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.
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.
GM assembly workers in Colombia suffer occupational disabilities resulting from outdated equipment and production methods, then the company forces them out of their jobs.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.
Two progressive advocacy groups, OSPIRG, the Oregon State Public Interest Research Group, and Environment Oregon, are experiencing labor strife. Today, outside the call center for the Fund for the Public Interest, at the Portland Telephone Outreach Project, where telephone workers fundraise for these two groups, union activists staged an informational picket. KBOO labor reporter Jamie Partridge has the story.
Bill Resnick is our host today with live coverage of the West Coast port shutdowns. Bill talks with activists on the scene here in Portland and in Oakland. Also on the show, the Movie Moles take us back in time to the politics of It's A Wonderful Life, Tom Becker reads a piece about why people fear atheism, and letter carrier and local union president Jim Cook explains why our Postal Service is in danger. Throughout the show, we hear holiday caroling from Wobbly members with lyrics updated to suit our mutinous times.
Jim Cook is engaged in a struggle to save the U.S. Postal Service from a crisis that may bring it down and leave all our mail in the hands of private corporations. Here he talks with Bill Resnick about why the crisis is a fake and what needs to be done about it. Jim is President of the local chapter of the National Association of Letter Carriers.
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A Membership Engagement Committee meeting will be held on Nov 27th at 5:30 PM. The meeting will be held at the Portland SEIU Union hall located at 6401 SE Foster Rd in SE Portland (near the intersection of Foster Rd and Holgate).
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