Labor

Rosemont Center Workers: 13 Local Organizations Support Picketing

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Evening News
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Thu, 06/05/2008

Workers at the Rosemont Treatment Center and School for at-risk girls held a picket today in Northeast Portland. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office">

They were protesting their low pay and difficult working conditions.

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Freightliner Five, student sit-ins against sweatshops, and day labor worker centers

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 05/11/2008

Franklin Torrence, Allen Bradley, Glenna Swinford, &
Robert Whiteside, Bargaining Committee members, UAW Local 3520 (“the
Freightliner Five”)

Salma Mirza, University of North Carolina, and Prairie
Wolfe, University of Montana, student activists

Nik Theodore, Director of the Center for Urban Economic Development, University of Illinois

56:11 minutes (12.86 MB)

LGBTQ pride at work, bicycling for worker justice, and immigrant guest workers on hunger strike

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 06/08/2008

LC Hansen, President, National Association of Letter Carriers,
Branch 82

Jeremy Bishop, Executive Director, Pride At Work

Sabrina Gogol, bicyclist, activist, radical, and AFSCME
member

Stephen Boykewich, Media Director, New Orleans Workers’
Center for Racial Justice
 

55:18 minutes (12.66 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for May 12, 2008

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Sun, 05/11/2008

 This program features music by the Rice Workers Choir of Novi Di Modena, songs sung by women workers who organized to achieve the first 8-hour day. Also discussed are the rising costs of food, Mothers' Day as part of the Peace Movement, and Christian fundmentalism in the  US military.  Hear the whole show, hosted by Bill Resnick, by clicking the arrow above.  Or hear  individual pieces going to their links below.

In these first four segments, you can hear the music  of  Novi Di Modena and a discussion of their music by Italian scholar  Clarissa  Clo.

1. Music in the Rice Fields 1

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Music in the Rice Fields 4

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Sun, 05/11/2008

 Music and labor history: women rice workers and their songs.  In this conversation with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick, Clarissa Clo relates the history of women's labor in the rice fields of Italy, their contribution to the rights of labor, and compares their songs with the music made by slaves in the South of the US.  

 

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Music in the Rice Fields 3

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Sun, 05/11/2008

 Music and labor history: women rice workers and their songs.  Part  3

 

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Music in the Rice Fields 2

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Sun, 05/11/2008

 Music and labor history: women rice workers and their songs.  Part  2

 

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Music in the Rice Fields 1

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Sun, 05/11/2008

 Music and labor history: women rice workers and their songs.  Part  1  

See The Rice Workers Choir of Novi Di Modena on You Tube.

3:45 minutes (1.72 MB)

Bread & Roses: UNITE HERE Local 9 on the Portland Hilton boycott

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Bread and Roses
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Thu, 05/08/2008

Becca Griggs and Eryn Slack, members of UNITE HERE Local 9 spoke with Bread & Roses on May 9, 2008 about the ongoing boycott of the Portland Hilton.  In this short interview, Becca and Eryn talk about hotel work experiences, the union's demand for a fair contract and actions the public can take to support these workers.

For more information about UNITE HERE go to their website:  unitehere.org

 

 

6:02 minutes (5.53 MB)

Findings of Day Labor study released

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Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 05/11/2008

The first ever national study of day labor worker centers found abuses of workers rights to be BUSINESS as usual for most day laborers.

The director of the national day laborers organizing network was joined by the director of the center of urban studies from the university of illinois to present the findings of the study here in portland.

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