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

Coming Soon

Discussions On Working Class Issues
 

Episode Archive

Labor Radio on 07/21/14

Categories:
Program: 
Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 07/21/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Short Description: 
Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 07/14/14

Categories:
Program: 
Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 07/14/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Short Description: 
Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 07/07/14

Categories:
Program: 
Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 07/07/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Short Description: 
Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 06/30/14

Categories:
Program: 
Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 06/30/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Short Description: 
Discussions On Working Class Issues

Zoolidarity and Ban the Box

Program: 
Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 06/23/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Short Description: 
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.

Labor Radio on 06/16/14

Categories:
Program: 
Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 06/16/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Short Description: 
Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 06/09/14

Categories:
Program: 
Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 06/09/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Short Description: 
Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 06/02/14

Categories:
Program: 
Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 06/02/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Short Description: 
Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 05/19/14

Categories:
Program: 
Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 05/19/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Short Description: 
Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 05/05/14

Categories:
Program: 
Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 05/05/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Short Description: 
Discussions On Working Class Issues

Audio

UNION ORGANIZING 101

Categories:
program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Sun, 06/21/2009

Host Jamie Partridge interviews local union organizers Lorene Scheer of SEIU 503 and Margaret Butler of JOBS with JUSTICE about how to organize a union at your workplace.  Learn your rights and what to expect from your employer.

Are banks the new bosses? Hartmarx and Quad City struggles in Illinois

Categories:
program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Sun, 06/07/2009

Last December, working people around the world celebrated the victory of the Republic Window and Door Factory workers, members of United Electrical workers, who occupied their factory for six days and won their struggle to hold Bank of America accountable to pay them the money they were owed at the closing of their factory.  Today on Labor Radio we hear about two more factory worker struggles out of Illinois, the Hartmarx suit factory workers in Chicago, members of Workers United, and the Quad City Die Casting factory workers, members of United Electrical Workers.  In both of the struggles this spring, the opponent is not Bank of America but its class comrade Wells Fargo.  Are banks the new bosses?  And why all this militancy out of Illinois?  

 

We talk with activists from both struggles: Robert Ginsburg, founder of the Center on Work and Community Development, who does strategic research for the Hartmarx workers, and Ed Pelegrin, a nine-year employee of Quad City Die Casting and a member of UE Local 1174.

 

Organizing the Undocumented

Categories:
program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Sun, 05/24/2009

Hosts Peter Shapiro and Jamie Partridge talk with Francisco Lopez, director of CAUSA, Oregon’s Immigrant Rights Coalition and Peter Cervantes-Gautschi, director of ENLACE, a US-Mexico coalition of low-wage workers centers and unions about the recent historic agreement by the AFL-CIO and Change to Win federations to push for legalization and unionization of the 12 million undocumented. And, in honor of Memorial Day, we recall the infamous Memorial Day Massacre of 1937, when Chicago police murdered ten steelworkers fighting for union recognition during the CIO organizing drives

Banking on Justice: Laboring in the Financial Sector

Categories:
program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Sun, 05/10/2009

Co-hosts Al Bradbury and Deborah Schwartz bring you a Membership Drive special on labor in the financial sector.  Banks get bailed out and workers get left out!  As our economy spiraled out of control, the eight Big Banks received a total of $125 Billion in taxpayer funds.  Bank CEOs got bonuses even as many banks amped up lobbying against the Employee Free Choice Act.  But in our discussion of the financial crisis, front-line bank workers are often left out of the conversation.  We speak with Rebecca Nay, a former bank employee (and our usual program engineer!), about her experience in the banking industry and gender identity discrimination in the workplace.  We are also joined by Peter Cervantes-Gauschi, co-founder of Enlace, to discuss the "Tax the TARP Subsidy" campaign.  Seven financial holding companies have subsidiaries incorporated in Oregon that received a total of over $105 billion from TARP.   What would a TARP Subsidy tax look like in Oregon?  How do we demand justice from banks?

Organizing the Unemployed - Yesterday and Today

Categories:
program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Sun, 04/26/2009

 

Organizing the Unemployed - Yesterday and Today. With hosts Jamie Partridge and Peter Shapiro, listeners hear lessons from the Unemployed Councils of the 30's and current, local campaigns for organization of the jobless. Guests include Chris Pyle and Aimee Olin, leaders of ACORN (Association of Communities Organizations for Reform Now), plus Ted Pyle and George Slanina, leaders of the Coalition of Unemployed, Underemployed and Marginalized Workers.

Long Difficult Struggles & Hope--El Salvador & Oak Harbor

Categories:
program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Sun, 04/12/2009

Members of Teamsters Local 81 on the strike line at Oak Harbor Freight LinesTonight's show is about long, hard struggles.  In the first half, David Ayala joins us to trace the decades of brave organizing by working people in El Salvador to achieve this year's FMLN's presidential victory.  

And in the second half, Jeff Tyrrell returns with the latest on the workers at Oak Harbor Freight Lines, now engaged in their own long, difficult struggle for a fair contract.   For more information on the Teamsters' Oak Harbor struggle visit: www.oakharborteamsters.com

 

The Black Struggle in the Building Trades

Categories:
program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Sun, 03/22/2009

An interview with Donna Hammond, a long time leader of the African American Caucus of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) local 48.  With host Jamie Partridge, Sister Hammond traces the struggle of Blacks in Portland to get in and stay in the building and construction trade unions and discusses the prospects for breaking through racial barriers in the age of Obama

Ben Cannon on the budget

Categories:
program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Wed, 03/18/2009

   Kevin Card speaks with Oregon State Legislator Ben Cannon on the budget crisis

 

Flight attendants organize at the world's new largest airline; immigrants organize for dignity and respect in Columbia County

Categories:
program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Wed, 03/11/2009

What kind of election counts every non-vote as a "No" vote?  A union election for airline or railroad workers under the Railway Labor Act.   As Delta and Northwest merge to form the world's largest airline, a combined unit of twenty-one thousand flight attendants find their chance at union representation hangs upon a wildly skewed process overseen by a little-known board.  Simone Cerasa, the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut State Chair of the Delta Association of Flight Attendants, CWA, joined us to lay out some key issues and challenges of organizing under the RLA, and how a new appointment by President Obama to the National Mediation Board could make all the difference.

Also in this show, Yesenia Sanchez, President of the new organization Latinos Unidos por un Futuro Mejor, joined us to talk about Columbia County community members rising up to build a network of dignity and respect in the wake of an anti-worker, anti-immigrant ballot measure passed in November.

Tom Leedham on Single Payer

Categories:
program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Sun, 02/22/2009

Peter Shapiro interviews Tom Leedham, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 206 and Jobs with Justice activist, on the union stake in single payer health care reform.

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

 

Copyright © 2012 KBOO Community Radio | Community Guidelines | Website Illustration & Design by: KMF ILLUSTRATION