Labor Radio

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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 07/30/12

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Mon, 07/30/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 07/23/12

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Mon, 07/23/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Housing Hunger Strike & Labor Notes founder

Jane Slaughter, editor of the Troublemakers Handbook and founder of Labor Notes, talks with co-host John Walsh about plans for a Troublemakers school in Portland.

In the second half of the show, Cameron Whitten, in his 50th day of a hunger strike for housing justice, talks with co-host Jamie Partridge just prior to a massive rally in front of City Hall.

Labor Radio on 06/25/12

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Mon, 06/25/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Nuclear Power Restart in Japan? Walmart in Oak Grove?

Nuclear Power Restart in Japan? Walmart in Oak Grove?

Hear what working class people have to say about big businesses affecting their lives on both sides of the Pacific.  Journalist and Labor Notes activist Chie Matsumoto joins us live by phone from Japan (where it will be Tuesday already), then Tom Civiletti and Bob Marshall of No Oak Grove Walmart talk about the fight on Highway 99.

Labor Radio on 05/28/12

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Mon, 05/28/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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STRIKE! East County Teachers & Colombian GM worker

600 school teachers, represented by the Reynolds Education Association (REA) have been on strike for five days. Despite the union’s agreement to the district’s economic demands, the school board has continued to insist on severe attacks on teachers’ working conditions. Co-host Jamie Partridge talks with some of the hundreds of teachers who have been out on the picketline every day.

In the second half of the show, co-host John Walsh recorded a Colombian GM worker, Jorge Parra, speaking with UAW staff at Solidarity House in Detroit about the fightback against dangerous working conditions and a cruel company.

Labor Radio on 05/07/12

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Mon, 05/07/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Postal Fightback Stirs

POSTAL FIGHTBACK STIRS

The Postmaster General threatens to close half the sorting facilities, thousands of post offices, end Saturday and door-to-door delivery and eliminate hundreds of thousands of living wage union jobs. Letter carrier unionist, Jamie Partridge, reports on a growing rank-and-file and community network, Communities and Postal Workers United, launched at this weekend’s Labor Notes conference in Chicago.

Labor Radio on 04/02/12

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Mon, 04/02/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Fighting Corporate Impunity: How Can Multinationals Be Held Legally Accountable in the U.S.

Fighting Corporate Impunity: How Can Corporations Be Held Legally Accountable in the U.S. for Abuses of Labor and Human Rights in Other Countries

Labor Radio talks with Daniel Kovalik of the United Steelworkers, who has been counsel to Plaintiffs in prominent international law cases against, among others, The Coca-Cola Company, Drummond and Occidental Petroleum for alleged human rights abuses, including torture and murder, in Colombia - the most dangerous country in the world to be a unionist. Dan was described recently by the Christian Science Monitor as "one of the most prominent defenders of Colombian workers in the United States." He is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and Counterpunch, focusing on critiques of U.S. foreign policy.

Labor Radio on 03/26/12

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Mon, 03/26/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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EAST COUNTY EDUCATORS MAY STRIKE

1,300 school teachers, represented by the Oregon Education Association (OEA) in the Parkrose, Gresham-Barlow and Reynolds school districts, may strike in the next month if their school boards continue down their current path toward implementation of severe attacks on teachers’ benefits and working conditions. Host Jamie Partridge talks with some of the hundreds of teachers attending a March 20th rally at Gresham High Gym.

At the end of the show, Partridge pays tribute to recently deceased labor songwriter and longshore (ILWU) union member, Harry Stamper of Coos Bay

Labor Radio on 03/19/12

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Mon, 03/19/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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WORKERS DEMOCRACY in VENEZUELA

WORKERS DEMOCRACY in VENEZUELA

Since 1999 and the election of Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan workers have been creating a participatory democracy which they call “Socialism for the 21st Century”. Host Jamie Partridge interviews former Portland organizer Patrick Leet, who has spent the past five years in the midst of this “Bolivarian Revolution.” Leet covers a range of topics, from the Venezuelan labor movement, education system, the media, and housing law to the Latin American common market and neoliberal economics.

At the end of the show, Partridge pays tribute to recently deceased labor songwriter and longshore (ILWU) union member, Harry Stamper of Coos Bay.

Labor Radio on 03/05/12

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Mon, 03/05/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussion on HB4142, Green Jobs in Oregon

Are the Koch Brothers Influencing Oregon Politics?

Please join host Bill Zimmerman as he discusses Oregon HB4142, Oregon Working Familes Party, and Taxi Cab Drivers.

Labor Radio on 02/27/12

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Mon, 02/27/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Low Wage Workers in Struggle @ Vancouver Hilton & @ Del Monte Foods

Workers organized with UNITE HERE local 9 at Vancouver’s Hilton Hotel are in struggle for a fair union contract. Their wages are so low that some have to rely on food baskets to feed their families. Their medical benefits are so expensive that less than 5% of the workers are on the plan. Co-host Jamie Partridge brings us testimony from the Jobs with Justice Workers Rights Board hearing held at the Vancouver Library last Thursday.

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END THE LOCKOUT! Longshore community solidarity rally

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Mon, 06/24/2013

Lataya Dailey, organizer of Monday's community rally in solidarity with ILWU 8 & 4 against the lockout by Columbia Grain and United Grain, speaks with KBOO labor reporter, Jamie Partridge.  She also speaks to the crowd of a couple dozen supporters outside the office of Columbia Grain in the Wells Fargo building downtown Portland.

  • Length: 10:41 minutes (14.68 MB)
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290 Organizing and YNPN (Young Non-Profit Professionals Network)

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Mon, 06/17/2013

A 2-part show featuring YNPN in the first segment and 290 Organizing in the second.

  • Length: 27:34 minutes (25.24 MB)
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Seattle Fast Food Workers Strike Back Part 1

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Mon, 06/10/2013

Two members of the Portland IWW describe their experience as members of a Portland delegation to Seattle on May 30, 2013 to support fast food workers walking out in the latest of a string of "strike first" actions by fast food workers demanding a $15 minimum wage and the right to organize. We highlight interviews with two of the Seattle area workers who participated in the strike action. Music by Ironwood.

Alternatives to Austerity 101

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Mon, 05/27/2013

This week's Labor Radio show features an interview with economist Robin Hahnel digging into the argument of Friday May 24th's Op Ed "Austerity is not the way to fix Portland's Budget". KBOO News reporter Robin Ryan interviews one city worker facing layoff. And we also play a new track by Rebel Diaz called "Chicago Teacher".

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  • Length: 30:17 minutes (27.73 MB)
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Bill Fletcher - How do we fight back in the age of Obama?

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Sat, 05/18/2013

Bill Fletcher is a long-time racial justice, labor, and international activist, scholar, and author.  He has served in leadership positions with many prominent union and labor organizations, including the AFL-CIO and the Service Employees International Union.  Fletcher is the immediate past president of TransAfrica Forum and is the coauthor, with Fernando Gapasin (heard here introducing Bill Fletcher), of Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path Toward Social Justice.  Fletcher was in Northeast Portland, speaking at an event sponsored by the International Socialist Organization on May 18th, 2013 as part of a tour promoting his new book: "They're Bankrupting Us" and Twenty Other Myths about Unions.

Education Fightback - Contract Campaigns that Win (Troublemakers School workshop)

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Sat, 04/13/2013

Union teachers from Chicago, Reynolds and Portland school districts explain how to wage a contract battle that involves teachers, parents, classified, students and the community and winning.  Beginning with Sarah Chambers, a leader in the successful 2012 Chicago Teachers Union strike, followed by Evan Selby, Emily Crum, and Jesse Reschke, leaders of the Reynolds district 2012 strike, and ending with Gwen Sullivan, president of the Portland Association of Teachers, who may face a strike this fall.

  • Length: 54:16 minutes (74.52 MB)
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Beyond Bargaining: How Unions Can Fight for All Workers (Troublemakers School plenary)

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Sat, 04/13/2013

Stephanie Luce, author of Fighting for a Living Wage, Joe Mizrahi, UFCW organizer in Seattle Paid Sick Days Campaign, Sarah Chambers, Chicago Teachers Union leader, Sindy Avila, HERE 8 organizer of immigrants, and Angela MacWhinnie of SEIU's We Are Oregon community organizing project speak at Labor Notes Troublemakers School plenary on April 13, 2013

  • Length: 64:40 minutes (88.8 MB)
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New Directions for Labor (PDX Troublemakers School)

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Sat, 04/13/2013

Mark Brenner, director of Labor Notes, a national organizing center and sponsor of Troublemakers' Schools throughout the country, speaks to the 200+ labor activists at Portland's TMS on April 13, 2013

  • Length: 17:06 minutes (23.49 MB)
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Opting Out of Standardized Testing

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Sat, 03/16/2013

A panel discussion and Q & A on the growing movement of resistance to standardized testing, featuring Jesse Hagopian, leader of the teachers boycott of the MAP test at Seattle's Garfield High School; Uvia Murillo, a Woodlawn Elementary parent who opted out of the OAKS test for her son; Elizabeth Lehl, a Vernon Elementary teacher; and Alexia Garcia, a Lincoln High student and leader of the Portland Student Union campaign urging students to opt out of the OAKS test.  KBOOs Jamie Partridge recorded the forum at Grant High School on March 16, 2013.

Fasting for Injured Colombian GM Workers

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Fri, 03/08/2013

John Walsh testifies about his one day fast, part of a series of rolling fasts across the country, in support of injured Colombian GM workers demanding justice from the American automaker.

  • Length: 2:23 minutes (2.18 MB)
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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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