Labor Radio

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

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

Episode Archive

Labor Radio on 02/06/12

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Mon, 02/06/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Brendan Phillips tribute to his father Utah Phillips

Labor Radio Tribute to the late Utah Phillips

Join host Kevin Card on Monday, February 6th @ 6pm with his special guest, Brendan Phillips, for an hour-long membership drive special.

Brendan will perform songs from his new recording dedicated to the life and times of his father, UTAH PHILLIPS.

Check out the website of Brendan's band Fast Rattler

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".

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The Campaign for a Fair Transfer Organizes for Bus Riders

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Mon, 10/24/2011

Maggie Long of SEIU Local 49 talks about the Campaign for a Fair Transfer by OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon

  • Length: 9:11 minutes (8.41 MB)
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Labor Radio's IWW Special!

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Mon, 10/10/2011

 http://portlandiww.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/FOUNDING-CONVENTION.gifAl Bradbury and Angela MacWhinnie bring you a Very Special Episode of Labor Radio, all about the IWW.  Wobbly guests include:

  • Daniel Gross, IWW organizer, co-founder of the Starbucks Workers' Union, and author of the preface to the new edition of Rebel Voices: An IWW Anthology
  • Brendan Phillips, Portland community organizer and frontperson of the band Fast Rattler, on the band's new album "Linger On," a tribute to Brendan's father, the legendary Wobbly storyteller and folksinger Utah Phillips
  • Bill Adler, author of the celebrated new biography of Joe Hill, The Man Who Never Died
  • Emmitt Nolan, Portland IWW member, on organizing in the food and retail industry, and the upcoming IWW Food & Retail Workers Union Founding Convention

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  • Length: 82:33 minutes (56.68 MB)
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Congressional Candidates, Dist. 1

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Mon, 09/26/2011

Oregon's special election to replace David Wu for U.S. Congress, District 1 has produced thirteen candidates for the Democratic primary, November 8th.  Host Jamie Partridge interviews candidates 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.

Rank & File Organizing and Labor Militancy

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Mon, 09/12/2011

Locked Out"You should be scared, son.  You know, I'm scared too.  But the fear's not the problem.  It's what you do with it."

We speak with filmmaker Joan Sekler about  Locked Out, her film about the 500 courageous miners in Boron, California, who faced down the huge mining corporation Rio Tinto.

Civil Wars in U.S. Labor

"To me, the most enduring unity among workers -- particularly if they're in different unions -- is built from the bottom up, on a cross-union basis."

Then we speak with Steve Early, labor activist and author of The Civil Wars in U.S. Labor: Birth of New Workers' Movement or Death Throes of the Old? about the challenges of new organizing, the birth of new movements in unions, and resurgence of labor militancy.

Photos: lockedout2010.org, haymarketbooks.org

 

 

  • Length: 27:26 minutes (10.99 MB)
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Participatory Economics

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Mon, 09/05/2011

The economy is not working for workers.  What is our labor-friendly economic vision?  What about workers’ councils and consumers’ councils democratically planning the economy?  How is this working in Venezuela today?  How could it work here?  Host Jamie Partridge gives us excerpts from a talk by Economics Professor Robin Hahnel on "Participatory Economics".

A “proud product of the New Left” and sympathetic  to libertarian socialism, Professor Hahnel has taught economics for thirty years at American University in Washington DC, is currently a visiting professor at Lewis & Clark College and Portland State University.  He has also served as a visiting professor or economist in Cuba, Peru, Venezuela and England.  Robin Hahnel is active in Portland Jobs with Justice and the Coalition for a Livable Future

Letter Carriers Resist Postmaster's Shock Doctrine

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Mon, 08/22/2011

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.

  • Length: 12:36 minutes (5.05 MB)
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Solidarity Salsa Party Supports VOZ and Jobs With Justice

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Mon, 08/22/2011

The VOZ workers rights education project and Jobs With Justice throw a party to have fun for a good cause. Romeo Sosa and Eliana Machuca tell us about it.

  • Length: 14:04 minutes (12.88 MB)
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IKEA Furniture Factory Workers Unionize! and The Deficit Myth

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Mon, 08/08/2011

photo from http://www.nupge.ca/content/4424/workers-unionize-us-ikea-manufcaturing-plantWe start with the workers who made your IKEA bookshelf at a factory in Danville, Virginia.  Last month they formed a union with a sweeping 76% majority, after collecting twice as many signatures of support as there are people in the town of Danville!  How'd they do it?  We speak with organizer Bill Street of the Woodworkers' department of the Machinists' union.

Then, headlines over the last month have been dominated by theatrics in DC over the national budget.  The debate supposedly centered around a massive national deficit, but nothing is quite as it seems.  For more insight into this massively irritating manufactured crisis, and where we go from here, we spoke with Laurie King of Portland Jobs with Justice's Economic Crisis Committee.

Image credit: National Union of Public and General Employees, http://www.nupge.ca/content/4424/workers-unionize-us-ikea-manufcaturing-plant

  • Length: 28:12 minutes (11.3 MB)
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The Equality Deficit Versus the Fiscal Deficit - Medicare Under Attack

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Mon, 08/01/2011

People Rallying for Medicare's Birthday Discuss What's At Stake as D.C. Debates the Debt Ceiling

  • Length: 13:23 minutes (12.25 MB)
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Vancouver Hilton Workers Struggle for a Fair Contract

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Mon, 08/01/2011

Vancouver Hilton Hotel Workers, organized in UNITE HERE local 9, are struggling for a fair contract at the 5-year old convention center, which is owned by the City of Vancouver.  Negotiating team member, Lucas Fielder, talks with host Jamie Partridge about wage disparities and unaffordable family health coverage as well as the actions workers are taking to improve their conditions.

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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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