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 04/15/13

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Mon, 04/15/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 04/08/13

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Mon, 04/08/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Labor Radio on 03/25/13

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Social Equality Educators & Social Justice Autoworkers

In the first half of the show, Adam Sanchez of Portland's Social Equality Educators describes local resistance to the corporate education "reform" agenda of school closures, charter schools, high-stakes standardized testing, merit pay and union-busting.  In the second half, Wendy Thompson, former president of United Auto Workers local 235 in Detroit and activist with Autoworker Caravan talks about the rebellion against the ten-hour day and "alternative scheduling" in the auto industry.

Labor Radio on 03/18/13

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Mon, 03/18/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Labor Radio on 03/11/13

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Mon, 03/11/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Wildcat! The Great Postal Strike of 1970

Tara Lee, retired letter carrier and a leader of the great U.S. postal strike, and  Keeanga Yamahtta Taylor, of the African American Studies department at Northwestern University and editor of the International Socialist Review, discuss the 1970 wildcat strike and its implications for today's labor movement.

Labor Radio on 03/04/13

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Mon, 03/04/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Labor Radio on 02/25/13

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Building the Postal Fightback

Jim Cook, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers, Branch 82 (Portland Metro area), discusses the attacks on the postal service and the struggle to save it.

Labor Radio on 02/18/13

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Mon, 02/18/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Labor Radio on 02/11/13

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Mon, 02/11/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Labor Radio on 02/04/13

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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"

 

Hospital Union Victory

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Mon, 02/28/2011
St. Charles Medical Center Workers voted to join SEIU 49 in the largest private sector union victory in Oregon for decades.  Union activist and pharmacy tech, Joanne Kennedy, tells host Jamie Partridge how the over 600 workers at the Bend hospital banded together to resist outsourcing and stagnant wages.

Blacks in the Trades 2

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Mon, 02/28/2011
Equity for African Americans in local building and construction work, featuring Maurice Rahming, president of the National Association of Minority Contractors of Oregon and CEO of the union firm O’Neil Electric, and Donna Hammond, a journeyman electrician with IBEW 48. Host Jamie Partridge conducts the interview.
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On Wisconsin! Workers Rights Under Attack

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Mon, 02/21/2011

The basic right to organize and bargain collectively is under attack in Wisconsin, with wider implications for labor and democracy in the United States.  Four activists spoke live by telephone from various parts of Wisconsin about the specifics of the attack and about how people are fighting back.

  • Length: 26:01 minutes (23.82 MB)
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VAN JONES - our fight for good green jobs

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Mon, 02/21/2011

Van Jones , environmental justice leader and former Obama advisor on the Green Economy, gives progressives advice on the fight for good jobs.

Organizing Strategy Special: The 2011 Egyptian Revolution

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Mon, 02/14/2011


Eyptian Portlander Ahmad Raslan lays out the crescendo of events that brought eight million people into the streets and toppled the Mubarak regime last week:

"The working-class people in many many cities, for the last three days, they started going on strikes.  There was a threat of civil disobedience across the entire Egypt.  And I think that's what made the military at the end tell the president 'We can't afford this.  If working-class people start getting into this from a strike perspective and from a civil disobedience perspective, then we have to end it.' And they ended it."

Stanford Professor of Middle East History Joel Beinin, author of Justice For All: The Struggle for Worker Rights in Egypt, traces the remarkable wave strikes and sit-ins in which two million Egyptian workers have taken part over the last ten years:

"So people learned that you can struggle and you can win and it might be worthwhile.  And once that barrier of fear is broken, then anything is possible, in an authoritarian regime, because it's the fear that the regime depends on for maintaining its power."

Plus, new songs for the revolution from Ramy Essam and Mohamed Mounir.

Photo: Telecommunication workers on strike, February 9, 2011, Hossam el-Hamalawy, http://www.flickr.com/photos/elhamalawy/5431909481/

 

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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