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Labor Radio on 12/26/11

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 12/26/2011 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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OCCUPY THE POST OFFICE & OCCUPY COLOMBIA

The Rural Organizing Project directed statewide Occupy the Post Office protests at dozens of Oregon post offices last Monday. Apalled that over 40 post offices in Oregon are in danger of being permanently closed next year, ROP joined postal worker unions and postal customers in demonstrating support for one of America's most valued and trusted institutions. Working America has also joined the campaign to Save America's Postal Service. Retired letter carrier Jamie Partridge co-hosts.

Presswatch for 12-15-2011

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Presswatch
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Thu, 12/15/2011

Topics include the situation in Iraq, the Jazz timber sale in the Bull Run Watershed, a letter from port truck drivers andf listener calls.

25:35 minutes (23.42 MB)

OCCUPY THE POST OFFICE D19

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 12/26/2011

The Postmaster General has announced the imminent closure of 41 rural post offices in Oregon.  The PMG claims the postal service must shrink due to its financial crisis, but he is restricted by law from closing post offices for "economic reasons".  The Rural Organizing Project has stepped up to fight back.  KBOO labor reporter Jamie Partridge was in front of the Scappoose Post Office on December 19th, the day ROP organized to OCCUPY THE POST OFFICE.

8:22 minutes (11.49 MB)

Kevin Card talks about the crisis facing the U.S. Postal Service.

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Tue, 12/20/2011

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

Kevin Card, president of the Oregon State Association of Letter Carriers, joins Abe and Joe to discuss the crisis facing the U.S. Postal Service. Also, Joe fills us in on the history of labor in the United States and the state of organized labor today.

 
56:48 minutes (52 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 12/20/11

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Tue, 12/20/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Kevin Card joins Abe and Joe to talk about the crisis facing the U.S. Postal Service.

Kevin Card, president of the Oregon State Association of Letter Carriers, joins Abe and Joe to discuss the crisis facing the U.S. Postal Service. Also, Joe fills us in on the history of labor in the United States and the state of organized labor today.

 

Old Mole Variety Hour

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Mon, 12/19/2011

Clayton Morgareidge hosts this Old Mole episode which surveys the Occupy movement; the differences between the US and the UK labor movements; workers' struggles in our  broken food industry; and an implausible story about a poisoned husband.  

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56:07 minutes (32.12 MB)

Working in the Food Industry

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Mon, 12/19/2011

The system that puts food on our tables is broken and corrupt.  The Food Chain Workers’ Alliance is a coalition of worker-based organizations whose members plant, harvest, process, pack, transport, prepare, serve, and sell food.  In this conversation with director Joann Lo, we hear how they are organizing to improve wages and working conditions for all workers along the food chain.      

20:29 minutes (11.72 MB)

Labor Action: US v UK

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Mon, 12/19/2011

 A few weeks ago, British public employees mounted the biggest general strike  since the 1920s.  Why have we seen nothing like that from unions in the US?  Joe Clement introduces and then comments on what labor journalist Mike Elk had to say about this question. 

8:48 minutes (5.04 MB)

How GM Kicks Occupationally Disabled Workers to the Curb in Colombia

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 12/26/2011

GM assembly workers in Colombia suffer occupational disabilities resulting from outdated equipment and production methods, then the company forces them out of their jobs.  The workers and their families fight back by occupying a spot right across the street from the US embassy.  In November they spoke with a Witness for Peace delegation about their struggle for justice.

12:37 minutes (11.55 MB)
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