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 07/06/15

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Mon, 07/06/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Labor Radio on 06/29/15

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Mon, 06/29/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Iron Workers strike for safety, justice and respect

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 06/22/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Iron Workers strike for safety, justice and respect
Ironworkers at Instafab Company, which makes and installs stairs, handrails and other metal building components, have been on an unfair labor practices strike for weeks.  The workers report serious safety and health violations, little safety training, irregular schedules, no breaks, no dry shacks and no drinking water onsite.  Hear Matt Momb and Laramie Lexow tell their story and their struggle for justice and respect.

Labor Radio on 06/15/15

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Mon, 06/15/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Labor Radio on 06/08/15

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Mon, 06/08/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

What's wrong with the TPP?

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 06/01/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussing the Trans Pacific Partnership and the impact on the Black community
Our guest is Terrence (Terry) L. Melvin, President of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionist International.  His  CBTU presidency succeeds William (Bill) Lucy, the iconic labor leader who had held the position since he co-founded CBTU in 1972. Terry is an ordained Baptist Minister and  is no novice to the labor movement, and currently serves as the Secretary-Treasurer of the 2.5 million member New York State AFL-CIO. 

During his tenure  Terry has championed the development of strong ties between labor, religious organizations and community partners CBTU, which is dedicated to addressing the unique concerns of black workers and their communities.  CBTU has  has 50 chapters throughout the nited States and in Canada. 

Coca Cola Workers in Colombia, 20 Year Temps, & Fighting Back Against Fast Track's More of the Same

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Mon, 05/25/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Coca Cola Workers in Colombia, 20 Year Temps, & Fighting Back Against Fast Track's More of the Same
DESPITE THE PROMISES OF POLITICIANS SELLING TRADE AGREEMENTS, 90% OF COCA COLA WORKERS IN COLOMBIA ARE STILL MISCLASSIFIED AND MISTREATED AS TEMPORARIES.  DANIEL RUEDA ORGANIZES THEM AND TALKS FROM BOGOTÁ ABOUT THAT STRUGGLE WITH ICONIC LABOR ABUSE.
THEN ROBYN GOTTLIEB OF THE OREGON FAIR TRADE CAMPAIGN GIVES US THE LOWDOWN ON "FAST TRACK," THE PROPOSAL NOW BEFORE CONGRESS THAT WOULD IMPOSE MORE OF THE SAME MULTINATIONAL CORPORATE MODEL ON PEOPLE IN THE U.S. AND AROUND THE WORLD.

Labor Radio on 05/18/15

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Mon, 05/18/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Labor Radio on 05/11/15

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Mon, 05/11/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Labor Radio on 05/04/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 05/04/2015 - 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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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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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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Mon, 04/04/2011

Coalition of Black Trade Unionists' Donna Hammond inspires the crowd at the April 4th WE ARE ONE rally

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

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Labor Radio
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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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Labor Radio
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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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Labor Radio
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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.

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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