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 03/25/13

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Mon, 03/25/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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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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Discussions On Working Class Issues

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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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 02/25/13

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Mon, 02/25/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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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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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 02/11/13

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Mon, 02/11/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 02/04/13

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Mon, 02/04/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 01/28/13

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Mon, 01/28/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Global Corporations, Local Exploitation: Autoworkers Fight for Rights in Colombia & Mississippi

Speaking worker truth to corporate power at the auto shows: Colombian and Mississippi autoworkers make their voices heard in Detroit.

Hear their message from the rallies and press conferences at the big Cobo Center show, plus a live update from rank and file UAW member and activist Martha Grevatt.

For more information on the Colombian GM workers' struggle, go to www.asotrecol.com

For the Mississippi Nissan workers, see www.beneaththeshine.org

 

Labor Radio on 01/14/13

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Mon, 01/14/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

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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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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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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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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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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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Si Kahn on Creative Community Organizing

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Mon, 04/12/2010

 Tonight we spend the half-hour with renowned singer, songwriter and community organizer Si Kahn.  His new book, Creative Community Organizing: A Guide for Rabble-Rousers, Activists, and Quiet Lovers of Justice, is full of amazing stories from his forty-five years in the struggle, working in the freedom movement with the SNCC, in the Brookside Strike in Harlan County with the United Mine Workers of America, in the textile mills of the South with the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, and with Grassroots Leadership, the organization he founded, to abolish for-profit prisons and immigrant family detention.   Si Kahn is a member of the American Federation of Musicians Local 1000, and in addition to his new book he is releasing his fifteenth CD of original songs, Courage.  We play a couple of tracks off the new album, get Si to tell us a few stories, and ask him to share some of the insights into tactics and principles that he’s gleaned in nearly fifty years of organizing.

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  • Length: 26:14 minutes (18.02 MB)
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Labor Rights Under Attack in Colombia, and How Free Trade Versus Fair Trade Affects US Jobs

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Mon, 04/05/2010

Hear from Alberto Bejarano of the cane cutters movement in Cali, and from Arthur Stamoulis of the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign in Portland

  • Length: 27:49 minutes (25.46 MB)
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Labor for Single Payer & Portland Teachers Struggle

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Mon, 03/22/2010

California Nurses leader  Michael Lighty discusses thedisastrous healthcare legislationnow in Congress, and prospects for the single payer, Medicare-for-all movement on the national and state level. Portland Association of Teachers organizer Dee Simmons expounds on the new union contract and teachers’ struggle for fair and equitable schools.

  • Length: 28:29 minutes (39.12 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Watsonville and Hormel: Two Historic Strikes

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Mon, 02/22/2010

2010 marked the 25th anniversary of two historic strikes that captured the imagination of workers across the U.S.--the victorious 18-month walkout by 1,000 frozen food workers at Watsonville Canning, and the courageous but ultimately doomed struggle of UFCW Local P-9 at the Hormel meatpacking plant in Austin, Minnesota. Peter Shapiro and Al Bradbury interview five people who partyicipated--strikers, supporters, union officers. Their reminiscences bring these dramatic struggles to life and hold lessons for us today.  

  • Length: 28:10 minutes (25.79 MB)
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The Big Picture: Labor's Strategies on Global Climate Change and the Racial Wealth Divide

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Mon, 02/08/2010

Labor Radio often brings you stories on real specific, immediate struggles, but tonight's show is about the big picture.  We talk with two longtime scholar-activists about labor's strategies to address two of the larger-scope problems we face.

 
In the first half of the show we speak with Barbara Byrd, recently returned from the U.N. Summit on Climate Change in Copenhagen, who will be speaking this Thursday at a workshop on Labor and Climate Change co-sponsored by AFSCME Green and the University of Oregon's Labor Education and Research Center (LERC). She's a faculty member at LERC, the Secretary-Treasurer of the Oregon AFL-CIO, and a member of AFT Local 2277.
 
In the second half of the show, we speak with Brian Miller, Executive Director of United for a Fair Economy and one of the authors of the seventh annual State of the Dream Report, released on Martin Luther King Day.  This year's report, subtitled "Drained," contains data and analysis that shows how untargeted economic stimulus spending mostly reaches white people, while African Americans and Latinos continue to disproportionately experience economic hardships. 

 

  • Length: 26:36 minutes (10.65 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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