Labor Radio

About Working People, for Working People, By Working People.

Host schedule:

1st Mondays Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
2nd Mondays Megan Hise and Meredith Reese
3rd Mondays Young Emerging Labor Leaders
4th Mondays John Walsh and Jamie Partridge
5th Mondays Lane Poncy and Tim Flanagan

Episode Archive

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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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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Labor Radio on 02/11/13

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Mon, 02/11/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Labor Radio on 02/04/13

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Mon, 02/04/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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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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Labor Radio on 01/07/13

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Mon, 01/07/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Marxism and the Trade Union Struggle

Marxism and the Trade Union Struggle, a talk by union activist Lucy Hershel, given at the June, 2012 Socialism conference in Chicago.

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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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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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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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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 />

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  • 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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Human Rights in Colombia

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Sat, 11/07/2009

An interview with Anggie Tamayo at the Galería de la Memoria in Cali, November 7th, 2009

  • Length: 16:36 minutes (15.19 MB)
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Bob Bussel remembers the J.P. Stevens boycott

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Mon, 10/26/2009

Thirty years ago, labor historian Bob Bussel worked on the organizing drive at J.P. Stevens, a violently anti-union Southern textile manufacturer--a campaign the inspired the movie Norma Rae. Besides giving actress Sally Field a career-defining role, the J.P Stevens drive gave rise to the "corporate campaign" strategy which became a standard weapon in the union arsenal. Bob Bussel talks with Peter Shapiro about the continuing significance of the J.P. Stevens drive and shares memories of the late Crystal Lee Sutton, who was the prototype for Sally Field's character.

  • Length: 30:09 minutes (27.6 MB)
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Labor Radio May 31 2010

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Mon, 10/19/2009

October 19th Labor Radio Show, hosted by Lane Poncy and Tim Flanagan

  • Length: 27:08 minutes (12.42 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 64Kbps (CBR)

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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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