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 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.

Labor Radio on 05/18/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 05/18/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Labor Radio on 05/11/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 05/11/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Labor Radio on 05/04/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 05/04/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Fight for Fifteen @ PSU plus Update on Postal Struggle

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 04/27/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Fight for Fifteen @ PSU plus Update on Postal Struggle
The Fight for Fifteen has come to Portland State University.  Alyssa Pagan of the PSU Student Union explains the connection between the fight for a fifteen dollar minimum wage, tuition hikes, student debt, cops on campus with guns, and the Black Lives Matter movement.  In the second half of the show, host Jamie Partridge talks with local American Postal Workers Union leader Daniel Cortez about the latest fight against the dismantling and privatization of the US Postal Service.

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Graduate Employees Union Emerges at Portland State University

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Mon, 02/01/2016
The Graduate Employees Union (GEU) at Portland State University held its kick-off rally at University Plaza and marched to President Wim Wiewel's office, where they presented testimony and a demand letter for university neutrality in their struggle for union representation.  KBOO's Labor Radio host, Jamie Partridge, interviews graduate student activists, records the rally and captures the drama at the president's office.
  • Length: 28:46 minutes (26.33 MB)
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Black Union Leader Addresses Oregon Labor

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Sun, 11/01/2015
Fred Redmond, a national leader of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists and the A. Philip Randolph Institute, talks with Tina Turner-Morfitt, President of the Oregon chapter of the CBTU about his message to Oregon labor and his work on a  new paper: A Future for Workers: A Contribution from Black Labor, published in July of this year.
  • Length: 19:07 minutes (17.5 MB)
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Oregon AFL-CIO Convention, 2015

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 10/26/2015
Oregon's largest union federation, the AFL-CIO, representing over 100,000 workers, held a convention in Seaside the weekend of Oct. 23 - 25.  Labor Radio co-host Jamie Partridge, a delegate for the letter carriers union, interviews fellow delegates Amanda Hill of the nurses union, Tina Turner-Morfitt of AFSCME and the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, and Anne McDonnell of the laborers about the debate which resulted in endorsement of a $15 minimum wage ballot initiative.  Partridge also talks with Wyatt McMinn of the painters and Rebecca Lewis of the stagehands about their resolution advocating direct action and strike action to battle anti-worker, right-to-work forces.

CALLING OUT FREE TRADE: REMARKS BY REP. KEITH ELLISON IN BUENAVENTURA, COLOMBIA

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 09/28/2015
Rep.Keith Ellison (D-MN), a member of the Congressional Monitoring Group on Labor Rights in Colombia, Co-Chair of the Progressive Caucus, and member of the Black Caucus, went to Colombia to see firsthand the effects of the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement and the defects of the U.S.-Colombia Labor Action Plan. On September 21st he spoke at a public hearing in the Pacific coast port city of Buenaventura about what he had seen and what needs to be done about it.

El congresista Keith Ellison (demócrata de Minnesota), miembro del grupo de monitoreo por congresistas de los derechos laborales en Colombia, co-presidente de la bancada progresista, y miembro de la bancada de gente negra, se fue a Colombia para ver de primera mano los efectos del Tratado de Libre Comercio Colombia-Estados Unidos y los defectos del Plan de Acción Laboral Colombia-Estados Unidos. El día 21 de septiembre él habló en una audiencia pública en la ciudad portuaria de la costa pacífica Buenaventura de lo que ha visto y de lo que hay para hacer.

  • Length: 12:11 minutes (11.15 MB)
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Blessing Workers & Rep. Keith Ellison on Free Trade in Colombia

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 09/28/2015
A Multi-Faith Worker Blessing, sponsored by the Faith-Labor Committee of Portland Jobs with Justice, in commemoration of Pope Francis addressing the US Congress, features talks by low wage workers and faith leaders.  In the second half of the program, US Congressman Keith Ellison addresses a worker assembly in Colombia on the failures of the US free trade agreement.
  • Length: 29:18 minutes (26.82 MB)
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Renters Emergency (press conference)

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Labor Radio
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Tue, 09/15/2015
A Renters Emergency was declared by the Community Alliance of Tenants at a press conference and rally held Tuesday, September 15th at Penninsula Park in North Portland.  Across the street from the rally, attended by about two hundred people, were two empty apartment complexes, the latest evidence of mass evictions sweeping the city this summer.  Tenants and community leaders called for a one year moratorium on no-cause evictions and any rent increases over 5%.
  • Length: 35:46 minutes (32.74 MB)
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INJURED COLOMBIAN WORKERS & "FREE TRADE" PROMISES

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Mon, 09/07/2015
INJURED COLOMBIAN WORKERS FROM THE GENERAL MOTORS PLANT IN BOGOTÁ HAVE OCCUPIED A TENT IN FRONT OF THE U.S. EMBASSY FOR OVER 4 YEARS, SEEKING JUSTICE AND SOME OF THE LABOR RIGHTS PROMISED BEFORE A FREE TRADE AGREEMENT WAS SIGNED BY THE TWO COUNTRIES.  THEY TALK ABOUT THEIR OWN STRUGGLE AND THE LARGER CONTEXT.
THIS INTERVIEW IS AN EXCERPT WITH TRANSLATION FROM THE FULL-LENGTH SPANISH VERSION, WHICH CAN BE FOUND AT 
http://kboo.fm/enlascarpasderesistenciacontrabajadorese 

EN LAS CARPAS DE RESISTENCIA CON TRABAJADORES ENFERMOS COLOMBIANOS

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 09/06/2015
HACE MÁS QUE CUATRO AÑOS LOS TRABAJADORES ENFERMOS MIEMBROS DE ASOTRECOL MANIFIESTAN SU LUCHA POR UN TRATAMIENTO JUSTO Y SU OPOSICIÓN AL TRATADO DE LIBRE COMERCIO COLOMBIA-EEUU EN CARPAS FRENTE A LA EMBAJADA ESTADOUNIDENSE EN BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA.  DOS COMPAÑEROS HABLAN DE LA HISTORIA DE LA LUCHA, DE LO QUE ESTÁ PASANDO EN ESTE MOMENTO Y DE SUS EXPERIENCIAS PROPIAS.
  • Length: 42:09 minutes (38.59 MB)
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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)
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Economists for $15 minimum wage

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Labor Radio
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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)
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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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