Labor Radio

About Working People, for Working People, By Working People.

Host schedule:

1st MondaysMic Crenshaw
2nd MondaysMegan Hise and Meredith Reese
3rd MondaysYoung Emerging Labor Leaders
4th MondaysJohn Walsh and Jamie Partridge
5th MondaysLane Poncy and Tim Flanagan

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Episode Archive

Labor Radio on 12/19/11

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Mon, 12/19/2011 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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OCCUPY THE POST OFFICE

Labor Radio on 11/28/11

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Mon, 11/28/2011 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Black Tradeswomen & Seattle Sick Leave

Black Tradeswomen & Sick Leave in Seattle

Fewer Black women are entering and staying in the building and construction trades than in the 1970s. Portland State University Professor Roberta Hunte provides insights into institutional barriers and survival strategies for our sisters of color. Jamie Partridge co-hosts

In the second half of the show, co-host John Walsh talks with Dave Freiboth, Executive Secretary Treasurer of the King County Labor Council, about Seattle’s new mandatory Paid Sick Leave law.

Labor Radio on 10/24/11

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Mon, 10/24/2011 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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New Workers’ Center & Bus Transfer Campaign

New Workers’ Center & Bus Transfer Campaign

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. Co-host Jamie Partridge interviews one of the center’s founders.

In the second half of the show, co-host John Walsh talks with OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon about Bus Riders Unite! and their current campaign for a more fair bus transfer policy on TriMet.

Labor Radio on 10/10/11

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Mon, 10/10/2011 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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Wobbly Special, all about the IWW!

Al Bradbury and Angela MacWhinnie bring you a Very Special Episode of Labor Radio, all about the IWW! Tonight's Wobbly guests include:

Labor Radio on 09/26/11

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Mon, 09/26/2011 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Interview of candidates for US Congress, Dist. 1

Oregon's special election to replace David Wu for U.S. Congress, District 1 has produced three candidates for the Democratic primary, November 8th. Host Jamie Partridge interviews 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.

Labor Radio on 09/05/11

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Mon, 09/05/2011 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Labor Day Picnic 2011

"The Disappearing Middle Class"

Join host Bill Zimmerman as he discusses local and national current events at the 2011 "Labor Day Picnic".

Labor Radio on 08/22/11

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Mon, 08/22/2011 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Letter Carriers Resist Postal Shock Doctrine

Letter Carriers, JOBS with JUSTICE and VOZ

KBOO 90.7 FM, streaming at KBOO.fm (also archived at kboo.fm/node/30365)

Monday, August 22nd, 6 – 6:30pm.

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.

Labor Radio on 05/09/11

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Mon, 05/09/2011 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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Free Versus Fair Trade, a Two Hour Special

Local, national, and international guests share the perspective of working people, as three more free trade agreements head to Congress:

  • Korea, the biggest volume deal since NAFTA
  • Colombia, where more unionists are killed than in the rest of the world combined and whose number of displaced persons is rivaled only by Sudan, and
  • Panama, the country with financial regulation so lax an intern could set up a fake corporation in minutes, over the phone.

Hear the voices of need before greed and support Portland’s Community Radio Station, KBOO, during Spring Membership Drive.

Co-hosted by Bill Zimmerman and John Walsh.

Labor Radio on 07/12/10

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Mon, 07/12/2010 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Uses of a Whirlwind

“We are in the middle of a whirlwind of struggle and opportunities for fundamental change abound; it’s just a question of how we use them.”  Or so say the members of Team Colors, a self-described “militant research” collective, who have just released a provocative new book called Uses of a Whirlwind: Movement, Movements, and Contemporary Radical Currents in t

Labor Radio on 09/07/09

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Mon, 09/07/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Today is Labor Day!

Tune in from 8 until 11 AM, as KBOO's Labor Radio Collective and the Old Mole Variety Hour join forces for three hours of special programming about the lives and struggles of the women and men who do the work.
 

 Call-in and share stories about your own job on Labor Day Talk Radio.
 

 

 

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Insurgent Brazil greets the World Cup -- a conversation with Eduardo Albergaria

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Sat, 06/07/2014
Strikes, protests and occupations greet the arrival of the World Cup in Brazil this week.  In one of the world's most unequal societies, the Workers Party government is spending tens of billions of dollars building world class stadiums, displacing slum dwellers, and ramping up police and the armed forces, preparing for the huge world soccer championship -- while healthcare, education and public transportation suffer cuts.  Eduardo Albergaria, aide to a Congressional minister and activist in the Party of Socialism and Freedom (PSOL), talks with Labor Radio host Jamie Partridge about the opportunities and challenges facing the working class struggle.
  • Length: 29:40 minutes (27.16 MB)
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A solid strike threat wins at PSU -- an interview with educator Jose Padin

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Sat, 04/12/2014
Sociology professor and AAUP member-organizer Jose Padin reflects on the strike threat, faculty solidarity and student-community support which won educators a new contract at Portland State University
  • Length: 13:27 minutes (12.31 MB)
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Comentarios de Acompañantes de Corteros Colombianos, Chicago, Conferencia de Labor Notes

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Fri, 04/04/2014
JUAN PABLO OCHOA Y ALBERTO BEJARANO DE LA CORPORACIÓN HUMANIDAD MAESTRA VIDA PARTICIPARON IN LA CONFERENCIA DE LABOR NOTES EN CHICAGO, ABRIL 4-6, 2014.  ESCUCHA SUS COMENTARIOS EN UN TALLER REFERENTE A LUCHAS LABORALES LATINOAMERICANAS.
  • Length: 15:58 minutes (14.62 MB)
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March1014finalforair

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Mon, 03/10/2014
  • Genre: Blues
  • Length: 27:52 minutes (25.52 MB)
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March1014finalforair

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Mon, 03/10/2014

Interviews with students and teachers at Portland State University, fighting for a fair contract.

Stand with Teachers for Racial Equity (raw audio)

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Mon, 01/27/2014
The Portland Teachers Solidarity Campaign, with the Portland Parent Union and the Portland Student Union, held a press conference prior to the January 21st school board meeting, declaring that support for the Portland Association of Teachers demands for lower class sizes and wrap-around support services, less standardized testing, an end to racist school closures, and resources targeted to low-income schools, all would help create racial equity.  The crowd of a dozen parents, teachers and students called for the board to quit stalling and settle a fair, equitable contract with the teachers.  Recording (raw audio) by Jamie Partridge.

Jefferson HS students walkout for their teachers (raw audio)

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Fri, 01/10/2014
Jefferson High School students walked out Friday to support Portland teachers in their bitter contract struggle with the Portland school district.  Emphasizing class size and workload, prep time and individual instruction, the students called for the Schools Portland Students Demand, saying that their teachers working conditions are students learning conditions.  Organized by the Jefferson Student Union, the activists also emphasized demands specifc to their school, Oregon's only majority African American high school, which they said had been labeled a "failure" and disrespected in the news media.  They also criticized the school district for "racist school closures" in majority Black and Brown schools in the Jefferson cluster.  This raw audio was recorded by KBOO labor reporter, Jamie Partridge.

Machinist reformer runs for international president

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Mon, 12/23/2013
Jay Cronk, former national staffer for the machinist union (IAM), is campaigning to unseat international president, Tom Buffenbarger on a platform of union democracy.  Labor Radio reporter Jamie Partridge caught up with Cronk just prior to his arrival in Seattle, where IAM District 751 (Boeing) members had just resoundingly voted down a contract that was recommended by Buffenbarger.

  • Length: 18:06 minutes (16.57 MB)
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Students Speak Out: the Portland Student Union and the Struggle to Save our Schools

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 11/11/2013

Hear from student organizers with Portland Student Union building power for the schools they deserve.

CHECK OUT:
http://www.facebook.com/PortlandStudentUnion

Other resources on the current contract and community support:
http://www.pdxteachers.org
http://www.facebook.com/PortlandTeachersandParentsTogether
http://www.teachersandparentstogether.com/

MAQUILA WORKERS IN NICARAGUA TRY TO FORM UNIONS

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Mon, 09/23/2013

A MAQUILA WORKER IN NICARAGUA DESCRIBES THE FIGHT TO FORM A UNION. AS FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS HAVE PROLIFERATED, MAQUILAS - PLANTS USED BY TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATIONS IN ORDER TO PAY LESS IN WAGES TO WORKERS AND TAXES TO GOVERNMENTS - HAVE SPREAD ACROSS LATIN AMERICA, BRINGING AN ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR THE LARGELY FEMALE WORKFORCE THAT COMES WITH PERSONAL AND SOCIAL COSTS.

  • Length: 13:43 minutes (12.55 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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