Portland Rising , a project of JOBS with JUSTICE, is calling worker rights activists to Get on the Bus for a Day of Action.On June 30th several busloads of demonstrators will travel to job sites in support of m
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers, after six weeks of rotating strikes, a lockout, and back-to-work legislation, continues to struggle for a fair contract. Denis Lemelin, national president of CUPW, is interviewed by Portland letter carrier, Jamie Partridge, about the issues which pushed Canadian postal workers out on strike -- automation, new work methods, staffing, benefit cuts, and a two-tier workforce.
Portland Rising , a project of JOBS with JUSTICE, loaded 150 activists on three buses for a day of action in solidarity with seven different private & public sector unions whose contracts expired on that same day, June 30th .JwJ Director Margaret Butl
Vancouver Hilton Hotel Workers, organized in UNITE HERE local 9, are struggling for a fair contract at the 5-year old convention center, which is owned by the City of Vancouver. Negotiating team member, Lucas Fielder, talks with host Jamie Partridge about wage disparities and unaffordable family health coverage as well as the actions workers are taking to improve their conditions.
Letter Carriers and other postal workers are facing a barrage of scare tactics from the Postmaster General, including the threat of eliminating 30% of the workforce, half the post offices and three days of mail delivery. Kevin Card, president of the Oregon State Association of Letter Carriers, tells host Jamie Partridge how the US Postal Service and their legislative allies are conspiring to gut workers wages, benefits and collective bargaining rights using a phoney debt crisis created by Congressional mandates.
The economy is not working for workers.What is our labor-friendly economic vision?What about workers’ councils and consumers’ councils democratically planning the economy?How is this working in Venezuela today?How could it work here?Host Jamie Partridge gives us excerpts from a talk by Economics Professor Robin Hahnelon"Participat
Oregon's special election to replace David Wu for U.S. Congress, District 1 has produced thirteen candidates for the Democratic primary, November 8th. Host Jamie Partridge interviews candidates Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian, State Senator Suzanne Bonamici, and State Representative Brad Witt about the major issues facing the working class and our labor movement.
A new Workers’ Center for residents of Rockwood and Gresham is called Neighborhoods United (Vecinos Unidos), All in One Community Worker’s Center. Sponsored by We Are Oregon, the center aims to help working families in east county organize against wage theft & evictions, for jobs & food access, for youth, art, music and story telling. Host Jamie Partridge interviews several of the center’s leaders.