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

Episode Archive

Labor Radio on 08/20/12

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Mon, 08/20/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 08/13/12

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Mon, 08/13/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 08/06/12

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Mon, 08/06/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Labor Radio on 07/30/12

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Mon, 07/30/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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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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Mon, 05/07/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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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

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City Workers Rally Against Privatization (raw audio)

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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)
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Labor Radio on 8/26/13

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

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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

 

Longshore pensioner protest

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Mon, 07/08/2013

KBOO labor reporter Jamie Partridge on the scene at a protest of over a hundred longshore workers, pensioners, family members and community supporters assembled outside and inside Pacific Maritime Association headquarters

  • Length: 14:59 minutes (20.57 MB)
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END THE LOCKOUT! Longshore community solidarity rally

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Mon, 06/24/2013

Lataya Dailey, organizer of Monday's community rally in solidarity with ILWU 8 & 4 against the lockout by Columbia Grain and United Grain, speaks with KBOO labor reporter, Jamie Partridge.  She also speaks to the crowd of a couple dozen supporters outside the office of Columbia Grain in the Wells Fargo building downtown Portland.

  • Length: 10:41 minutes (14.68 MB)
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US Policy's Role in Fostering Violence in Honduras; el Papel de EEUU en la Violencia Hondureña

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Mon, 06/24/2013

A GROUP OF US SENATORS HAVE WRITTEN THE STATE DEPARTMENT A LETTER CHALLENGING POLICIES ABETTING VIOLENCE AND IMPUNITY IN HONDURAS. JESUIT PRIEST PADRE MELO OF RADIO PROGRESO, HONDURAS, VISITED PORTLAND IN APRIL AND SPOKE ABOUT THAT VERY SUBJECT. HIS REMARKS WERE TRANSLATED BY LUCY EDWARDS OF THE HONDURAS ACCOMPANIMENT PROJECT.

UN GRUPO DE SENADORES ESTADOUNIDENSES HAN ESCRITO UNA CARTA AL DEPARTAMENTO DE ESTADO DENUNCIANDO POLÍTICAS APOYANDO VIOLENCIA E IMPUNIDAD EN HONDURAS. EL JESUITA PADRE MELO DE LA RADIO PROGRESO, HONDURAS, VISITÓ A PORTLAND EN ABRIL Y HABLÓ SOBRE PRECISAMENTE ESO. TRADUCCIÓN POR LUCY EDWARDS DE PROAH.

http://radioprogresohn.com/contentrp/

http://radioprogresohonduras.blogspot.com/

  • Length: 25:41 minutes (23.51 MB)
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290 Organizing and YNPN (Young Non-Profit Professionals Network)

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Mon, 06/17/2013

A 2-part show featuring YNPN in the first segment and 290 Organizing in the second.

  • Length: 27:34 minutes (25.24 MB)
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Seattle Fast Food Workers Strike Back Part 1

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Mon, 06/10/2013

Two members of the Portland IWW describe their experience as members of a Portland delegation to Seattle on May 30, 2013 to support fast food workers walking out in the latest of a string of "strike first" actions by fast food workers demanding a $15 minimum wage and the right to organize. We highlight interviews with two of the Seattle area workers who participated in the strike action. Music by Ironwood.

Alternatives to Austerity 101

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Mon, 05/27/2013

This week's Labor Radio show features an interview with economist Robin Hahnel digging into the argument of Friday May 24th's Op Ed "Austerity is not the way to fix Portland's Budget". KBOO News reporter Robin Ryan interviews one city worker facing layoff. And we also play a new track by Rebel Diaz called "Chicago Teacher".

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Bill Fletcher - How do we fight back in the age of Obama?

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Sat, 05/18/2013

Bill Fletcher is a long-time racial justice, labor, and international activist, scholar, and author.  He has served in leadership positions with many prominent union and labor organizations, including the AFL-CIO and the Service Employees International Union.  Fletcher is the immediate past president of TransAfrica Forum and is the coauthor, with Fernando Gapasin (heard here introducing Bill Fletcher), of Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path Toward Social Justice.  Fletcher was in Northeast Portland, speaking at an event sponsored by the International Socialist Organization on May 18th, 2013 as part of a tour promoting his new book: "They're Bankrupting Us" and Twenty Other Myths about Unions.

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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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