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

Climate March and Trans Pacific Partnership
 

Episode Archive

Students Speak Out: the Portland Student Union and the Struggle to Save our Schools

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 11/11/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Labor Radio speaks with Portland Student Union members
For background on the teachers' contract issues, see our episode last month on Fighting for the Schools Portland Students Deserve.

While interviewing Alexia, Ian, Emma, and Lily from the Portland Student Union, the following websites were referenced:

http://www.facebook.com/PortlandStudentUnion

Other resources on the current contract and community support:
http://www.pdxteachers.org
http://www.facebook.com/PortlandTeachersandParentsTogether
http://www.teachersandparentstogether.com/

Labor Radio on 11/04/13

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Mon, 11/04/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Save the People's Postal Service

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 10/28/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Save the People's Postal Service
This update on the struggle to save the people's postal service includes speeches from national union presidents and  interviews with grassroots postal activists, from New York, Philadelphia and Portland.  Host Jamie Partridge reports on the fight against cuts, closures, delay of mail, privatization and union busting. 

Fighting for The Schools Portland Students Deserve

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 10/14/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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The local teachers' struggle
Labor Radio interviewed students, parents, and teachers about the local showdown between teachers and the PPS district over contract negotiations, as well as the solidarity campaign that's developed throughout the city to involve community members in speaking out for the schools Portland Students deserve.

Labor Radio on 10/07/13

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Mon, 10/07/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 09/30/13

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 09/30/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 09/23/13

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 09/23/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 09/16/13

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 09/16/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 09/09/13

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 09/09/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

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.

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Labor Radio
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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

Workers' Resistance to Occupation and Empire

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Sun, 11/09/2008

An interview with Jana K. Lipman, Author, Guantanamo: A Working-Class History Between Empire and Revolution.   Guantánamo has become a symbol of what has gone wrong in the War on Terror. Yet Guantánamo is more than a U.S. naval base and prison in Cuba, it is a town, and our military occupation there has required more than soldiers and sailors--it has required workers. This revealing history of the women and men who worked on the U.S. naval base in Guantánamo Bay tells the story of U.S.-Cuban relations from a new perspective, and at the same time, shows how neocolonialism, empire, and revolution transformed the lives of everyday people.  This also includes an interview with Michael Eisenscher, National Coordinator, U.S. Labor Against the War

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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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