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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

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Episode Archive

Labor Radio on 09/23/13

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Mon, 09/23/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Labor Radio on 09/16/13

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Mon, 09/16/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Labor Radio on 09/09/13

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Mon, 09/09/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Labor Radio on 09/02/13

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Mon, 09/02/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Black Unionists Reflect on March on Washington 50th Anniversary

Portland leaders of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists reflect on last week's 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.  Tina Turner Morfitt, who was in Washington DC, Audrey Terrell who was in Portland, and Deborah Hall share their perspective on the struggle for justice, then and now.

Labor Radio on 09/02/13

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Mon, 09/02/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Solidarity Against Austerity - How do we defend public services?

a Labor Day talk show (call in!) with Labor Radio hosts Jamie Partridge and John Walsh, speaking with guests Wesley Bucholz of Laborers 483, City Workers union and Adam Sanchez of the Portland Association of Teachers. How can we fight the neoliberal assault on public services and public service workers?

Labor Radio on 08/26/13

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Mon, 08/26/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Labor Radio on 08/12/13

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Mon, 08/12/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Coalition of Black Trade Unionists stepping out!

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists has joined the Labor Radio collective!  Hear Tina Turner-Morfitt (AFSCME) and Deborah Hall (AFT) discuss the upcoming 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Labor Radio on 07/29/13

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Mon, 07/29/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Labor Radio on 07/22/13

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Mon, 07/22/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Striking Daimler machinists & painters on day 22

Striking Daimler machinists and painters face strike-breakers and loss of pay & medical benefits.  On day 22 of their work stoppage against the Portland truck plant, Dwain Panian and Ryan Collins, talk with co-hosts Jamie Partridge and John Walsh about their struggle for a decent union contract.  The strike has idled 588 machinists and painters as well as 117 members of teamsters and service employees union locals who work at the plant.  The company is offering no increases in the pay and benefit package, despite a four year compensation freeze during which time productivity increased 25 percent.

Labor Radio on 07/15/13

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LABOR DAY SPECIAL: Decades of Struggle on the Waterfront

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Mon, 09/07/2009

Host Peter Shapiro interviews legendary longshore activist, Leo Robinson of Oakland, California, a founder of the African American Longshore Coalition and Vice President of the internationally admired  ILWU local 10, about changes on the waterfront from the 1960s to the 1990s.

The Black Struggle on the Waterfront

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Sun, 08/23/2009

Host Jamie Partridge talks with Deborah Stringfellow and Jerry Lawrence, founding members of the African American Longshore Coalition and rank-and-file leaders of Portland’s Longshore and Warehouse Union – ILWU local 8 about racism, union democracy and current struggles on the waterfront. 

What's Wrong With Recovery -- Extended Interview with Marty Hart-Landsberg (online exclusive!)

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Sun, 08/09/2009

Why isn't the stimulus solving the economic crisis for working families?  Why is Wall Street so anxious to reassure us that things are looking up again?  Should working people be worried about deficit spending?  And what simple policy change could eliminate Social Security's funding problem?

Marty Hart-Landsberg, Professor of Economics at Lewis and Clark College and author of the blog Reports from the Economic Front, explains it all.  We had to cut this interview down to about ten minutes for live broadcast on Labor Radio's August 10th show, but here, in an online exclusive, is the full interview, facts and figures included!

What's Wrong With the Recovery? ...and... Car Wash Workers Organize

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Sun, 08/09/2009
What's Wrong With the Recovery?
First up: Why isn't the stimulus solving the economic crisis for working families?  Why is Wall Street so anxious to reassure us that things are looking up again?  Should working people be worried about deficit spending?  And what simple policy change could eliminate Social Security's funding problem?  Marty Hart-Landsberg, Professor of Economics at Lewis and Clark College and author of the blog Reports from the Economic Front, explains it all for you in the first half of tonight's show.
 
Car Wash Workers Organize!
Then in the second half of the show, we hear about ten thousand workers in Los Angeles who are organizing to join the United Steelworkers.  They are subject to massive health and safety violations in the workplace.  Many are not even paid minimum wage.  Who are they?  Car washers.  We're joined by by Henry Huerta, Campaign Director of the CLEAN Car Wash Campaign.

 

 

EMBEDDED WITH ORGANIZED LABOR - Journalist Steve Early

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Sun, 07/26/2009

Hosts Peter Shapiro and Jamie Partridge talk with Steve Early, author of EMBEDDED WITH ORGANIZED LABOR, Journalistic Reflections on the Class War at Home (Monthly Review Press).   Just retired from the national staff of the Communications Workers of America, Steve Early has been an organizer, strike strategist, labor educator and lawyer. For three decades, he has been in the forefront of the fight for worker power and union democracy

Los Angeles teachers' hunger strike against layoffs; Mining communities in Colombia and Kentucky

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Sun, 07/12/2009

Dolores Huerta and Sean Leys 6/12/09Sean Leys, Los Angeles public school teacher and AFT member, found the support of his dry cleaner and even the rival school's debate team when he participated in a 24-day hunger strike against 6,000 teacher layoffs he said would violate students' civil rights.  Now he and fellow teachers are organizing a radical volunteer summer school.  For more, see LA Hungry 4 Ed.

Aviva Chomsky traveled with other activists from Massachusetts to Colombia to meet with the coal miners who supply their local power plant.  The delegation also visited with mining communities in Kentucky.  Chomsky is a professor of History and Latin American Studies at Salem State College in Massachusetts, author of Linked Labor Histories: New England, Columbia, and the Making of a Global Working Class, and a founder of North Shore Colombia Solidarity Committee.  For more: Read a much longer interview wtih Prof. Chomsky at Upside Down World, and see Kentuckians for the Commonwealth and Witness for Peace.

Knights of the road: lost history of the tramp printers and their union

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Sun, 07/05/2009

You’ve heard of the cowboy poets and the lumberjacks, but why has history almost hushed up the tale of the tramp printers, who hopped trains and drank and set type and ran presses, and who by the mid-1800s had built a militant union with equal pay for women and a worker-run hiring system?  Labor Radio spoke with Charles Overbeck, co-founder of Portland’s Eberhardt Press, and author of a new essay on the history of tramp printers.  Read more in his article Knights of the Road in the latest issue of Steampunk Magazine.

UNION ORGANIZING 101

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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

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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

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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

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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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