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

Labor Radio on 02/02/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 02/02/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Health Care for All, a Labor Perspective

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 01/26/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Health Care for All, a Labor Perspective
Health-Care-for-All activists Greg Margolis and Hyung Nam join hosts Jamie Partridge and John Walsh.  Greg joins us from his living room, with a weak but determined voice, as he battles cancer and the limitations of our healthcare system.  Hyung joins us in-studio to explain the limitations of Obamacare and to promote a huge statewide healthcare rally in Salem on February 11.

January 12, 2015

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 01/12/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Radio for Working People!

Coalition of Black Trade Unionist Labor Radio Segment

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 01/05/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Highlight 2014 Turkey Project with guest Wade Rogerson, Director Turkey Project

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionist host will interview Wade Rogerson, Director of the Radio Cab Turkey Project that services 4 counties, Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas and Clark county, Washington State. We will discuss the recent  2014 Turkey Project, it's sponsors, volunteers and a current fund raising campaign. 

Racist Police Violence, Low Wages, and Walmart Strikers

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 12/22/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Don't Shoot, Poverty and Chilean Walmart strikers
Teresa Raiford, leader of Don't Shoot PDX and an advocate of 15 NOW, talks with host Jamie Partridge about a recent confrontation with Portland police and the Mayor, tying together the struggle against gang warfare and poverty with the fight against racist police violence. In the second half of the show, Kelly Bauer of the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee speaks with host John Walsh on the phone from Chile about a recent strike of ten thousand Walmart workers in that country.

Labor Radio on 12/15/14

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 12/15/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

New and Experienced, Fresh Voices for Low Wage Workers

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 12/08/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Introducing our Second Monday Hosts
Anne McDonnell, low wage worker, Zoolidarity union activist, 15 NOW pdx leader and Fernando Gapasin, retired union organizer, author and chair of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance of Oregon, take their first turn at hosting Labor Radio's Second Monday show.  Get to know these dedicated working class fighters.

Labor Radio on 12/01/14

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 12/01/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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A program by and for working people

Latino Dairy and Dock Workers struggle for respect

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 11/24/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Latino Dairy and Dock Workers struggle for respect
The United Farm Workers are organizing dairy workers associated with Darigold in Washington state.  Jamie Partridge interviews UFW organizer Indira Trejo and Luis, a dairy worker, about their struggles for safe, dignified and healthy working conditions. 

In the second half of the show, John Walsh interviews Jhon Jairo Castro, president of the Buenaventura, Colombia chapter of the Unión Portuaria, the dockworkers’ union.  Buenaventura is Colombia’s biggest port and ground zero of the contradictions of free trade, where wealth both commercial and illicit flows through an impoverished and violence-stricken city with a predominantly Afro-Colombian population. 

Coalition of Black Trade Unionist Labor Radio Segment on 11/17/14

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 11/17/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Labor support for Ban the Box: Guest: Midge Purcell, PDX Urban League and Ken Allen Oregon AFSCME

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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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Labor Radio
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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.
  • Length: 13:45 minutes (18.89 MB)
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VAN JONES - our fight for good green jobs

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Labor Radio
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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.

On Wisconsin! Workers Rights Under Attack

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Labor Radio
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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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Organizing Strategy Special: The 2011 Egyptian Revolution

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Labor Radio
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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/

 

Interview with Raúl Ortíz of SINALTRAINAL

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 01/24/2011

Interview with Raúl Ortíz, a member of SINALTRAINAL in Colombia (The National Union of Food Industry Workers). He talks about how Kraft Foods Corporation has suspended contracts of over 400 workers in the Cauca region in Colombia and what their plans for action are.

Courtesy of Argentina's TV PTS. Translated by Brenda Escobar.

  • Length: 4:45 minutes (4.35 MB)
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Black Working Families on MLK Day

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Mon, 01/24/2011

What is the state of Black Working Families? Co-host Jamie Partridge interviews Black community activists Art Alexander, Percy Hampton, Danny Bell, and Lakeitha Elliot at a Martin Luther King Day celebration in Portland

Housing special: How to organize to make your landlord shape up; plus tips for folks facing foreclosure

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Mon, 01/10/2011

Tonight's show is close to home: we're talking about your house or apartment.  Whether you're paying your landlord or paying the bank, the roof over your head is probably one of your biggest monthly expenses, and the more the financial classes play games with real estate, the more difficult it becomes for working-class people to get and keep safe, affordable housing.

But in organizing there is hope!  Tenants in Portland are successfully standing together to make their landlords deal with mold and other unsafe housing conditions.  We talk with Cristina Palacios, Coordinator of the Safe Housing Project at Community Alliance of Tenants, about how they're doing it.  And for folks facing foreclosure, we get some practical tips from Omar Martinez, Homeownership Program Manager at Hacienda CDC.

  • Length: 28:19 minutes (11.34 MB)
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The Korea Free Trade Agreement - NAFTA All Over Again

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Mon, 01/03/2011

Another free trade agreement threatens jobs, labor standards, and consumer as well as environmental protections.  Arthur Stamoulis of the Oregon Fair Trade Coalition talks about the proposed deal with Korea.

  • Length: 27:22 minutes (25.05 MB)
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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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