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 09/15/14

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 09/15/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 09/08/14

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 09/08/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 09/01/14

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Mon, 09/01/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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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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Mon, 08/18/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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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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Mon, 08/04/2014 - 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

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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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Mon, 07/21/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Labor Radio on 07/14/14

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

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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)
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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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Letter Carriers Delivering After Dark

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Mon, 01/25/2010

Host Jamie Partridge talks with local Letter Carriers about their struggle against after-dark delivery. Customer service, safety and postal service finances all suffer with a Portland hiring freeze that forces carriers to deliver mail in the dark.

  • Length: 8:46 minutes (8.02 MB)
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Young Labor Leader: Jaimie Sorenson

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Mon, 01/25/2010

Host Jamie Partridge talks with Jaimie Sorenson, newly elected president of AFSCME 328, the 4,500 member OHSU local, and one of the youngest leaders of a major union local in the Portland area.

  • Length: 11:12 minutes (15.39 MB)
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Class: What Do the Rich Owe the Rest of Us?

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Sun, 01/10/2010

What's the class consciousness of middle management?  Who really has the power to subvert our unfair economy?

 
In the first half of the show we talk with local union member activist and campaign superstar David Delk, member of AFSCME Local 3135, about what Oregon ballot Measures 66 and 67 mean for working people and why he's volunteering his time to make sure they pass.
 
Then in the second half of the show we talk with author and professor Lisa Dodson who interviewed hundreds of middle-income middle managers and professionals about the working people whose lives they control.  Her new book is called The Moral Underground: How Ordinary Americans Subvert an Unfair Economy.
  • Length: 27:53 minutes (11.17 MB)
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Health Care Debate: What Next?

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Mon, 12/21/2009

How should workers respond to the disappointing Senate debate over health care? Three of organized labor's leading single payer advocates---Cindy Young of the California School Employees Association, Matt Schlobohm of the Maine State AFL-CIO, and Tom Leedham of Teamsters Local 206--discuss the Senate bill and the challenges it poses for unions and working people generally.

  • Length: 28:01 minutes (25.66 MB)
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Million Worker March movement/ Colombia Human Rights

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Mon, 11/23/2009

Host Jamie Partridge talks with Clarence Thomas, co-chair of the Million Worker March movement, a leader of the African American Longshore Coalition, and former Secretary Treasurer of the San Francisco Bay Area’s Longshore and Warehouse Union – ILWU local 10 about taking working class organizing to the “next level”.  The show ends in a short interview with Anggie Tamayo, a young human rights activist from <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 />Colombia, South America, about US corporate and military intervention in her country.    <?xml:namespace prefix = o />

  • Artist: Banco de Datos
  • Length: 27:53 minutes (25.52 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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