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

Labor Radio on 11/19/12

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Mon, 11/19/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 11/12/12

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Mon, 11/12/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Mexican Anti-Drug War Activist plus Vets Day Postal Rally

Mexican anti-Drug War Activist plus Vets Day Postal Rally

New co-hosts Megan Hise and Meredith Reese present an interview with Olga Reyes, of Mexico's Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity. In the second part of the show they talk with Jamie Partridge of Portland's Communities and Postal Workers United to Save the Postal Service about the Veteran's Day Rally and March.

Labor Radio on 11/05/12

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Mon, 11/05/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 10/29/12

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Mon, 10/29/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Labor radio election special

On October 29, 2012, Fifth Monday Labor Radio on KBOO will have an hour long show, from 6-7pm, to provide listeners with a forum for Third Party Candidates.

Labor Radio on 10/22/12

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Mon, 10/22/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Solidarity with City Temps & Colombian Injured Workers

Solidarity with City Temps &  Colombian Injured Workers

One third of Portland City workers are "temps", with low pay, minimal benefits and no job security.  Hear testimony from temporary and seasonal workers at a recent Workers Rights Board hearing.

In the second half of the show, host John Walsh interviews Jorge Parra, leader of Colombian GM workers who have been injured on the job and summarily fired.  After a year's encampment outside the US Embassy, Parra is in the US seeking solidarity in their struggle for just compensation.

Labor Radio on 10/08/12

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Mon, 10/08/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 10/01/12

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Mon, 10/01/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Labor Radio on 09/24/12

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Mon, 09/24/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Chicago Teachers Solidarity Rally

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Chicago Teachers Solidarity Rally

KBOO 90.7 FM, streaming at KBOO.fm

Monday, Sept. 24th, 6 – 6:30pm.
The Chicago Teachers Strike had ended two days prior, but a crowd of Portland teachers, parents, students and union activists rallied to draw the lessons of the strike, hearing from Adam Sanchez, Social Equality Educators; Kirstin Roberts, Chicago Teachers Union (by SKYPE); Susan Barrett, Oregon Save Our Schools; Margaret Butler, Portland Jobs with Justice, and others. Labor Radio’s Jamie Partridge recorded the rally.

Labor Radio on 09/17/12

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Mon, 09/17/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Labor Radio on 09/10/12

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Mon, 09/10/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

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Bus Riders Unite

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Mon, 05/14/2012

Khahn Pham and Jared Franz from OPAL / Bus Riders Unite speak about the transit systems proposed cuts, OPALs alternatives that put riders first and unity with transit workers.

  • Title: Bus Riders Unite
  • Length: 22:26 minutes (15.4 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 22kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

Postal Fightback Stirs

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Mon, 05/07/2012

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.

  • Length: 19:31 minutes (26.81 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

On the Picket Line with Gresham Teachers

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Wed, 04/25/2012

With Gresham teachers on Wednesday, April 25th, KBOO labor reporter Jamie Partridge interviews picket captains, rank & file union members, community and student supporters as well as capturing the announcement of a tentative agreement after only hours on strike.

  • Length: 27:53 minutes (38.29 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Strike! East County Teachers

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Mon, 04/23/2012

1,300 school teachers, represented by the Oregon Education Association (OEA) in the Parkrose, Gresham-Barlow and Reynolds school districts, may go on strike, some as early as this Wednesday, if their school boards continue down their current path -- the implementation of severe attacks on teachers’ benefits and working conditions. Host Jamie Partridge brings us an excerpt from a teachers March 20th rally at Gresham High Gym.

  • Length: 12:32 minutes (17.21 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Insecure Communities, May Day, !Ya Basta!

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Mon, 04/09/2012

http://causaoregon.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/PoliceIceInsecurecommunities-243x300.jpgSuppose you had to quiz your children: "What's your plan if I don't come home today?" On tonight's show we talk with CAUSA organizer Aeryca Steinbauer about the local impact of ICE policy and how deportations are hurting families in Portland. Learn more and find out what you can do at Insecure Communities: A Community Forum on Ending Unjust Deportations, a free event at 7 pm this Friday, April 13th, at the First Unitarian Church downtown at 1011 SW 13th. CAUSA is part of a network called ACT for Justice and Dignity.

In the second half of the show we talk with Kari Koch of Portland Liberation Organizing Council about organizing for this year's May Day, including a planned building liberation.

The show also features the song !Ya Basta! by Evan Greer, who is doing three shows in town this weekend with Bonfire Madigan on the Tiny Fists Tour: Saturday 4/14 at 7:30 pm at PSU Food for Thought Cafe, Sunday 4/15 at 7 pm at Reed College's Student Union, and Monday 4/16 at 7 pm at the Red & Black Cafe. Full details here.

  • Length: 27:54 minutes (19.16 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 22kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

Fighting Corporate Impunity in the Global Economy: Dan Kovalik of the USW

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Mon, 04/02/2012

Dan Kovalik of the United Steelworkers talks about holding corporations accountable in US courts for labor and human rights abuses in other countries.  Dan has been counsel to plaintiffs in cases against The Coca-Cola Company, Drummond, and Occidental Petroleum for alleged abuses including torture and murder in Colombia.

  • Length: 26:36 minutes (24.35 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

East County Teachers May Strike

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Mon, 03/26/2012

 

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.

 

East County Teachers May Strike (short version)

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Mon, 03/26/2012

   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.

  • Length: 28:08 minutes (38.63 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

WORKERS DEMOCRACY IN VENEZUELA

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Mon, 03/19/2012

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.

  • Length: 27:22 minutes (37.59 MB)
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The Mother of All Strikes: Botswana 2011

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Mon, 03/12/2012
 http://gabzfmnews.wordpress.com/2011/04/18/botswana-is-bracing-itself-for-the-biggest-public-service-strike-in-history/You probably didn't read about it in the paper, but last spring, more than 90,000 public employees in Botswana walked out on a record-breaking two month strike. Pnina Werbner, professor emerita of social anthropology at Keele University in the UK, was there, and she joined us in the studio to talk about it. She is working on a book on the Manual Workers Union and other public sector unions in Botswana, and she visited Portland to give a talk at Reed College entitled "The Mother of All Strikes: Popular Protest Culture and Vernacular Cosmopolitanism in the Botswana Public Service Unions' Strike, 2011." She came into the KBOO studio to talk with host Al Bradbury about how the workers employed playful songs and other creative tactics to sustain their unity over the period, how they related their struggle to the anti-authoritarian and anti-austerity popular uprisings in many countries that year, and the political and social impacts of the strike.

Image source: http://gabzfmnews.wordpress.com/2011/04/18/botswana-is-bracing-itself-for-the-biggest-public-service-strike-in-history/

 

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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