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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

Friedrich could Decimate Labor Movement

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Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 02/01/2016 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Public worker unions under attack--Black unionists & AFSCME director discuss
Our guest is Ken Allen, Executive Director of Oregon AFSCME Council 75. Brother Allen has been the Executive Director since 1995 and is also an International Vice President of AFSCME International and an Executive Board member of the Oregon AFL-CIO. The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists discussion with Brother Allen will examine a brief analysis of the Friedrichs v California Teachers Association, a case presented to the United States Supreme Court, but will also focus on actions unions should be taking to address it.

WHAT DO "MILITIA" INCURSIONS MEAN FOR WORKING PEOPLE IN RURAL OREGON AND ELSEWHERE?

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Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 01/25/2016 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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WHAT DO "MILITIA" INCURSIONS MEAN FOR WORKING PEOPLE IN RURAL OREGON AND ELSEWHERE?
SELF-STYLED "MILITIA" INCURSIONS HAVE MENACED OREGON RESIDENTS IN HARNEY & JOSEPHINE COUNTIES. WHO ARE THESE GROUPS AND WHAT ARE THEIR ORIGINS? WHAT IS THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL CONTEXT FOR THESE EVENTS? WHAT DOES ALL THIS MEAN FOR WORKING PEOPLE IN RURAL OREGON AND ELSEWHERE?
MIKE EDERA OF THE RURAL ORGANIZING PROJECT JOINS US FOR LIVE INTERVIEW.


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Labor Radio on 01/18/16

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 01/18/2016 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Labor Radio on 01/11/16

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 01/11/2016 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Renters State of Emergency; Beating Apathy

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 12/28/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Renters State of Emergency; Beating Apathy
The Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT) has declared a Renters State of Emergency (RentersSOS) in Portland and is demanding a year moratorium on no-cause evictions and rent increases over 5%.  Katrina Holland, Deputy Director of CAT talks with host Jamie Partridge about their wide-ranging campaigns for affordable, safe and secure housing for renters.  In the second part of the show, Partridge reads from a Labor Notes article on "Beating Apathy."

Labor Radio on 12/21/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 12/21/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Labor Radio on 12/14/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 12/14/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Labor Radio on 12/07/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 12/07/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

This evening we'll hear from Fred Redman, the International Vice President of the United Steel Workers.  Mr. Redman was a guest speaker at the Oregon AFL-CIO Convention.

For more information about the Oregon AFL-CIO Convention Resolutions you can check out this link!

Labor Radio on 11/30/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 11/30/2015 - 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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Housing Crisis & Steelworkers Lockout

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Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 11/23/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Housing Crisis & Steelworkers Lockout
Chloe Eudaly of "That's a Goddam Shed" facebook fame & Joe Clement of Portland Renters United discuss Portland's housing crisis and solutions.  In the second half of the show, host Jamie Partridge speaks with Michael Hire of the Steelworkers who are locked out and on the picket line in Albany.

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Workers Helping Workers

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Labor Radio
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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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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)
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STOP WAGE THEFT in OREGON

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

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Labor Radio
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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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Labor Radio
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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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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)
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Madison Voices

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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)
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Mt Hood Community College Faculty Fights for Fairness

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

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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"

 

Hospital Union Victory

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
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.

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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