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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

Racial Health Disparities and the Affordable Care Act

Program: 
Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 01/06/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Short Description: 
Racial Health Disparities and the Affordable Care Act

Who is Joe Hill?

Program: 
Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 12/30/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Short Description: 
Ron Verzuh has produced a video about Joe Hill and will discuss his discoveries along the way.
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IMMIGRATION REFORM & THE LABOR MOVEMENT

Program: 
Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 12/23/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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IMMIGRATION REFORM & THE LABOR MOVEMENT
DURING A SEASON WHEN MANY PEOPLE GATHER WITH THEIR FAMILIES, ARCHAIC LAWS THAT SUBORDINATE HUMAN NEED TO CORPORATE GREED KEEP IMMIGRANT FAMILIES APART OR IN PERIL. WITH IMMIGRATION REFORM NOW ON THE NATIONAL POLITICAL AGENDA, HARD TACTICAL CHOICES FACE THE MOVEMENT FOR JUSTICE. WHAT IS MOST NECESSARY FOR IMMIGRANT WORKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES? HOW MUCH IS ACHIEVABLE, AND WHICH APPROACH IS MOST EFFECTIVE? WHEN WILL WE TRULY HAVE JUSTICE FOR ALL?

JOIN US AS WE TALK WITH PORTLAND ACTIVISTS MARCO MEJIA AND JAMIE TRINKLE ABOUT IMMIGRATION REFORM AND THE LABOR MOVEMENT AT THIS CRUCIAL JUNCTURE.

RESOURCES FOR MORE INFORMATION:
PORTLAND JOBS WITH JUSTICE: 503-236-5573

Labor Radio on 12/16/13

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Program: 
Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 12/16/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Short Description: 
Discussions On Working Class Issues

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
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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. 

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Beaverton School Custodians on Chopping Block

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 04/25/2011

Two custodians at Beaverton public schools, Mason Young and Steve Specht, talk with host Jamie Partridge about their struggle to prevent possible  layoffs or pay cuts of 30% to 50%  for over a hundred of their fellow custodians, members of the Oregon School Employees Association, chapter 48.

  • Length: 15:14 minutes (20.92 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Workers Helping Workers

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 04/18/2011

Workers Feeding Workers

 Labor troubador George Mann talks about his friend Anne Feeney and an upoming concert in her honor.

On May 14th, letter carriers and their customers across the country participate in the largest, 1-day food drive of the year. Jean Kemp-Ware from the Oregon Food Bank tells you how you can adopt a letter carrier and help stamp out hunger.

Portland Rising: Fifteen Thousand Workers in Collective Bargaining This Summer

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 04/11/2011

Negotiating a collective bargaining agreement is tough.  Negotiating during hard economic times is even tougher. Despite the down economy, workers across the state -- including 15,000 Portland workers in bargaining right now -- are staying on the offense to fight for jobs, fairness and the respect we all deserve. We speak with Toby Green of Laborers Local 483, Al Shropshire, a welder and member of the United Association of Plumbers, Steamfitters, and Apprentices, and Jerry Kohler, a Mt. Hood Community College faculty member and member of Oregon Education Association about their contract struggles, pickets and strikes, and why they are uniting in the Portland Rising campaign this summer.

  • Length: 26:15 minutes (18.03 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 22kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

STOP WAGE THEFT in OREGON

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Thu, 04/07/2011
Michael Dale, director of the Northwest Worker Justice Project, speaks with Labor Radio's Jamie Partridge about legislation to combat wage theft currently before the Oregon legislature.  The Oregon Coalition to Stop Wage Theft held a Town Hall in Southeast Portland Thursday evening where low-wage workers shared their stories about the impact of wage theft on them, their families and communities.
  • Length: 5:39 minutes (7.76 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

OR AFL-CIO President Tom Chamberlain @ WE ARE ONE Rally

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 04/04/2011

OR AFL-CIO President Tom Chamberlain exhorts union members at the April 4th We Are One rally to follow the left road, the path of Martin Luther King Jr.

Coalition of Black Trade Unionists' Donna Hammond at WE ARE ONE rally

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 04/04/2011

Coalition of Black Trade Unionists' Donna Hammond inspires the crowd at the April 4th WE ARE ONE rally

  • Length: 7:00 minutes (9.61 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Sindicato Colombiano Viene a EU Para Denunciar Sodexo y Kraft Food Por Abusos Laborales

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Sat, 04/02/2011

Sindicalista Colombiano Denuncia Sodexo y Kraft Food Por Abusos Laborales

  • Length: 8:58 minutes (8.21 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Madison Voices

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 03/28/2011

What some of the folks rallying at the Wisconsin state capitol March 19th had to say to us here in Oregon.

  • Length: 9:26 minutes (8.63 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Mt Hood Community College Faculty Fights for Fairness

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 03/28/2011

Jamie Partridge interviews Jack Schommer, president of the Mt Hood Community College faculty association, and Sarah Williams, president-elect and chair of the bargaining committee, who detail their struggle for a fair contract and possible strike in the face of a board which insists on major give-backs from the workers.

  • Length: 17:29 minutes (24 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Best of Times, Worst of Times: Waking Up the Slumbering Giant in Wisconsin

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 03/14/2011

Madison protest photo from In These TimesWill 2011 be remembered the beginning of a great uprising, or labor's last gasp?  Governors in Wisconsin and across the country are pushing draconian measures to cut public services and the power of working people, but union workers and their allies are mobilizing resistance on a scale not seen for decades in this country.

We speak with Adam Sanchez, member of Portland Association of Teachers and ILWU Local 5, who recently traveled to Madison to join protesters occupying the Capitol.

"I think what we're going to see is a concerted attempt to lower the standard of living of American workers for at least a ten-year period to a point where we can compete with these emerging economies, like China, Brazil.... and that there's not going to be massive resistance to that?  There's no way that's gonna happen."

We also speak with a first grade teacher and member of Milwaukee Teachers' Education Association who was in the Capitol Thursday when the anti-union bill passed the Assembly.

Links mentioned in the show:

Photo: In These Times, March 13, 2011, "In Madison, nearly 100,000 protest Gov. Walker's corporatist vision"

 

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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