Labor Radio

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

Host schedule:

1st Mondays Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
2nd Mondays Megan Hise and Meredith Reese
3rd Mondays Young Emerging Labor Leaders
4th Mondays John Walsh and Jamie Partridge
5th Mondays Lane Poncy and Tim Flanagan

Coming Soon

Latino Dairy and Dock Workers struggle for respect
 

Episode Archive

Labor Radio on 08/06/12

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Mon, 08/06/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 07/30/12

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Mon, 07/30/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 07/23/12

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Mon, 07/23/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Housing Hunger Strike & Labor Notes founder

Jane Slaughter, editor of the Troublemakers Handbook and founder of Labor Notes, talks with co-host John Walsh about plans for a Troublemakers school in Portland.

In the second half of the show, Cameron Whitten, in his 50th day of a hunger strike for housing justice, talks with co-host Jamie Partridge just prior to a massive rally in front of City Hall.

Labor Radio on 06/25/12

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Nuclear Power Restart in Japan? Walmart in Oak Grove?

Nuclear Power Restart in Japan? Walmart in Oak Grove?

Hear what working class people have to say about big businesses affecting their lives on both sides of the Pacific.  Journalist and Labor Notes activist Chie Matsumoto joins us live by phone from Japan (where it will be Tuesday already), then Tom Civiletti and Bob Marshall of No Oak Grove Walmart talk about the fight on Highway 99.

Labor Radio on 05/28/12

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Mon, 05/28/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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STRIKE! East County Teachers & Colombian GM worker

600 school teachers, represented by the Reynolds Education Association (REA) have been on strike for five days. Despite the union’s agreement to the district’s economic demands, the school board has continued to insist on severe attacks on teachers’ working conditions. Co-host Jamie Partridge talks with some of the hundreds of teachers who have been out on the picketline every day.

In the second half of the show, co-host John Walsh recorded a Colombian GM worker, Jorge Parra, speaking with UAW staff at Solidarity House in Detroit about the fightback against dangerous working conditions and a cruel company.

Labor Radio on 05/07/12

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Postal Fightback Stirs

POSTAL FIGHTBACK STIRS

The Postmaster General threatens to close half the sorting facilities, thousands of post offices, end Saturday and door-to-door delivery and eliminate hundreds of thousands of living wage union jobs. Letter carrier unionist, Jamie Partridge, reports on a growing rank-and-file and community network, Communities and Postal Workers United, launched at this weekend’s Labor Notes conference in Chicago.

Labor Radio on 04/02/12

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Mon, 04/02/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Fighting Corporate Impunity: How Can Multinationals Be Held Legally Accountable in the U.S.

Fighting Corporate Impunity: How Can Corporations Be Held Legally Accountable in the U.S. for Abuses of Labor and Human Rights in Other Countries

Labor Radio talks with Daniel Kovalik of the United Steelworkers, who has been counsel to Plaintiffs in prominent international law cases against, among others, The Coca-Cola Company, Drummond and Occidental Petroleum for alleged human rights abuses, including torture and murder, in Colombia - the most dangerous country in the world to be a unionist. Dan was described recently by the Christian Science Monitor as "one of the most prominent defenders of Colombian workers in the United States." He is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and Counterpunch, focusing on critiques of U.S. foreign policy.

Labor Radio on 03/26/12

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Mon, 03/26/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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EAST COUNTY EDUCATORS MAY STRIKE

1,300 school teachers, represented by the Oregon Education Association (OEA) in the Parkrose, Gresham-Barlow and Reynolds school districts, may strike in the next month if their school boards continue down their current path toward implementation of severe attacks on teachers’ benefits and working conditions. Host Jamie Partridge talks with some of the hundreds of teachers attending a March 20th rally at Gresham High Gym.

At the end of the show, Partridge pays tribute to recently deceased labor songwriter and longshore (ILWU) union member, Harry Stamper of Coos Bay

Labor Radio on 03/19/12

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WORKERS DEMOCRACY in VENEZUELA

WORKERS DEMOCRACY in VENEZUELA

Since 1999 and the election of Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan workers have been creating a participatory democracy which they call “Socialism for the 21st Century”. Host Jamie Partridge interviews former Portland organizer Patrick Leet, who has spent the past five years in the midst of this “Bolivarian Revolution.” Leet covers a range of topics, from the Venezuelan labor movement, education system, the media, and housing law to the Latin American common market and neoliberal economics.

At the end of the show, Partridge pays tribute to recently deceased labor songwriter and longshore (ILWU) union member, Harry Stamper of Coos Bay.

Labor Radio on 03/05/12

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Mon, 03/05/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussion on HB4142, Green Jobs in Oregon

Are the Koch Brothers Influencing Oregon Politics?

Please join host Bill Zimmerman as he discusses Oregon HB4142, Oregon Working Familes Party, and Taxi Cab Drivers.

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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.
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  • Length: 29:27 minutes (26.96 MB)
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Climate March Labor Contingent

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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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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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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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Grassroots Campaign Workers Organize for Respect

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Sat, 08/02/2014
Campaign Workers United are fighting for respect at Grassroots Campaign Incorporated.  GCI, a national for-profit fundraiser in eighteen cities, contracts with progressive organizations to raise money on the street.  All the canvassers at the Portland GCI branch have organized a union, with the assistance of the Industrial Workers of the World, and presented their demands to local management at the  East Burnside GCI office Saturday morning.  KBOO labor reporter Jamie Partridge was on the scene, with canvassers Andrew Lee and Liana Clark.
  • Length: 20:47 minutes (19.03 MB)
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ASOTRECOL on the eve of the 3rd anniversary in the tents: interview with Jorge Parra

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Mon, 07/28/2014
August 1st will mark 3 years of occupation in front of the US embassy in Bogotá for ASOTRECOL, the association of injured autoworkers illegally fired by General Motors in Colombia. Jorge Parra, president of ASOTRECOL, spoke with Labor Radio by phone from Bogotá. For more background, see http://www.asotrecol.org/
  • Length: 13:48 minutes (12.64 MB)
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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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