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

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
Air date: 
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
Air date: 
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.

Labor Radio on 04/20/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 04/20/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

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City's Seasonal Workers Struggle for Basic Union Rights

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Labor Radio
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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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Labor Radio
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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

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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

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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)
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Colombian Unionist Speaks Out Against the Free Trade Agreement

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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)

TLC Colombia-EU y derechos Laborales y Humanos

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 05/09/2011

Una entrevista con Gerardo Cajamarca, sindicalista colombiano, sobre la lucha contra el TLC neoliberal.

Afrocolombians and the Free Trade Agreement

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

Marino Córdoba, an Afrocolombian activist displaced from his hometown and now in exile in the U.S., talks about the situation of Afrocolombian and indigenous communities in the shadow of free trade.

  • Length: 5:26 minutes (4.98 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

UC grad students occupy union hall, train web cams on uncounted ballots -- EXTENDED ONLINE VERSION

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Labor Radio
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Tue, 05/03/2011

On Monday, May 2nd, a group of University of California graduate students began a sit-in at their own union hall, UAW Local 2865.  The students are demanding the completion of an interrupted vote count in a closely contested race between two slates for union leadership.  Since Saturday night when the vote count was halted, the insurgent caucus has been using web cams to monitor the boxes of still uncounted ballots.  Late Monday night, KBOO spoke with Jessica Taal, a candidate for Head Steward at UC Davis and a member of the Academic Workers for a Democratic Union caucus, which is challenging the incumbent United for Social and Economic Justice caucus.

  • Length: 13:16 minutes (5.31 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 22kHz 56Kbps (CBR)

UC grad students occupy union hall, train web cams on uncounted ballots -- SHORT BROADCAST VERSION

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Labor Radio
program date: 
Tue, 05/03/2011

On Monday, May 2nd, a group of University of California graduate students began a sit-in at their own union hall, UAW Local 2865.  The students are demanding the completion of an interrupted vote count in a closely contested race between two slates for union leadership.  Since Saturday night when the vote count was halted, the insurgent caucus has been using web cams to monitor the boxes of still uncounted ballots.  Late Monday night, KBOO spoke with Jessica Taal, a candidate for Head Steward at UC Davis and a member of the Academic Workers for a Democratic Union caucus, which is challenging the incumbent United for Social and Economic Justice caucus.

  • Length: 4:19 minutes (1.73 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 22kHz 56Kbps (CBR)

Dosha Salon Workers Unite for a First Union Contract

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Labor Radio
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Tue, 04/26/2011
  • Length: 7:45 minutes (10.65 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (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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