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

Episode Archive

Fair Wage Policy & Sanctuary for Day Laborer

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 10/27/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Fair Wage Policy & Sanctuary for Day Laborer
The first half of this weeks show features excerpts from a community hearing on the City of Portland Fair Wage Policy, which drew over a hundred low-wage workers and their allies, who testified before representatives of Mayor Hales and Commissioner Saltman.  Janitors, security guards, parking attendants, civic stadium and others who work for companies that contract with the City are fighting for a fifteen dollar fair wage.  In the second half of the show, we hear excerpts from a rally outside the US Citizenship and Immigration Service office in support of Francisco Aguirre, a day labor organizer facing deportation, who has taken refuge in the sanctuary of Augustana Church.

Labor Radio on 10/20/14

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 10/20/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 10/13/14

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 10/13/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 09/29/14

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 09/29/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Climate March and Trans Pacific Partnership

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Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 09/22/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Climate March and Trans Pacific Partnership

Portland’s People’s Climate March, takes place this Sunday in solidarity with the massive mobilization in New York City.  Co-host Jamie Partridge interviews members of the labor contingent.  In the second half of the show, Elizabeth Swager, director of the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign, talks with co-host John Walsh about the dangers of “smart tracking” the free-trade deal, the Trans Pacific Partnership.

Labor Radio on 09/15/14

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 09/15/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 09/08/14

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 09/08/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 09/01/14

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 09/01/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Unions fight for Climate Jobs and Fifteen Now

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Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 08/25/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Update on Climate Jobs and Fifteen Now
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 OR landd_2@q.com

Labor Radio on 08/18/14

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 08/18/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Audio

March1014finalforair

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 03/10/2014

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

March1014finalforair

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 03/10/2014
  • Genre: Blues
  • Length: 27:52 minutes (25.52 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Stand with Teachers for Racial Equity (raw audio)

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Labor Radio
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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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Labor Radio
program date: 
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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Labor Radio
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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
program date: 
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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Labor Radio
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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)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

City Workers Rally Against Privatization (raw audio)

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 08/26/2013

City Workers rallied on August 14th against privatization and for a fair union contract.  The District Council of Trade Unions, representing laborers, office workers, electricians, painters, operating engineers, plumbers, and machinists, turned out several hundred members and allies to send a message to City Hall.  Recorded by Jamie Partridge

  • Length: 20:37 minutes (28.32 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Labor Radio on 8/26/13

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 08/26/2013

We feature interviews from the city of Portland workers' solidarity rally on August 14, 2013 and we discuss the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. 

More resources:

NW Labor Press article on outsourcing at the City of Portland

Book review of the March on Washington by William P. Jones

Colombia strike article on Common Dreams

 

 

  • Length: 27:16 minutes (24.96 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

ASOTRECOL Hits Two Year Mark in Their Huelga; Injured Colombian GM Workers Fight for Justice

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 08/05/2013

At the beginning of August the Colombian autoworkers organized as ASOTRECOL, hurt on the job and then illegally kicked to the curb by General Motors, passed the two year mark in their continuous tent occupation in front of the US embassy in Bogotá. We called UAW retiree Frank Hammer, with them now, for a live update on what’s happening with the struggle in Colombia and solidarity in North America.

For more background, see http://asotrecol.com/ ; to donate in support of ASOTRECOL workers and families, go to http://www.youcaring.com/help-a-neighbor/feed-the-struggle/67614 ; to watch an excellent documentary in Spanish, click on http://youtu.be/xbj7Vl8Sbv8

 

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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