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 05/13/13

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Mon, 05/13/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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KBOO goes union!

KBOO goes union!  Hear Madelyn Elder, president of Communications Workers of America, local 7901, describe how KBOO became a union station and the benefits for KBOO staff and the community.

Labor Radio on 05/06/13

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Mon, 05/06/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 04/29/13

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Mon, 04/29/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 04/22/13

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Mon, 04/22/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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CEP PRES. DAVE COLES TALKS ABOUT OPPOSING THE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE & FACING UP TO CLIMATE CHANGE

EARTH DAY SPECIAL: A UNION REPRESENTING THOUSANDS OF ENERGY WORKERS OPPOSES A PIPELINE? AND THE UNION IS CANADIAN, AND THE PIPELINE IS THE KEYSTONE XL? WHAT'S MORE, THE UNION ADVOCATES MOVING TO A LOW-CARBON ECONOMY?

LISTEN AS WE TALK WITH PRESIDENT DAVE COLES OF THE COMMUNICATIONS, ENERGY AND PAPERWORKERS UNION OF CANADA, CEP, TO UNDERSTAND HOW THIS UNION IS FACING UP TO CLIMATE CHANGE.  MAYBE OUR NEIGHBORS TO THE NORTH CAN EXPORT SOME GOOD ENVIRONMENTAL & LABOUR CONSCIOUSNESS INSTEAD OF SOME PLUNDERED RESOURCES. THEN AMALGAMATED TRANSIT UNION PRESIDENT LARRY HANLEY JOINS US AS WE LEARN WHY TRANSIT WORKERS OPPOSE THE KEYSTONE XL, TOO.

Labor Radio on 04/15/13

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Mon, 04/15/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 04/08/13

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Mon, 04/08/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

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

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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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Kicking Us While We're Down: News & Views on Grocery Worker and Philly Transit Worker Struggles

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Mon, 11/09/2009

Tonight's show is about employers who seize the current economic crisis as an opportunity to pit working people against each other and undermine longstanding union rights. 

First, we speak with Karyl Feliciano, a Fred Meyer employee, and Jenny Reed, United Food and Commercial Worker (UFCW) union business representative, on large-scale contract negotiations with multiple employers, including Safeway, Albertsons, and Fred Meyer.  The Hillsboro Fred Meyer recently called the cops on Jenny Reed and two other union representatives just for talking to union members at the grocery store.

Then, we speak with Bryan Mercer and Sean Jin of the Media Mobilizing Project to take a look at the severe anti-union spin of news coverage of the transit strike in Philadelphia that ended today. 

But, it's not all discouraging news today.  We'll close with a little good news for workers in the airline industry.


 

 

  • Length: 27:17 minutes (10.93 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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