the Occupy Worcester and Occupy Connecticutt.

Of course we invite your participation, please call the air room at 503-231-8187.

 

 

Joe Uris teaches about the history of US labor for Our Schools

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Fri, 02/24/2012

Joe Uris leads an exploration of several key events from labor history.

He curses and breaks into song as the subject matter dictates.

This event was recorded at the human's Public Library in downtown Portland on or about February 21st 2012.

83:14 minutes (76.21 MB)
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