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

Unions fight for Climate Jobs and Fifteen Now

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 08/25/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Update on Climate Jobs and Fifteen Now
WE FACE A CLIMATE CRISIS AND A JOBS CRISIS. IN PORTLAND, THE CLIMATE JOBS COMMITTEE PROPOSES A COMPREHENSIVE RESPONSE TO BOTH. THEIR FIRST DEMONSTRATION PROJECT, A SOLAR POWER INSTALLATION ON THE ROOF OF THE MUSICIANS' UNION HALL, WAS CELEBRATED AUGUST 17TH, AND LABOR RADIO WAS THERE TO INTERVIEW DAVE KING, CO-CHAIR OF THE CLIMATE JOBS COMMITTEE, BRUCE FIFE, PRESIDENT OF MUSICIANS UNION LOCAL 99, AND BARBARA BYRD, SECRETARY-TREASURER OF THE OREGON AFL-CIO. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE CLIMATE JOBS COMMITTEE, CONTACT DAVE KING AT OR landd_2@q.com

Labor Radio on 08/18/14

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 08/18/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor for Palestine!

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 08/11/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Why and how union members and workers are opposing the occupation of Palestine.
We interview Michael Letwin from Labor for Palestine and others about the steps union members here and around the world are taking to stop the siege of Gaza and oppose the long term occupation of Palestine.

For more information and background, visit laborforpalestine.net.

Our episode also features music (with permission) from David Rovics, who has a TON of protest songs, especially on the issue of Palestinian freedom.

Labor Radio on 08/04/14

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 08/04/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

VOZ STANDS UP FOR EVERYONE'S RIGHTS, AND IT COSTS THEM; ASOTRECOL'S 3RD ANNIVERSARY IN THE TENTS

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 07/28/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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VOZ STANDS UP FOR EVERYONE'S RIGHTS, AND IT COSTS THEM; ASOTRECOL'S 3RD ANNIVERSARY IN THE TENTS

THE VOZ WORKERS' RIGHTS EDUCATION PROJECT, OPERATOR OF THE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CENTER FOR DAY LABORERS IN PORTLAND, HAD TO CHOOSE - DISOWN AN ALLY WHO SUPPORTS MARRIAGE EQUALITY, OR LOSE A GRANT THAT FUNDS ABOUT A QUARTER OF THEIR BUDGET. THEY STUCK WITH THEIR ALLY. ROMEO SOSA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF VOZ, JOINS US IN THE STUDIO TO DISCUSS THAT DECISON, ITS CONSEQUENCES, AND THE SUPPORT VOZ NEEDS NOW.
MEANWHILE IN COLOMBIA, THE AUTOWORKERS OF ASOTRECOL, KICKED TO THE CURB BY GENERAL MOTORS AFTER SUFFERING WORKPLACE INJURIES, ARE ABOUT TO MARK THREE YEARS OCCUPYING A TENT IN FRONT OF THE US EMBASSY. JORGE PARRA, PRESIDENT OF ASOTRECOL, TALKS LIVE BY PHONE ABOUT WHAT THIS ANNIVERSARY MEANS IN THEIR STRUGGLE FOR JUSTICE.
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Labor Radio on 07/21/14

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 07/21/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 07/14/14

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 07/14/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 07/07/14

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 07/07/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 06/30/14

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 06/30/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Zoolidarity and Ban the Box

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 06/23/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Zoolidarity and Ban the Box

Food service workers at the Zoo are in their first contract struggle and are demanding $15 an hour, in line with the global campaign to Fight for Fifteen.  Labor Radio host Jamie Partridge talks with Laborers 483 Zoo worker Anne McDonald about Zoolidarity!  In the second part of the show, we hear from Midge Purcell of the Urban League about Ban the Box, a campaign to allow job seekers and renters a fair chance by eliminating the section of applications where one must disclose an incarceration record.

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City of Portland's Laborers & Police Unions

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 08/23/2010

PORTLAND’S CITY WORKERSLaborers and Police Unions are struggling to negotiate labor agreements.   Wesley Bucholz of Laborers 483 challenges city management’s drive for give-backs.  Then, Jo Ann Bowman of the Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform comments on the Portland Police Association’s new African American president and asks the question:  Police Union – Friend or Foe?  Jamie Partridge hosts the interviews.<?xml:namespace prefix = o />

  • Length: 28:40 minutes (39.37 MB)
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Free Trade & the Fight for Fairness // Young Worker Organzing

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 08/09/2010
First, we talk about free trade, in particular, the Korea Free Trade Agreement. On the campaign trail in 2008 Barack Obama called the trade agreement “bad for America workers”, but now he’s announced that he’s moving forward on the deal. What’s with the change of heart? And how could the deal affect working people in Oregon? Then, we turn out attention to young workers who have been hit particularly hard by the economy. Be it high levels of unemployment or lack of insurance, young workers seem have inherited an economic mess. But, does this mean that young workers are clamoring to join the labor movement. We will speak with a young organizer who is working with the next generation of rank-and-file union activists to build strong leaders for decades to come. ~Arthur Stamoulis, Director of the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign. The Oregon Fair Trade Campaign’s affiliates include labor unions, community organizations and environmental groups across the state that recognize that trade agreements ~Lydia Hallay, founder and organizer of the Next Wave, a committee of Oregon AFSCME that engages members 35 and younger.
  • Length: 26:40 minutes (24.42 MB)
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Temporary Workers' Labor Rights, or Lack Thereof

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 07/26/2010

An interview with Michael Dale of the Northwest Workers' Justice Project

Uses of a Whirlwind: Movement, Movements, and Contemporary Radical Currents in the United States

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 07/19/2010

 “We are in the middle of a whirlwind of struggle and opportunities for fundamental change abound; it’s just a question of how we use them.”

...Or so say the members of Team Colors, a self-described “militant research” collective, who have just released a provocative new book called Uses of a Whirlwind: Movement, Movements, and Contemporary Radical Currents in the United States. Team Colors says it aims “to provide 'strategic analysis for intervention into everyday life'.” The dozens of essays collected in the book offer glimpses into some of the most exciting contemporary social movements in the U.S. and a lot of sharp analysis about the challenges and strategies in what Team Colors calls “the ongoing war against state and capital.”  We hear from some of the book’s editors and contributors, including reflections on the work of Family Farm Defenders, Domestic Workers United, Student/Farmworker Alliance, and more.

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French School teachers struggle for union recognition

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 06/28/2010

Massene Mboup, teacher and union activist at the Portland French School is interviewed by host Jamie Partridge.  Mboup, with a background of union leadership in his native Senegal, details management intimidation tactics, including deportation threats to this largely immigrant workforce.  Two of the Associated French School Employee leaders have been fired as the struggle heats up.

  • Length: 16:54 minutes (23.22 MB)
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Labor questions County Commission, Dist. 2 candidates

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Mon, 06/28/2010

Labor Radio host Jamie Partridge questions Loretta Smith and Karol Collymore, candidates for Multnomah County Commissioner, District 2.

Domestic workers win a Bill of Rights...and...Oregon students join with university staff to fight privatization

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 06/21/2010

This month brought exciting news for New York State's 200,000 domestic workers: After years of struggle, they have passed a Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights through both houses of the state legislature.  For the first time ever in the United States, domestic workers will have the right to sick days, holidays, vacation, overtime, and notice of termination.  We spoke with Priscilla Gonzales, Director of Domestic Workers United and herself the proud daughter of a nanny and housekeeper, about the victory and about how domestic workers, abandoned by labor law, often working alone in private homes, have reached out to one another to organize.

Next, we turn our attention to the funding crisis in higher education.  Oregon university system administrators are proposing to save money by restructuring, but students, faculty and staff are concerned that could mean students pay more while faculty and staff get paid less. We spoke with Portland State University student Sami Alloy about the state of the funding crisis and how free speech is curtailed on campus in the name of risk management.

  • Length: 29:29 minutes (11.81 MB)
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[audio-tag-title-raw]People's mail, people's politics

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 05/24/2010

Why is the World Trade Organization so interested in how people get their mail? Peter Shapiro interviews Jim Sauber, Chief of Staff and Research Director for the National Association of Letter Carriers, about WTO threats to JapanPost and what they mean to for the continued health of public mail service in this country. Then co-host Jamie Partridge has an election night conversation with Barbara Dudley of the Oregon Working Families Party about the party's program, its strategy, and what fusion voting can do to expand the political influence of working people.

  • Length: 26:25 minutes (24.18 MB)
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Nike in Honduras

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 04/26/2010

Gina Caro and Loli Urquia worked at Hugger de Honduras and Vision Tex, two plants in Honduras that made sportswear for Nike. Then workers in the plants decided to unionize, and the plants abruptly shut down, robbing the workers of severance pay they were legally entitled to as well as their jobs. Gina and Loli talk about their struggle to hold Nike accountable. John Walsh and Peter Shapiro co-host.

  • Length: 25:37 minutes (23.45 MB)
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Andy Stern Steps Down

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 04/19/2010

Kevin Card and Peter Shapiro interview Mark Brenner of Labor Notes about the mized legacy of Andy Stern, outgoing head of the Service Employees International Union and founder of the breakaway labor federation Change to Win.

  • Length: 26:44 minutes (24.48 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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