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

Labor Radio on 07/22/13

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Mon, 07/22/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Striking Daimler machinists & painters on day 22

Striking Daimler machinists and painters face strike-breakers and loss of pay & medical benefits.  On day 22 of their work stoppage against the Portland truck plant, Dwain Panian and Ryan Collins, talk with co-hosts Jamie Partridge and John Walsh about their struggle for a decent union contract.  The strike has idled 588 machinists and painters as well as 117 members of teamsters and service employees union locals who work at the plant.  The company is offering no increases in the pay and benefit package, despite a four year compensation freeze during which time productivity increased 25 percent.

Labor Radio on 07/15/13

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Mon, 07/15/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 07/08/13

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Mon, 07/08/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues
 
Low Wage & Contingent Workers Struggle -- Part 2 of our interview with two Portland IWW organizers who were part of a delegation to Seattle to support the fast food worker "Strike on Poverty" last month. We'll also here from two Oregon Zoo employees who are part of an active union organizing drive.

Labor Radio on 07/01/13

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Mon, 07/01/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 06/24/13

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Mon, 06/24/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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PADRE MELO TALKS ABOUT THE ROLE OF US POLICY IN FOSTERING VIOLENCE IN HONDURAS

LABOR RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS, AND BOTH HAVE BEEN UNDER ATTACK IN HONDURAS SINCE THE COUP 4 YEARS AGO JUNE 28TH. PADRE MELO, DIRECTOR OF RADIO PROGRESO AND OF THE JESUIT SOCIAL ACTION CENTER ERIC IN EL PROGRESO, HONDURAS, VISITED PORTLAND IN APRIL AND TALKED ABOUT THE ROLE OF US POLICY IN FOSTERING VIOLENCE IN HONDURAS. HIS REMARKS ARE ESPECIALLY TIMELY NOW, AS 21 US SENATORS SEND THE STATE DEPARTMENT A LETTER CALLING FOR ACCOUNTABILITY FOR US FINANCING OF THE HONDURAN MILITARY AND POLICE.

Labor Radio on 06/17/13

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Mon, 06/17/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 06/10/13

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Mon, 06/10/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 06/03/13

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Mon, 06/03/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Bill Fletcher - How do we fight back in the age of Obama?

Bill Fletcher, nationally known labor and racial justice activist, addresses a Portland audience on the topic "How Do We Fight Back in the Age of Obama?"  Past director of Trans Africa, on the editorial board of the Black Commentator, past Education Director of the AFL-CIO, Fletcher's latest book is "They're Bankrupting Us! And 20 Other Myths about Unions."

Labor Radio on 05/27/13

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Mon, 05/27/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 05/20/13

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Mon, 05/20/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

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Janus Youth Workers Rally for 15

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Fri, 08/28/2015
Janus Youth Workers, organized in the Industrial Workers of the World (Wobblies), march on their boss (Dennis) and rally outside the headquarters of the non-profit agency which works with homeless and marginalized youth.  Host Jamie Partridge interviews two workers, Tyler and Bella, who describe their working conditions and poverty wages amid a chanting crowd.  Tyler reads a statement directly to Dennis, demanding $15 per hour on behalf of her co-workers.
  • Length: 13:51 minutes (12.67 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Economists for $15 minimum wage

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Tue, 08/18/2015
Three Portland economists speak in favor of raising the minimum wage in Oregon to $15.   Mary King, professor emerita at Portland State University; Martin Hart-Landsberg, professor at Lewis and Clark College; and Robin Hahnel, professor American University and Portland State University are among over 200 American economists who signed a letter in support of a $15 minimum wage on the federal level.
  • Length: 28:34 minutes (26.15 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Should the Left support Bernie Sanders ?

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Labor Radio
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Fri, 08/14/2015
Nick Caleb, independent socialist and former candidate for Portland City Council; Melissa Vollono of Socialist Alternative; and Christopher Zimmerly-Beck of the International Socialist Organization speak to a crowd of seventy on Friday, August 14, 2015.
  • Length: 34:41 minutes (31.76 MB)
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COCA COLA WORKERS IN COLOMBIA: "TEMPORARIES" FOR 20 YEARS

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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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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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La Lucha por Derechos Laborales en el Puerto de Buenaventura, Colombia

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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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LABOR RIGHTS VERSUS FREE TRADE: DOCKWORKERS' STRUGGLE IN BUENAVENTURA, COLOMBIA

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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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Unions and the Fight for Fifteen

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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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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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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!
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  • Length: 29:27 minutes (26.96 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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