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

School Bus Driver and Union President Fights for Fifteen, Sick Leave and Health Care for All

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 02/09/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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School Bus Driver and Union President Fights for Fifteen, Sick Leave and Health Care for All

School bus driver, and local union president, Janice Niang talks with  hosts Fernando Gapasin and Anne McDonnell about how she became a labor activist and about the strategy of her union, the Oregon School Employees Association, to win a fifteen dollar minimum wage, paid sick leave and healthcare for all.

Labor Radio on 02/02/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 02/02/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Health Care for All, a Labor Perspective

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 01/26/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Health Care for All, a Labor Perspective
Health-Care-for-All activists Greg Margolis and Hyung Nam join hosts Jamie Partridge and John Walsh.  Greg joins us from his living room, with a weak but determined voice, as he battles cancer and the limitations of our healthcare system.  Hyung joins us in-studio to explain the limitations of Obamacare and to promote a huge statewide healthcare rally in Salem on February 11.

January 12, 2015

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 01/12/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Radio for Working People!

Coalition of Black Trade Unionist Labor Radio Segment

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Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 01/05/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Highlight 2014 Turkey Project with guest Wade Rogerson, Director Turkey Project

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionist host will interview Wade Rogerson, Director of the Radio Cab Turkey Project that services 4 counties, Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas and Clark county, Washington State. We will discuss the recent  2014 Turkey Project, it's sponsors, volunteers and a current fund raising campaign. 

Racist Police Violence, Low Wages, and Walmart Strikers

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Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 12/22/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Don't Shoot, Poverty and Chilean Walmart strikers
Teresa Raiford, leader of Don't Shoot PDX and an advocate of 15 NOW, talks with host Jamie Partridge about a recent confrontation with Portland police and the Mayor, tying together the struggle against gang warfare and poverty with the fight against racist police violence. In the second half of the show, Kelly Bauer of the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee speaks with host John Walsh on the phone from Chile about a recent strike of ten thousand Walmart workers in that country.

Labor Radio on 12/15/14

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Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 12/15/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

New and Experienced, Fresh Voices for Low Wage Workers

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Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 12/08/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Introducing our Second Monday Hosts
Anne McDonnell, low wage worker, Zoolidarity union activist, 15 NOW pdx leader and Fernando Gapasin, retired union organizer, author and chair of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance of Oregon, take their first turn at hosting Labor Radio's Second Monday show.  Get to know these dedicated working class fighters.

Labor Radio on 12/01/14

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Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 12/01/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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A program by and for working people

Latino Dairy and Dock Workers struggle for respect

Program: 
Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 11/24/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Latino Dairy and Dock Workers struggle for respect
The United Farm Workers are organizing dairy workers associated with Darigold in Washington state.  Jamie Partridge interviews UFW organizer Indira Trejo and Luis, a dairy worker, about their struggles for safe, dignified and healthy working conditions. 

In the second half of the show, John Walsh interviews Jhon Jairo Castro, president of the Buenaventura, Colombia chapter of the Unión Portuaria, the dockworkers’ union.  Buenaventura is Colombia’s biggest port and ground zero of the contradictions of free trade, where wealth both commercial and illicit flows through an impoverished and violence-stricken city with a predominantly Afro-Colombian population. 

Audio

Grassroots Campaign Workers Organize for Respect

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

ASOTRECOL on the eve of the 3rd anniversary in the tents: interview with Jorge Parra

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Labor Radio
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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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VOZ STANDS UP FOR EVERYONE'S RIGHTS, AND IT COSTS THEM

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 07/28/2014
THE VOZ WORKERS' RIGHTS EDUCATION PROJECT, OPERATOR OF THE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CENTER FOR DAY LABORERS IN PORTLAND, HAD TO CHOOSE - DISOWN AN ALLY WHO SUPPORTS MARRIAGE EQUALITY, OR LOSE A GRANT THAT FUNDS ABOUT A QUARTER OF THEIR BUDGET. THEY STUCK WITH THEIR ALLY. ROMEO SOSA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF VOZ, JOINED US IN THE STUDIO TO DISCUSS THAT DECISON, ITS CONSEQUENCES, AND THE SUPPORT VOZ NEEDS NOW. FOR MORE INFO, SEE http://portlandvoz.org/
  • Length: 13:10 minutes (12.05 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

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

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

A solid strike threat wins at PSU -- an interview with educator Jose Padin

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

March1014finalforair

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Labor Radio
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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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Labor Radio
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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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Labor Radio
program date: 
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.

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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