Labor Radio

About Working People, for Working People, By Working People.

Host schedule:

1st Mondays Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
2nd Mondays Megan Hise and Meredith Reese
3rd Mondays Young Emerging Labor Leaders
4th Mondays John Walsh and Jamie Partridge
5th Mondays Lane Poncy and Tim Flanagan

Episode Archive

Labor Radio on 01/23/12

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Mon, 01/23/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Longshore Battle in Longview & Colombia Revisited

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) local 21 in Longview, Washington has put out the call to all working class people to come to Longview for an historic protest. EGT, a giant multi-national corporation which controls one-third of the world's grain trade, is trying to bust the ILWU, one of America's most progressive and powerful unions. EGT's first grain ship will be docking soon, escorted by the U.S. Coast Guard. Co-host Jamie Partridge interviews Meredith Reese from the Labor Solidarity Committee of OCCUPY Portland and Kari Koch of the Media Committee of OCCUPY about organizing for this pivotal battle of the 99% vs the 1%.

Labor Radio on 01/02/12

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Mon, 01/02/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Labor Radio talks about health care with U S Rep John Conyers D-MI, Dr. Margaret Flowers, and more

Health Care for All!

Join host Bill Zimmerman as he discusses health care for all with U S Rep John Conyers D-MI, Dr. Margaret Flowers, Mark Dudzic-Labor for Single Payer and others on this rebroadcast.

Labor Radio on 12/26/11

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Mon, 12/26/2011 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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OCCUPY THE POST OFFICE & OCCUPY COLOMBIA

The Rural Organizing Project directed statewide Occupy the Post Office protests at dozens of Oregon post offices last Monday. Apalled that over 40 post offices in Oregon are in danger of being permanently closed next year, ROP joined postal worker unions and postal customers in demonstrating support for one of America's most valued and trusted institutions. Working America has also joined the campaign to Save America's Postal Service. Retired letter carrier Jamie Partridge co-hosts.

Labor Radio on 12/19/11

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Mon, 12/19/2011 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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OCCUPY THE POST OFFICE

Labor Radio on 11/28/11

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Mon, 11/28/2011 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Black Tradeswomen & Seattle Sick Leave

Black Tradeswomen & Sick Leave in Seattle

Fewer Black women are entering and staying in the building and construction trades than in the 1970s. Portland State University Professor Roberta Hunte provides insights into institutional barriers and survival strategies for our sisters of color. Jamie Partridge co-hosts

In the second half of the show, co-host John Walsh talks with Dave Freiboth, Executive Secretary Treasurer of the King County Labor Council, about Seattle’s new mandatory Paid Sick Leave law.

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.

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The High Cost of Low Wage Temporary Work in Portland

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Thu, 10/04/2012

Full recording of the Portland Area Workers' Rights Board hearing on the High Cost of Low Wage Temporary and Seasonal Work for the City of Portland and Metro.  The WRB is a project of Portland Jobs with Justice.  Panelists included State Representative Michael Dembrow, who chaired the hearing; Dr. Veronica Dujon, Associate Dean, Portland State University; Francisco Lopez, Executive Director, CAUSA Oregon; Rev. Kate Lore, Social Justice Minister, First Unitarian Church; Joel Rosenblit, labor attorney; and Rev. Dr. David Wheeler, Pastor, First Baptist Church.  Presenting to the panel were Margaret Butler, Director of Jobs with Justice; Toby Green, Laborers International Union; Dr. Mary King, Economics Professor, PSU; Aimie Franceshi, Metro Parks Seasonal Worker; Delarie Finch, City Recreation Assistant; Ellen Ino, Metro Zoo Seasonal Worker; Jason Epton, City Seasonal Maintenance Worker; Crystal Thomas, City Recreation Worker; Alisha, community member, Dishman patron; Erika Johnson, City Recreation Worker; and Yan Embrik, Metro Parks Seasonal Worker.

  • Length: 98:08 minutes (134.76 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Chicago Teachers Solidarity Rally

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Thu, 09/20/2012

Full audio of Portland's Solidarity Rally for Chicago Teachers Union, two day after their strike ended.  Speakers include Adam Sanchez, Social Equality Educators; Kirstin Roberts, Chicago Teachers Union; Susan Barrett, Oregon Save Our Schools; Sheila Warren, Portland Parent Union; Heather Conroy of SEIU 503; Gwen Sullivan, Portland Association of Teachers; Bob Tackett, Northwest Oregon Labor Council; Margaret Butler, Portland Jobs with Justice; Richard Schwarz, American Federation of Teachers; Tom Chamberlain, Oregon AFL-CIO; and Richard Sanders, Oregon Education Association.

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)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

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)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 22kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

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)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 22kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

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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