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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 09/29/14

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 09/29/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Climate March and Trans Pacific Partnership

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 09/22/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Climate March and Trans Pacific Partnership

Portland’s People’s Climate March, takes place this Sunday in solidarity with the massive mobilization in New York City.  Co-host Jamie Partridge interviews members of the labor contingent.  In the second half of the show, Elizabeth Swager, director of the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign, talks with co-host John Walsh about the dangers of “smart tracking” the free-trade deal, the Trans Pacific Partnership.

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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Labor Radio
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Mon, 09/01/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

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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Labor Radio
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Mon, 08/18/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

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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Labor Radio
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Mon, 08/04/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

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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Organizing the Unemployed - Yesterday and Today

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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

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Labor Radio
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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

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Labor Radio
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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

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Labor Radio
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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

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Labor Radio
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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

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Labor Radio
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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.

Economic Crisis as a Response to Class Struggle

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Labor Radio
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Tue, 02/10/2009

Radical scholars of political economy George Caffentzis & Silvia Federici of the Midnight Notes Collective join us live in-studio.  How are the economic crisis and bailouts a response to class struggle?  What does capital hope to achieve with this crisis?  How does the crisis hit people doing care work?  What kinds of resistance will be most effective now? Thirty vital minutes!

 

Education workers - PSU profs face their toughest bargaining ever, and tenement museum guides organize a union

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Sun, 01/11/2009

Gary Brodowicz, Past President, and Michele Gamburd, Vice President for Collective Bargaining, Portland State University Chapter, American Association of University Professors

Hildegard Hoeller, part-time guide, Lower East Side Tenement Museum, organizing with UAW 2110

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Sun, 01/04/2009

Join host Bill Zimmerman as he discusses the AUTO BAILOUT with MARK BRENNER Director of LaborNotes. Do auto workers make $70 per hour?

Oak Harbor Freight Lines strike, and Nelson Lichtenstein on bank bailouts and UE sit-in

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Sun, 12/07/2008

Jeff Tyrrel, member of Teamsters Local 81 and striking dockworker of Oak Harbor Freight Lines

Nelson Lichtenstein, Professor of History, University of California, Santa Barbara (excerpt from Jenka Soderberg's interview)

And songs from the Seattle Labor Chorus's new CD, Ring It In! Songs of Peace and Justice for the Holiday Season

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