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

Labor Radio on 10/24/11

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Mon, 10/24/2011 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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New Workers’ Center & Bus Transfer Campaign

New Workers’ Center & Bus Transfer Campaign

A new Workers’ Center for residents of Rockwood and Gresham is called Neighborhoods United (Vecinos Unidos), All in One Community Worker’s Center. Sponsored by We Are Oregon, the center aims to help working families in east county organize against wage theft & evictions, for jobs & food access, for youth, art, music and story telling. Co-host Jamie Partridge interviews one of the center’s founders.

In the second half of the show, co-host John Walsh talks with OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon about Bus Riders Unite! and their current campaign for a more fair bus transfer policy on TriMet.

Labor Radio on 10/10/11

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Mon, 10/10/2011 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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Wobbly Special, all about the IWW!

Al Bradbury and Angela MacWhinnie bring you a Very Special Episode of Labor Radio, all about the IWW! Tonight's Wobbly guests include:

Labor Radio on 09/26/11

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Mon, 09/26/2011 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Interview of candidates for US Congress, Dist. 1

Oregon's special election to replace David Wu for U.S. Congress, District 1 has produced three candidates for the Democratic primary, November 8th. Host Jamie Partridge interviews Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian, State Senator Suzanne Bonamici, and State Representative Brad Witt about the major issues facing the working class and our labor movement.

Labor Radio on 09/05/11

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Mon, 09/05/2011 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Labor Day Picnic 2011

"The Disappearing Middle Class"

Join host Bill Zimmerman as he discusses local and national current events at the 2011 "Labor Day Picnic".

Labor Radio on 08/22/11

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Mon, 08/22/2011 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Letter Carriers Resist Postal Shock Doctrine

Letter Carriers, JOBS with JUSTICE and VOZ

KBOO 90.7 FM, streaming at KBOO.fm (also archived at kboo.fm/node/30365)

Monday, August 22nd, 6 – 6:30pm.

Letter Carriers and other postal workers are facing a barrage of scare tactics from the Postmaster General, including the threat of eliminating 30% of the workforce, half the post offices and three days of mail delivery. Kevin Card, president of the Oregon State Association of Letter Carriers, tells host Jamie Partridge how the US Postal Service and their legislative allies are conspiring to gut workers wages, benefits and collective bargaining rights using a phoney debt crisis created by Congressional mandates.

Labor Radio on 05/09/11

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Mon, 05/09/2011 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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Free Versus Fair Trade, a Two Hour Special

Local, national, and international guests share the perspective of working people, as three more free trade agreements head to Congress:

  • Korea, the biggest volume deal since NAFTA
  • Colombia, where more unionists are killed than in the rest of the world combined and whose number of displaced persons is rivaled only by Sudan, and
  • Panama, the country with financial regulation so lax an intern could set up a fake corporation in minutes, over the phone.

Hear the voices of need before greed and support Portland’s Community Radio Station, KBOO, during Spring Membership Drive.

Co-hosted by Bill Zimmerman and John Walsh.

Labor Radio on 07/12/10

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Mon, 07/12/2010 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Uses of a Whirlwind

“We are in the middle of a whirlwind of struggle and opportunities for fundamental change abound; it’s just a question of how we use them.”  Or so say the members of Team Colors, a self-described “militant research” collective, who have just released a provocative new book called Uses of a Whirlwind: Movement, Movements, and Contemporary Radical Currents in t

Labor Radio on 09/07/09

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Mon, 09/07/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Today is Labor Day!

Tune in from 8 until 11 AM, as KBOO's Labor Radio Collective and the Old Mole Variety Hour join forces for three hours of special programming about the lives and struggles of the women and men who do the work.
 

 Call-in and share stories about your own job on Labor Day Talk Radio.
 

 

 

Labor Radio on 02/02/09

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Mon, 02/02/2009 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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How Free Trade has hurt Oregon's Workers

Join host Bill Zimmerman as he discusses "Livelihoods Traded Away" with Authur Stamoulis, Director of The Oregon Fair Trade Campaign. What can you do to help? Find out on Labor Radio, Monday Feb 2, 2009 at 6 PM

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Mon, 01/05/2009 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Is the auto bailout good workers?

Washington has been buzzing over the “Big Three” bailout and whether any deal should be tied to a free trade agreement with Colombia. What would a bailout mean for the auto industry, its workers, and the economy?

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Disabled Colombian GM Workers Gain Mediation Agreement, Suspend Hunger Strike, Need Justice Now

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Mon, 08/27/2012

The occupationally disabled Colombian autoworkers of ASOTRECOL signed a mediation agreement with General Motors and suspended their three week old hunger strike, while continuing their more than year long occupation of the curb across the street from the US embassy in Bogotá.  Labor Radio spoke live by telephone with Jorge Parra, president of ASOTRECOL, about the recent positive steps and about the struggle that lies ahead.

  • Length: 25:38 minutes (23.47 MB)
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Students Strike Back Against Austerity -- in Portland and Quebec

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Mon, 08/13/2012

Image from andrewgavinmarshall.comWith total student debt now surpassing even total credit card debt, students and graduates around the world are looking austerity in the face and mobilizing against it. On tonight's show we speak with independent writer and researcher Andrew Gavin Marshall of Montreal, Canada about how the student strike in Quebec ignited a popular uprising in the Maple Spring and where the movement is going next. Read more of his work at andrewgavinmarshall.com. Then we speak with Emily Lehr, Portland State University student and activist, about what debt means for Oregonians today and how students here are organizing to fight back against austerity. Get in touch through their Facebook group, Portland Student Debt Coalition.

  • Length: 26:17 minutes (18.05 MB)
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Housing Justice Hunger Strike

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Mon, 07/23/2012

Cameron Whitten, in his 50th day of a hunger strike for housing justice, talks with host Jamie Partridge, just prior to a massive rally in front of City Hall.  At the rally, we hear speakers and interviews with labor union supporters.  

  • Length: 13:20 minutes (18.3 MB)
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Jane Slaughter of Labor Notes Talks About Troublemakers & the Labor Movement

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Mon, 07/23/2012

Jane Slaughter, co-founder of Labor Notes, talks about effective troublemaking and the health of the labor movement.

  • Length: 13:00 minutes (11.9 MB)
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Barbara Jensen on Reading Class: On Culture and Classism in America

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Mon, 07/16/2012

Barb Jensen is the author of a book about working-class and middle-class cultures, Reading Classes: On Culture and Classism in America. Angela MacWhinnie spoke with her for Labor Radio.

The No Nukes Movement in Japan

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Mon, 06/25/2012

Journalist and activist Chie Matsumoto talks about the popular movement against the restart of nuclear powerplants in Japan

  • Length: 12:02 minutes (11.02 MB)
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No Oak Grove Walmart and the New Fightback

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Mon, 06/25/2012

Walmart has a new siting strategy, and communities are learning how to fight back in new ways.  Bob Marshall of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555 and Tom Civiletti of No Oak Grove Walmart spell it out for us.

  • Length: 11:39 minutes (10.67 MB)
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Stories from Labor Notes Conference 2012

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Mon, 06/11/2012

http://labornotes.org/files/images/conf12broch1.jpgTonight's Labor Radio features some wonderful highlights from the closing plenary at the May 2012 Labor Notes Conference in Chicago, bringing together people committed to rank-and-file leadership and militancy in the labor movement. Speakers include:

  • Ken Spatta, a CWA Local 1101 member, Verizon striker and recently-elected leader in the reform slate Rebuild 1101
  • Maricruz Manzanares, a University of California custodian, AFSCME Local 3299 member and recently-elected leader in the reform slate Members First
  • Robert Gagnon, a locked-out Rio Tinto steelworker from Quebec and a leader in Steelworkers Local 9490
  • Michelle Crentsil, an activist in Occupy Wall Street's People of Color Caucus and union organizer

 

 

 

  • Length: 28:22 minutes (19.47 MB)
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Colombian GM Worker Leader Visits Detroit to Seek Solidarity from the UAW

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Mon, 05/28/2012

Jorge Parra, president of ASOTRECOL, the Association of Sick Workers and Ex-Workers of GM Colombia, talks with UAW staff at Solidarity House in Detroit.  GM kicked these workers to the curb after they were hurt on the job, and they then occupied the curb - the one across the street from the U.S. embassy in Bogotá - where they have remained continuously since August.

  • Length: 13:15 minutes (12.13 MB)
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Day 5 East County teachers strike

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Fri, 05/25/2012

Day five of the Reynolds teachers strike was calm compared with earlier in the week.  Teachers rallied for a few hours in the morning and waited for the results of a mediation/ negotiation session.  Despite union agreement to the district's economic demands earlier in the week, the school board continues to insist on dramatic takeaways in working conditions and basic union rights.  Labor reporter Jamie Partridge talks with strike organizer Emily Crumm, a kindergarten teacher at Alder Elementary School.

  • Length: 7:35 minutes (10.42 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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