Labor Radio

Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class.

Host schedule:

1st Mondays Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
2nd Mondays Fernando Gapasin and Anne McDonnell
3rd Mondays Nick Bubb and Stephanie Patricio
4th Mondays John Walsh and Jamie Partridge
5th Mondays Lane Poncy and Michael Morrow

Episode Archive

Coca Cola Workers in Colombia, 20 Year Temps, & Fighting Back Against Fast Track's More of the Same

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 05/25/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Coca Cola Workers in Colombia, 20 Year Temps, & Fighting Back Against Fast Track's More of the Same
DESPITE THE PROMISES OF POLITICIANS SELLING TRADE AGREEMENTS, 90% OF COCA COLA WORKERS IN COLOMBIA ARE STILL MISCLASSIFIED AND MISTREATED AS TEMPORARIES.  DANIEL RUEDA ORGANIZES THEM AND TALKS FROM BOGOTÁ ABOUT THAT STRUGGLE WITH ICONIC LABOR ABUSE.
THEN ROBYN GOTTLIEB OF THE OREGON FAIR TRADE CAMPAIGN GIVES US THE LOWDOWN ON "FAST TRACK," THE PROPOSAL NOW BEFORE CONGRESS THAT WOULD IMPOSE MORE OF THE SAME MULTINATIONAL CORPORATE MODEL ON PEOPLE IN THE U.S. AND AROUND THE WORLD.

Labor Radio on 05/18/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 05/18/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Labor Radio on 05/11/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 05/11/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Labor Radio on 05/04/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 05/04/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Fight for Fifteen @ PSU plus Update on Postal Struggle

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 04/27/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Fight for Fifteen @ PSU plus Update on Postal Struggle
The Fight for Fifteen has come to Portland State University.  Alyssa Pagan of the PSU Student Union explains the connection between the fight for a fifteen dollar minimum wage, tuition hikes, student debt, cops on campus with guns, and the Black Lives Matter movement.  In the second half of the show, host Jamie Partridge talks with local American Postal Workers Union leader Daniel Cortez about the latest fight against the dismantling and privatization of the US Postal Service.

Labor Radio on 04/20/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 04/20/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Labor Radio on 04/13/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 04/13/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Labor Radio on 04/06/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 04/06/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Labor Radio on 03/30/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 03/30/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

ROSA NAVARRO & RICARDO VARELA TALK ABOUT IMMIGRANTS ORGANIZING, WHAT'S AT STAKE, AND OVERCOMING FEAR

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 03/23/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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ROSA NAVARRO & RICARDO VARELA TALK ABOUT IMMIGRANTS ORGANIZING, WHAT'S AT STAKE, AND OVERCOMING FEAR
SUCCESSFUL ORGANIZING FOR COLLECTIVE ACTION OFTEN REQUIRES OVERCOMING FEAR, BECAUSE POWER STRUCTURES TEND TO RETALIATE WHEN CHALLENGED.  IN WORKPLACE ORGANIZING, SOME OF US GET FIRED.  WHEN IMMIGRANTS WITHOUT PAPERS ORGANIZE, ACTIVISTS GET DETAINED OR DEPORTED, TOO.
YET  "UNDOCUMENTED AND UNAFRAID" HAS BECOME THE SLOGAN OF A MOVEMENT, AND IMMIGRANT WORKERS ARE AT THE FOREFRONT OF LABOR ORGANIZING.
ROSA NAVARRO OF THE MIGRANT COLLECTIVE AND RICARDO VARELA OF THE OREGON DREAM ACTIVISTS JOIN US TO TALK ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON NOW, HOW MUCH IS AT STAKE, AND TACTICS THAT WORK.



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Housing Justice Hunger Strike

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Labor Radio
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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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Labor Radio
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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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Labor Radio
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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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Labor Radio
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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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Labor Radio
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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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Labor Radio
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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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Labor Radio
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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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Labor Radio
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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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Day 4 East County teachers strike

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Labor Radio
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Thu, 05/24/2012

Day 4 of the Reynolds teachers strike finds no talks scheduled between the union and the district.  Despite the union agreement to the district's economic package, the school board has walked away from the table, for the second time since the strike began.  Labor reporter Jamie Partridge talks wiith Frank Matthews, Reynolds Learning Academy teacher, Theresa Osborne, Reynolds High School teacher, and students Jose, Sandra, and Kirsten on the strike line at noon today.

  • Length: 10:47 minutes (14.81 MB)
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Day 3 East County teachers strike

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Labor Radio
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Wed, 05/23/2012

Reynolds teachers walk the picketline for the third day as the school district refuses to negotiate a fair contract.  Labor Radio reporter Jamie Partridge talks with picket captains Nicole Anderson, Rob La Raus, and Paul Switalla in front of Reynolds Middle School and Salish Ponds Elementary.

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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