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

Education Remix--Highlights of the Struggle for the Schools Portland Students Deserve

Program: 
Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 01/13/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Short Description: 
Excerpts from the recent Jefferson High School student demo and more!

In light of the rally happening at the Portland Public School District Building as Labor Radio airs today, we're remixing some of our favorite moments in Labor Radio reporting: excerpts from the Jefferson student demonstration on Friday, interviews with students, teachers, and parents, and a new interview with Sekai Edwards, Jefferson High School student union organizer. 

For breaking updates during the rally, you can follow @PATsolidarity, the official twitter handle of the Portland Teachers Solidarity Campaign. You can follow Labor Radio co-host Meredith Reese @Maldelamer.

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
Short Description: 
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
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

Audio

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)

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

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program: 
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: 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

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

Colombian Union Denounces Labor Abuses by Sodexo and Kraft Food

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
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)

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)

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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