Labor Radio

Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class.

Host schedule:

1st Mondays Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
2nd Mondays Fernando Gapasin and Anne McDonnell
3rd Mondays Nick Bubb and Stephanie Patricio
4th Mondays John Walsh and Jamie Partridge
5th Mondays Lane Poncy and Michael Morrow

Episode Archive

JORGE PARRA SHARES ASOTRECOL'S EPIC STRUGGLE ON BEHALF OF INJURED WORKERS

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 07/27/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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JORGE PARRA SHARES ASOTRECOL'S EPIC STRUGGLE ON BEHALF OF INJURED WORKERS
AN EMBLEMATIC STRUGGLE OF INJURED WORKERS IS APPROACHING AN UNIMAGINABLE ANNIVERSARY - FOUR YEARS OF CONTINUOUS OCCUPATION IN FRONT OF THE U.S. EMBASSY IN BOGOTÁ BY ASOTRECOL, THE ASSOCIATION OF INJURED WORKERS AND EX-WORKERS OF GENERAL MOTORS COLOMBIA. JORGE PARRA, THE PRESIDENT OF ASOTRECOL WHO IS WELL-KNOWN TO MANY ACTIVISTS IN THE UNITED STATES, JOINS US LIVE BY PHONE TO SHARE THIS EPIC FIGHT FOR JUSTICE AND DIGNITY.

Labor Radio on 07/20/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 07/20/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Labor Radio on 07/13/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 07/13/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Labor Radio on 07/06/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 07/06/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Labor Radio on 06/29/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 06/29/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Iron Workers strike for safety, justice and respect

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 06/22/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Iron Workers strike for safety, justice and respect
Ironworkers at Instafab Company, which makes and installs stairs, handrails and other metal building components, have been on an unfair labor practices strike for weeks.  The workers report serious safety and health violations, little safety training, irregular schedules, no breaks, no dry shacks and no drinking water onsite.  Hear Matt Momb and Laramie Lexow tell their story and their struggle for justice and respect.

Labor Radio on 06/15/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 06/15/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Labor Radio on 06/08/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 06/08/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

What's wrong with the TPP?

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 06/01/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussing the Trans Pacific Partnership and the impact on the Black community
Our guest is Terrence (Terry) L. Melvin, President of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionist International.  His  CBTU presidency succeeds William (Bill) Lucy, the iconic labor leader who had held the position since he co-founded CBTU in 1972. Terry is an ordained Baptist Minister and  is no novice to the labor movement, and currently serves as the Secretary-Treasurer of the 2.5 million member New York State AFL-CIO. 

During his tenure  Terry has championed the development of strong ties between labor, religious organizations and community partners CBTU, which is dedicated to addressing the unique concerns of black workers and their communities.  CBTU has  has 50 chapters throughout the nited States and in Canada. 

Coca Cola Workers in Colombia, 20 Year Temps, & Fighting Back Against Fast Track's More of the Same

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 05/25/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Coca Cola Workers in Colombia, 20 Year Temps, & Fighting Back Against Fast Track's More of the Same
DESPITE THE PROMISES OF POLITICIANS SELLING TRADE AGREEMENTS, 90% OF COCA COLA WORKERS IN COLOMBIA ARE STILL MISCLASSIFIED AND MISTREATED AS TEMPORARIES.  DANIEL RUEDA ORGANIZES THEM AND TALKS FROM BOGOTÁ ABOUT THAT STRUGGLE WITH ICONIC LABOR ABUSE.
THEN ROBYN GOTTLIEB OF THE OREGON FAIR TRADE CAMPAIGN GIVES US THE LOWDOWN ON "FAST TRACK," THE PROPOSAL NOW BEFORE CONGRESS THAT WOULD IMPOSE MORE OF THE SAME MULTINATIONAL CORPORATE MODEL ON PEOPLE IN THE U.S. AND AROUND THE WORLD.

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COCA COLA WORKERS IN COLOMBIA: "TEMPORARIES" FOR 20 YEARS

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 05/25/2015
AS THE U.S. CONGRESS CONSIDERS MORE FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS, LABOR PROVISIONS OF PRIOR FTA'S REMAIN UNENFORCED.  THE U.S.-COLOMBIA "LABOR ACTION PLAN' WAS SUPPOSED TO REPLACE CONTINGENT EMPLOYMENT WITH PERMANENT JOBS, BUT THAT'S NOT THE EXPERIENCE OF WORKERS AT COCA COLA IN COLOMBIA.  UNION LEADER DANIEL RUEDA TALKS ABOUT THEIR STRUGGLE WITH THE NORTH AMERICAN CORPORATION.

MIENTRAS EL CONGRESO ESTADOUNIDENSE PIENSA EN NUEVOS TLC, NO SE CUMPLEN LOS COMPROMISOS EN CUANTO A DERECHOS LABORALES DE LOS ANTERIORES.  EL "PLAN DE ACCIÓN LABORAL" COLOMBIA-EEUU DEBÍA CONVERTIR TERCERIZACIÓN EN CONTRACIÓN DIRECTA, PERO ESO NO ES LO QUE VIVEN LOS TRABAJADORES DE COCA COLA EN COLOMBIA.  LÍDER SINDICALISTA DANIEL RUEDA HABLA DE LA LUCHA CON LA TRANSNACIONAL NORTEAMERICANA.

  • Length: 14:31 minutes (13.29 MB)
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Fighting Back Against Fast Track's More of the Same

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 05/25/2015
ROBYN GOTTLIEB OF THE OREGON FAIR TRADE CAMPAIGN GIVES US THE LOWDOWN ON "FAST TRACK," THE PROPOSAL NOW BEFORE CONGRESS THAT WOULD IMPOSE MORE OF THE SAME MULTINATIONAL CORPORATE MODEL FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE ON PEOPLE IN THE U.S. AND AROUND THE WORLD.
  • Length: 12:28 minutes (11.41 MB)
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LABOR RIGHTS VERSUS FREE TRADE: DOCKWORKERS' STRUGGLE IN BUENAVENTURA, COLOMBIA

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 11/24/2014
AN INTERVIEW WITH JHON JAIRO CASTRO, PRESIDENT OF THE BUENAVENTURA CHAPTER OF THE UNIÓN PORTUARIA OF COLOMBIA. THE PREDOMINANTLY AFRO-COLOMBIA CITY OF BUENAVENTURA, COLOMBIA'S LARGEST PORT, SUFFERS CRUSHING POVERTY AND VIOLENCE DESPITE THE WEALTH FLOWING ACROSS THE DOCKS. EXPLOITATION OF DOCKWORKERS CONTINUES NOTWITHSTANDING THE US-COLOMBIA "LABOR ACTION PLAN" THAT CAME WITH THE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TWO GOVERNMENTS.  ALLOF WHICH MIGHT SEEM FAR AWAY UNTIL YOU REALIZE THAT THE CORPORATIONS EXTRACTING PROFIT FROM BUENAVENTURA HAVE NAMES THAT ARE FAMILIAR IN PORTLAND,TOO.
  • Length: 10:48 minutes (9.89 MB)
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La Lucha por Derechos Laborales en el Puerto de Buenaventura, Colombia

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 11/24/2014
Jhon Jairo Castro, presidente del capítulo en Buenaventura de la Unión Portuaria de Colombia, habla sobre la lucha por derechos laborales en el puerto.
  • Length: 13:40 minutes (12.51 MB)
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Unions and the Fight for Fifteen

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Labor Radio
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Sat, 11/15/2014
Nicole Grant and Alysabeth Alexander, union leaders from Seattle and San Francisco respectively, tell a Portland union audience how they won a $15 minimum wage in their cities.   Their presentations are followed by Q & A from the audience and a presentation by Anne McDonnell, a low-wage, union worker and 15 NOW pdx steering committee member.  The event was sponsored by the NW Labor Notes Organizing Committee and 15 NOW pdx.

Fair Wage Policy community hearing (rough audio)

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Labor Radio
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Tue, 10/21/2014
Portland has a Fair Wage Policy for workers at companies that contract with the City.  Currently, the wage for janitors, security guards, parking attendants, civic stadium workers and others, is $10.38 per hour.  A community hearing Monday evening, attended by over a hundred low-wage workers and their allies, presented testimonty to representives from Mayor Hales and Commissioner Saltzman, urging the Commissioners to raise the "fair wage" to $15 per hour.  The first speaker is Marty Hart-Landsberg, an economics professor at  Lewis and Clark College, followed by Jamie Partridge, a 15 NOW pdx organizer, then Linda Sporer, a security guard at the City.

October 13th Labor Radio

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 10/13/2014
This episode focuses on the Railrood Workers United campaign to stop the employer push to move to one man crews in the industry. Read about it here. We also talk to author and economics instructer Rob Larson about what's happening in rail and the impact of fossil fuel freight.

You can listen to more songs by John Paul Wright at www.railroadmusic.org. Read more from Rob Larson here.
  • Title:  B!
  • Genre: Other
  • Length: 29:27 minutes (26.96 MB)
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Climate March Labor Contingent

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 09/22/2014
Labor Radio co-host Jamie Partridge interviews members of the labor contingent of yesterday's People's Climate March in Portland
  • Length: 12:13 minutes (11.19 MB)
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CLIMATE & JOBS - HOW DO WE MEET BOTH NEEDS?

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 08/25/2014
WE FACE A CLIMATE CRISIS AND A JOBS CRISIS. IN PORTLAND, THE CLIMATE JOBS COMMITTEE PROPOSES A COMPREHENSIVE RESPONSE TO BOTH. THEIR FIRST DEMONSTRATION PROJECT, A SOLAR POWER INSTALLATION ON THE ROOF OF THE MUSICIANS' UNION HALL, WAS CELEBRATED AUGUST 17TH, AND LABOR RADIO WAS THERE TO INTERVIEW DAVE KING, CO-CHAIR OF THE CLIMATE JOBS COMMITTEE, BRUCE FIFE, PRESIDENT OF MUSICIANS UNION LOCAL 99, AND BARBARA BYRD, SECRETARY-TREASURER OF THE OREGON AFL-CIO. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE CLIMATE JOBS COMMITTEE, CONTACT DAVE KING AT 503-286-5850 OR landd_2@q.com
  • Length: 12:40 minutes (11.59 MB)
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Fifteen Now PDX

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 08/25/2014
Justin Norton-Kerston and Shamus Cooke talk about the growing Fifteen Now movement in Portland (15NOWpdx) and the push for a raised minimum wage for City contracted workers, City workers, and a statewide $15 minimum wage ballot measure.  Contact 15NOWpdx.org.
  • Length: 13:52 minutes (12.69 MB)
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Comments

OFNHP local5017

we would like the opportunity to tell our side of the AFT national trusteeship of our local on July 7. what has happened is a blatant violation of democracy. can we get some air time to tell our story?

AFT National Trusteeship..

I would be very interested in contacting your local and providing airtime for this discussion. Please send me a contact person or a summary of your position. Lane and I will have an official from AFT Local 2277 on our show... and perhaps we could arrange for a represenatative of the national federation to call in.

Please e-mail me ASAP or call me at 5o3-697-1670

in solidarity it and with best regards, Tim

 

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