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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 03/11/13

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Mon, 03/11/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Wildcat! The Great Postal Strike of 1970

Tara Lee, retired letter carrier and a leader of the great U.S. postal strike, and  Keeanga Yamahtta Taylor, of the African American Studies department at Northwestern University and editor of the International Socialist Review, discuss the 1970 wildcat strike and its implications for today's labor movement.

Labor Radio on 03/04/13

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Mon, 03/04/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 02/25/13

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Mon, 02/25/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Building the Postal Fightback

Jim Cook, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers, Branch 82 (Portland Metro area), discusses the attacks on the postal service and the struggle to save it.

Labor Radio on 02/18/13

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Mon, 02/18/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 02/11/13

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Mon, 02/11/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 02/04/13

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Mon, 02/04/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Labor Radio on 01/28/13

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Mon, 01/28/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Global Corporations, Local Exploitation: Autoworkers Fight for Rights in Colombia & Mississippi

Speaking worker truth to corporate power at the auto shows: Colombian and Mississippi autoworkers make their voices heard in Detroit.

Hear their message from the rallies and press conferences at the big Cobo Center show, plus a live update from rank and file UAW member and activist Martha Grevatt.

For more information on the Colombian GM workers' struggle, go to www.asotrecol.com

For the Mississippi Nissan workers, see www.beneaththeshine.org

 

Labor Radio on 01/14/13

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Mon, 01/14/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Labor Radio on 01/07/13

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Mon, 01/07/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Marxism and the Trade Union Struggle

Marxism and the Trade Union Struggle, a talk by union activist Lucy Hershel, given at the June, 2012 Socialism conference in Chicago.

Labor Radio on 12/31/12

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Mon, 12/31/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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/

 

Paper recycling jobs and taxi worker organizing

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Mon, 03/05/2012
http://site.recy-cal.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/paper-recycling.jpgHave you ever wondered where your recyclable paper goes after you place it in the bin at the curb in Portland? As it turns out, most of it is shipped off to China for reprocessing. Local paper mill workers are asking, why not process it locally and create local jobs? And how can we hold our legislators accountable for those choices? Host Bill Zimmerman speaks with Steve Hughes, State Director of Oregon Working Families Party, and Greg Pallesen, International Vice President of the Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers, to talk about this issue and the sad fate of HB 4142 in this year's legislative session. Later in the show, Bill is joined by Kedir Wako, chair of the Portland Drivers Self Help Association, to talk about conditions in the taxi industry and why workers are organizing to support themselves and one another.

 

An Immigrant Worker's Experience

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Mon, 02/27/2012

Why do workers immigrate to the U.S.? What do they go through to get here? How are conditions on the job? What does it take to stop the exploitation of workers? Hear one person's story.

Oregon educators fight to improve our schools, and Portland Occupy activists take on corporate giants

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Mon, 02/20/2012

http://www.oregoned.org/atf/cf/%7B3F7AF7EC-F984-4631-A411-148CD1FB8421%7D/2012-02DayOfAction370px.jpgTonight's show is about how people in Oregon are taking action on two fronts.  First we speak with Hanaa Vaandering, a physical education teacher and vice president of the Oregon Education Association, about today's action in Salem and the fight to improve our schools.  Then we speak with Dustin Hawks, an activist iwth the Longview Planning Group of Occupy, about port mobilizations and taking on corporations.  Plus we hear a couple of great tunes from the Seattle duo Rebel Voices.

  • Length: 27:08 minutes (18.63 MB)
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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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