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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

The Fight for Democracy in Honduras

Program: 
Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 12/09/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Short Description: 
An interview with a participant in the Honduras Solidarity Network Delegation reports back.

Labor Radio on 12/02/13

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Program: 
Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 12/02/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Short Description: 
Discussions On Working Class Issues

BOEING - CORPORATE GREED VERSUS WORKERS AND COMMUNITIES

Program: 
Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 11/25/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Short Description: 
BOEING - CORPORATE GREED VERSUS WORKERS AND COMMUNITIES
BOEING
CORPORATE GREED VERSUS WORKERS AND COMMUNITIES: A SHOP FLOOR WORKER'S PERSPECTIVE
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BOEING JUST DEMANDED MASSIVE MID-CONTRACT CONCESSIONS FROM THE MACHINISTS AND HUGE TAXBREAKS FROM THE STATE OF WASHINGTON, UNDER THE THREAT OF MOVING NEW AIRPLANE ASSEMBLY WORK ELSEWHERE. THIS FROM A HIGHLY PROFITABLE CORPORATION DEEPLY ROOTED IN THE REGION. WHAT IS GOING ON? HEAR WHAT A LONG-TIME BOEING WORKER HAS TO SAY.

photo credit: Mark Mulligan/TheHerald/AP/Aljazeera

Students Speak Out: the Portland Student Union and the Struggle to Save our Schools

Program: 
Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 11/11/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Short Description: 
Labor Radio speaks with Portland Student Union members
For background on the teachers' contract issues, see our episode last month on Fighting for the Schools Portland Students Deserve.

While interviewing Alexia, Ian, Emma, and Lily from the Portland Student Union, the following websites were referenced:

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/

Labor Radio on 11/04/13

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Program: 
Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 11/04/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Short Description: 
Discussions On Working Class Issues

Save the People's Postal Service

Program: 
Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 10/28/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Short Description: 
Save the People's Postal Service
This update on the struggle to save the people's postal service includes speeches from national union presidents and  interviews with grassroots postal activists, from New York, Philadelphia and Portland.  Host Jamie Partridge reports on the fight against cuts, closures, delay of mail, privatization and union busting. 

Fighting for The Schools Portland Students Deserve

Program: 
Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 10/14/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
The local teachers' struggle
Labor Radio interviewed students, parents, and teachers about the local showdown between teachers and the PPS district over contract negotiations, as well as the solidarity campaign that's developed throughout the city to involve community members in speaking out for the schools Portland Students deserve.

Labor Radio on 10/07/13

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Program: 
Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 10/07/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Short Description: 
Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 09/30/13

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Program: 
Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 09/30/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Short Description: 
Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 09/23/13

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Program: 
Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 09/23/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Short Description: 
Discussions On Working Class Issues

Audio

Tri-Met Riders Unite! and Inquisitive Frog Visits Rep. Blumenauer

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 07/11/2011

OPAL http://www.opalpdx.org/2011/02/campaign-for-a-fair-transfer-kickoff-feb-21/"I absolutely love bus organizing.  Bus riders are my people."

As Tri-Met raises fares and decreases service, a bus ticket costs more than ever and may not get you as far.  A growing network of working-class transit riders are reaching out to each other on the bus and organizing to demand transfers that last three hours instead of two.  We speak with community organizer Crystal Wabnum of OPAL (Organizing People, Activating Leaders) about the Campaign for a Fair Transfer.

Song: "Well May the World Go," Pete Seeger.

"Free trade!  It sounds good: free."

Franklin the Frog Visits Earl Blumenauer

 

Puppet Franklin the Frog and puppeteer Paige Shell-Spurling paid a recent visit to Representative Earl Blumenauer's office, where they witnessed a teach-in on three free trade agreements coming up for imminent votes.  We interview the two of them about the issues, other creative actions this week, and the role of art in the movement.  See the video of their visit!  And find more info on the issues at Oregon Fair Trade Campaign and Portland Central America Solidarity Committee.

 

  • Length: 27:43 minutes (19.03 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 22kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

Delegación de Sinaltrainal en Estados Unidos

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Sun, 07/10/2011

Sindicalistas de Colombia hablan sobre el TLC y derechos laborales.

  • Length: 13:36 minutes (12.45 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Portland Rising Day of Action for Good Jobs

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 06/27/2011

Portland Rising , a project of JOBS with JUSTICE, is calling worker rights activists to Get on the Bus for a Day of Action.  On June 30th several busloads of demonstrators will travel to job sites in support of multiple unions whose contracts expire on that same day.  UNITE HERE organizer Eryn Slack and IBU negotiator Jose Flores are interviewed by co-host Jamie Partridge

  • Length: 12:56 minutes (17.76 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Pride At Work Oregon: the LGBT Movement in the Labor Community

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 06/27/2011

Pride At Work Oregon organizes for LGBT and labor rights.  Labor Radio features an interview with Oregon chapter president Shellea Allen and board member John Eder.

  • Length: 10:33 minutes (9.66 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

New Hope for Single Payer! and West Coast Unity for San Francisco Hotel Workers

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 06/13/2011

http://www.laborforsinglepayer.org/images/trumka.jpgRN and longtime health care and labor activist Betsy Zucker brings us some major good news in the campaign for single payer, including a groundbreaking victory in Vermont and a change of direction from labor's top organizational leadership.  For more info on the upcoming training for single-payer advocates (Saturday June 25th, 10 am) contact Portland Jobs with Justice.  (See also this recent article from Labor Notes, "Still Paying Through the Nose, Labor Campaigns for Single Payer.")

http://hotelfranksf.info/photos.html

 

Then, bellhop Marc Norton, who worked for almost twelve years as a bellhop at the Hotel Frank in San Francisco tells how the new hotel owners have tried to break the longtime union, and how workers there are fighting back (check out their web site hotelfranksf.info and on Facebook Boycott Hotel Frank).  Portland IWW member Noah is helping organize a solidarity rally at Portland's Hotel Lucia (400 SW Broadway, Friday June 17th, 4 pm, portlandiww@gmail.com).

(Image credits: Left: Trumka and Kucinich at Labor Campaign for Single Payer meeting, http://www.laborforsinglepayer.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=130:afl-cio-welcomes-labor-campaign-for-single-payer; Right: Hotel Frank demonstration, http://hotelfranksf.info/photos.html)

 

  • Length: 28:17 minutes (11.33 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 22kHz 56Kbps (CBR)

City's Seasonal Workers Struggle for Basic Union Rights

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 05/23/2011

Seasonal Maintenance Workers who work in the Portland Parks are struggling for basic union rights.  Laborers local 483 organizer Erica Askin is interviewed by host Jamie Partridge

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Anti-union campaign threatens Portland's French School closure

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 05/23/2011

Massene Mboup, Co-President of the Associated French School Employees, tells host Jamie Partridge how his administration is trying to bust their union by threatening to close their school

 

Fair Trade and a Producers Cooperative in Peru

program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 05/09/2011

An interview with Santiago Paz of a Peruvian cooperative producing coffee, cacao, sugar, and more for fair trade.

  • Length: 8:30 minutes (7.79 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Free Trade and the Political Economy of Illicit Drugs

program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 05/09/2011

Sanho Tree, Director of the Drug Policy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, discusses free trade and the political economy of illicit drugs.

  • Length: 7:06 minutes (6.5 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Colombian Unionist Speaks Out Against the Free Trade Agreement

program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 05/09/2011

Gerardo Cajamarca, of the Colombian union Sinaltrainal, talks about the proposed free trade agreement.  This is an edited translation of the interview in Spanish also posted here.

  • Length: 8:24 minutes (7.69 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

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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