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 12/02/13

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 12/02/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

BOEING - CORPORATE GREED VERSUS WORKERS AND COMMUNITIES

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 11/25/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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BOEING - CORPORATE GREED VERSUS WORKERS AND COMMUNITIES
BOEING
CORPORATE GREED VERSUS WORKERS AND COMMUNITIES: A SHOP FLOOR WORKER'S PERSPECTIVE
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BOEING JUST DEMANDED MASSIVE MID-CONTRACT CONCESSIONS FROM THE MACHINISTS AND HUGE TAXBREAKS FROM THE STATE OF WASHINGTON, UNDER THE THREAT OF MOVING NEW AIRPLANE ASSEMBLY WORK ELSEWHERE. THIS FROM A HIGHLY PROFITABLE CORPORATION DEEPLY ROOTED IN THE REGION. WHAT IS GOING ON? HEAR WHAT A LONG-TIME BOEING WORKER HAS TO SAY.

photo credit: Mark Mulligan/TheHerald/AP/Aljazeera

Students Speak Out: the Portland Student Union and the Struggle to Save our Schools

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 11/11/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Labor Radio speaks with Portland Student Union members
For background on the teachers' contract issues, see our episode last month on Fighting for the Schools Portland Students Deserve.

While interviewing Alexia, Ian, Emma, and Lily from the Portland Student Union, the following websites were referenced:

http://www.facebook.com/PortlandStudentUnion

Other resources on the current contract and community support:
http://www.pdxteachers.org
http://www.facebook.com/PortlandTeachersandParentsTogether
http://www.teachersandparentstogether.com/

Labor Radio on 11/04/13

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 11/04/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Save the People's Postal Service

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 10/28/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Save the People's Postal Service
This update on the struggle to save the people's postal service includes speeches from national union presidents and  interviews with grassroots postal activists, from New York, Philadelphia and Portland.  Host Jamie Partridge reports on the fight against cuts, closures, delay of mail, privatization and union busting. 

Fighting for The Schools Portland Students Deserve

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Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 10/14/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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The local teachers' struggle
Labor Radio interviewed students, parents, and teachers about the local showdown between teachers and the PPS district over contract negotiations, as well as the solidarity campaign that's developed throughout the city to involve community members in speaking out for the schools Portland Students deserve.

Labor Radio on 10/07/13

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 10/07/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 09/30/13

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 09/30/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 09/23/13

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 09/23/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 09/16/13

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 09/16/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Short Description: 
Discussions On Working Class Issues

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Colombian Port Workers Describe How They Live and Work

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 12/12/2011

The Unión Portuaria, the Colombian union of port workers, takes members of a Witness for Peace delegation on a tour of the modern Pacific coast port of Buenaventura, and then of the impoverished barrio in which the workers live.

  • Length: 13:54 minutes (12.72 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Longshore Workers in the Fight, from Longview, Washington to Buenaventura, Colombia

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 12/12/2011

http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/tdn.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/f/70/f70ad0dc-eb14-11e0-b571-001cc4c002e0/4e85388a8ee5b.preview-300.jpgTonight's show features the current struggles of workers in two ports.  First we speak with Dan Coffman, President of ILWU Local 21, about the Longview workers' courageous fight against the transnational corporation EGT, and how their community has mobilized and braved police brutality to stand up for good local jobs.  Then we hear John Walsh's interview with longshore workers of Unión Portuaria in Buenaventura, Colombia, talking about the conditions in which they live and work, and their own workplace struggles.

Photo: via ILWU, http://www.longshoreshippingnews.com/2011/10/hundreds-gather-to-show-union-support/

 

Take Back the Capitol with Kimberly Bacon

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Labor Radio
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Wed, 12/07/2011
Fifty Oregonians joined thousands of activists from across the country to Take Back the Capitol this week in a campaign sponsored by the OCCUPY movement, Jobs with Justice, and the Service Employees International Union. Under the banner of "Good Jobs, Not Cuts. Extend Unemployment Benefits" the local contingent was organized by We Are Oregon, Oregon Action, and SEIU locals 49 and 503. KBOO reporter Jamie Partridge was in Washington DC Tuesday and has a word with one of the unemployed workers in the Portland contingent, Kimberly Bacon.
  • Length: 4:36 minutes (6.31 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Black Women in the Trades

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 11/28/2011

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.                     

Winning Paid Sick Leave in Seattle

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 11/28/2011

Dave Freiboth, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Martin Luther King County Labor Council, discusses Seattle's new paid sick leave ordinance and what it took to win it.

  • Length: 10:47 minutes (9.87 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Capitalism and Its Discontents; and Cops for Labor?

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 11/14/2011

We talk with author Sasha Lilley about her book Capital and Its Discontents: Conversations with Radical Thinkers in a Time of Tumult (Spectre), Occupy Oakland, and her activism as a shop steward at KPFA radio station in Oakland, California, where she co-produces and co-hosts the program Against the Grain.

Then we talk with Kristian Williams about police, their unions, and their relationship to the working class.  He is the author of Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America and the recent article "Cops for Labor?" in the September/October issue of Dollars and Sense magazine, and a member of the National Writers Union. You can find more of his writings at www.kristianwilliams.com.

Music: "I Fought the Law," The Clash

Image: Occupyoakland.org

New Workers' Center - Vecinos Unidos

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 10/24/2011

        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. Host Jamie Partridge interviews several of the center’s leaders.

The Campaign for a Fair Transfer Organizes for Bus Riders

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Labor Radio
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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)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Labor Radio's IWW Special!

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Labor Radio
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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)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 22kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

Congressional Candidates, Dist. 1

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Labor Radio
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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.

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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