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 07/29/13

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Mon, 07/29/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 07/22/13

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Mon, 07/22/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Striking Daimler machinists & painters on day 22

Striking Daimler machinists and painters face strike-breakers and loss of pay & medical benefits.  On day 22 of their work stoppage against the Portland truck plant, Dwain Panian and Ryan Collins, talk with co-hosts Jamie Partridge and John Walsh about their struggle for a decent union contract.  The strike has idled 588 machinists and painters as well as 117 members of teamsters and service employees union locals who work at the plant.  The company is offering no increases in the pay and benefit package, despite a four year compensation freeze during which time productivity increased 25 percent.

Labor Radio on 07/15/13

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Mon, 07/15/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Labor Radio on 07/08/13

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Mon, 07/08/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Low Wage & Contingent Workers Struggle -- Part 2 of our interview with two Portland IWW organizers who were part of a delegation to Seattle to support the fast food worker "Strike on Poverty" last month. We'll also here from two Oregon Zoo employees who are part of an active union organizing drive.

Labor Radio on 07/01/13

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Mon, 07/01/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Labor Radio on 06/24/13

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Mon, 06/24/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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PADRE MELO TALKS ABOUT THE ROLE OF US POLICY IN FOSTERING VIOLENCE IN HONDURAS

LABOR RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS, AND BOTH HAVE BEEN UNDER ATTACK IN HONDURAS SINCE THE COUP 4 YEARS AGO JUNE 28TH. PADRE MELO, DIRECTOR OF RADIO PROGRESO AND OF THE JESUIT SOCIAL ACTION CENTER ERIC IN EL PROGRESO, HONDURAS, VISITED PORTLAND IN APRIL AND TALKED ABOUT THE ROLE OF US POLICY IN FOSTERING VIOLENCE IN HONDURAS. HIS REMARKS ARE ESPECIALLY TIMELY NOW, AS 21 US SENATORS SEND THE STATE DEPARTMENT A LETTER CALLING FOR ACCOUNTABILITY FOR US FINANCING OF THE HONDURAN MILITARY AND POLICE.

Labor Radio on 06/17/13

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Mon, 06/17/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Labor Radio on 06/10/13

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Mon, 06/10/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Labor Radio on 06/03/13

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Mon, 06/03/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Bill Fletcher - How do we fight back in the age of Obama?

Bill Fletcher, nationally known labor and racial justice activist, addresses a Portland audience on the topic "How Do We Fight Back in the Age of Obama?"  Past director of Trans Africa, on the editorial board of the Black Commentator, past Education Director of the AFL-CIO, Fletcher's latest book is "They're Bankrupting Us! And 20 Other Myths about Unions."

Labor Radio on 05/27/13

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Mon, 05/27/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Colombian Union Denounces Labor Abuses by Sodexo and Kraft Food

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Mon, 04/25/2011

Jose Fraybel Melo of the Colombian union Sinaltrainal visits the U.S. to denounce labor abuses by transnational corporations Sodexo and Kraft Food.  This is the English translation of the original interview in Spanish.

  • Length: 7:17 minutes (6.67 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Workers Helping Workers

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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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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)
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STOP WAGE THEFT in OREGON

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

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

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Sat, 04/02/2011

Sindicalista Colombiano Denuncia Sodexo y Kraft Food Por Abusos Laborales

  • Length: 8:58 minutes (8.21 MB)
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Madison Voices

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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)
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Mt Hood Community College Faculty Fights for Fairness

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

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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.

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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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