Labor Radio

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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

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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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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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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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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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Extrajudicial Executions in Colombia

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Mon, 01/23/2012

Participants in the Movement of Victims of Crimes of the State describe extrajudicial executions, also known as "false positives," in which the US-funded Colombian armed forces murdered civilians - often young men looking for work - in order to present their bodies as evidence of military success in the internal armed conflict.  One of the speakers lost her brother, another her son, to such killings.

Longshore Battle Looms in Longview

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Mon, 01/23/2012

The Interntional 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-natiional 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.  Host Jamie Partridge interviews Meredith Reese from the Labor Solidarity Committee of OCCUPY Portland about organizing for this pivotal battle of the 99% vs the 1%.

 

Longview Longshore Showdown Near

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Mon, 01/23/2012

Longshore workers in Longview, Washington are fighting an historic battle to save their union, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) local 21.  EGT, a huge multinational grain trading corporation, is trying to load the first ship at their new high tech terminal with non-ILWU scab labor.  Host Jamie Partridge interviews OCCUPY Portland spokesperson, Kari Koch, about the massive caravan now being organized in response to the call from local 21 for solidarity. 

  • Length: 6:29 minutes (8.91 MB)
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Union-busting at the Fund for Public Interest, and the inner workings of the Red & Black Cafe collective

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Mon, 01/09/2012

Kris Humbird and his coworkers at the Fund for the Public Interest call center -- which raises funds for OSPIRG and Environment Oregon -- formed a union with CWA Local 7901 this past October. Kris joined us in studio to talk about the job he loves, the trouble with fundraising quotas, and the ugly union-busting side of these beloved  progressive organizations.

If Kris and his coworkers are taking one step towards a voice in their workplace, John Langley and his coworkers at the Red and Black Cafe have taken it a step farther: They own and run the restaurant themselves, as a worker-owned cooperative. John joined us by phone to talk about life without a boss.

How GM Kicks Occupationally Disabled Workers to the Curb in Colombia

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Mon, 12/26/2011

GM assembly workers in Colombia suffer occupational disabilities resulting from outdated equipment and production methods, then the company forces them out of their jobs.  The workers and their families fight back by occupying a spot right across the street from the US embassy.  In November they spoke with a Witness for Peace delegation about their struggle for justice.

  • Length: 12:37 minutes (11.55 MB)
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OCCUPY THE POST OFFICE D19

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Mon, 12/26/2011

The Postmaster General has announced the imminent closure of 41 rural post offices in Oregon.  The PMG claims the postal service must shrink due to its financial crisis, but he is restricted by law from closing post offices for "economic reasons".  The Rural Organizing Project has stepped up to fight back.  KBOO labor reporter Jamie Partridge was in front of the Scappoose Post Office on December 19th, the day ROP organized to OCCUPY THE POST OFFICE.

  • Length: 8:22 minutes (11.49 MB)
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Labor Strife at OSPIRG

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Thu, 12/15/2011

Two progressive advocacy groups, OSPIRG, the Oregon State Public Interest Research Group, and Environment Oregon, are experiencing labor strife. Today, outside the call center for the Fund for the Public Interest, at the Portland Telephone Outreach Project, where telephone workers fundraise for these two groups, union activists staged an informational picket. KBOO labor reporter Jamie Partridge has the story.
 

  • Length: 3:05 minutes (4.24 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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