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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

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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Labor Radio
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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
Air date: 
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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Labor Radio
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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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Labor Radio
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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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Education Fightback - Contract Campaigns that Win (Troublemakers School workshop)

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Labor Radio
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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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Labor Radio
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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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Labor Radio
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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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Labor Radio
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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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Labor Radio
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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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Rolling Solidarity Fasts with ASOTRECOL, Injured Colombian GM Workers

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Labor Radio
program date: 
Thu, 03/07/2013

People in Portland, the rest of the US, and Colombia are engaging in a series of one-day fasts in solidarity with the injured Colombian autoworkers association, ASOTRECOL.  The workers got hurt on the job at General Motors and then kicked to the curb.  Listen to the people who have fasted describe in their own words why they are taking a stand: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLFPEVmdk5Y&feature=youtu.be http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XUQwZkgWlo&feature=youtu.be http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3us5zoAI4o&feature=youtu.be http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3us5zoAI4o&feature=youtu.be http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBJiVcD-ycg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN_eOepyDro&feature=youtu.be http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uNIHPyytSs&feature=youtu.be http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF333TovvY8&feature=youtu.be http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkYC_d5-OXg&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ye1eSWkwuk and Ruth Needleman said: I am fasting today in solidarity with the GM workers in Bogota, Colombia. This past summer I spent 10 days in Colombia with Witness for Peace, and visited with the injured GM workers of ASOTRECOL camped out across from the US Embassy. I wa...s moved and outraged by their stories. Discharged due to on-the-job injuries at the Colmotores plant, these workers explained how GM was systematically eliminating union workers, injured workers, and workers who stood up for their rights. In their place, in violation of the Labor Accord of the Free Trade Agreement between the US and Colombia, GM was hiring temporary workers and pressuring them to sign a collective pact, authored by the company, with company-selected representatives. Instead of job security and rights, GM was providing precarious jobs, with no security, lower pay and without any room for a union.

"Colombia is the most dangerous place in the world for trade unionists. Thousands have been murdered. Leaders and their families face constant death threats. The courage of these ASOTRECOL workers to stand up to GM in Colombia as well as in the US inspired me to stand with them. I am an Emeritus Professor from Indiana University, with a background in Latin America and Labor Studies. This struggle is being fought in the interests of workers globally and should be supported, because no worker should be fired for a workplace injury and no worker should be stripped of union rights."

*The attached picture shows Ruth raising awareness of GM's injustice outside the Colmotores plant in Bogota, Colombia.
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City Workers Rally Against Cuts (RAW AUDIO)

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Labor Radio
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Tue, 02/05/2013

February 5 DCTU rally Noon in front of Portland building

  • Length: 11:55 minutes (16.36 MB)
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State & Revolution, a Marxist perspective

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Labor Radio
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Sat, 02/02/2013

 

Todd Chretien, an activist and organizer for the International Socialist Organization, gave a talk Saturday, Februrary 2nd, 2013, at Portland State University on “State and Revolution” from a Marxist perspective. In these excerpts, Chretien discusses the difference between the liberal, social democratic and Marxist views of the role of government (the state) in society. He makes the argument that our current government cannot be reformed to abolish poverty, racism, war, exploitation or the other evils of capitalism, but must be replaced through revolution.

 

Danny Glover Statement of Support for the Injured Colombian GM Workers of ASOTRECOL

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 01/28/2013

Danny Glover reads his statement of support for ASOTRECOL.

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Rally Against Racist School Closures (raw audio)

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Labor Radio
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Sat, 01/26/2013

48 minute recording of  Jan. 26th rally, sponsored by Social Equality Educators, in front of Jefferson High School, protesting the proposed closure of Vernon, Woodlawn or Ockley Green school, all of which have a majority of Black and Brown students.

  • Length: 48:18 minutes (66.34 MB)
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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

 

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