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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 06/24/13

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Mon, 06/24/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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PADRE MELO TALKS ABOUT THE ROLE OF US POLICY IN FOSTERING VIOLENCE IN HONDURAS

LABOR RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS, AND BOTH HAVE BEEN UNDER ATTACK IN HONDURAS SINCE THE COUP 4 YEARS AGO JUNE 28TH. PADRE MELO, DIRECTOR OF RADIO PROGRESO AND OF THE JESUIT SOCIAL ACTION CENTER ERIC IN EL PROGRESO, HONDURAS, VISITED PORTLAND IN APRIL AND TALKED ABOUT THE ROLE OF US POLICY IN FOSTERING VIOLENCE IN HONDURAS. HIS REMARKS ARE ESPECIALLY TIMELY NOW, AS 21 US SENATORS SEND THE STATE DEPARTMENT A LETTER CALLING FOR ACCOUNTABILITY FOR US FINANCING OF THE HONDURAN MILITARY AND POLICE.

Labor Radio on 06/17/13

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Mon, 06/17/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 06/10/13

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Mon, 06/10/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 06/03/13

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Mon, 06/03/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Bill Fletcher - How do we fight back in the age of Obama?

Bill Fletcher, nationally known labor and racial justice activist, addresses a Portland audience on the topic "How Do We Fight Back in the Age of Obama?"  Past director of Trans Africa, on the editorial board of the Black Commentator, past Education Director of the AFL-CIO, Fletcher's latest book is "They're Bankrupting Us! And 20 Other Myths about Unions."

Labor Radio on 05/27/13

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Mon, 05/27/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 05/20/13

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Mon, 05/20/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 05/13/13

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Mon, 05/13/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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KBOO goes union!

KBOO goes union!  Hear Madelyn Elder, president of Communications Workers of America, local 7901, describe how KBOO became a union station and the benefits for KBOO staff and the community.

Labor Radio on 05/06/13

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Mon, 05/06/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 04/29/13

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Mon, 04/29/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 04/22/13

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Mon, 04/22/2013 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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CEP PRES. DAVE COLES TALKS ABOUT OPPOSING THE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE & FACING UP TO CLIMATE CHANGE

EARTH DAY SPECIAL: A UNION REPRESENTING THOUSANDS OF ENERGY WORKERS OPPOSES A PIPELINE? AND THE UNION IS CANADIAN, AND THE PIPELINE IS THE KEYSTONE XL? WHAT'S MORE, THE UNION ADVOCATES MOVING TO A LOW-CARBON ECONOMY?

LISTEN AS WE TALK WITH PRESIDENT DAVE COLES OF THE COMMUNICATIONS, ENERGY AND PAPERWORKERS UNION OF CANADA, CEP, TO UNDERSTAND HOW THIS UNION IS FACING UP TO CLIMATE CHANGE.  MAYBE OUR NEIGHBORS TO THE NORTH CAN EXPORT SOME GOOD ENVIRONMENTAL & LABOUR CONSCIOUSNESS INSTEAD OF SOME PLUNDERED RESOURCES. THEN AMALGAMATED TRANSIT UNION PRESIDENT LARRY HANLEY JOINS US AS WE LEARN WHY TRANSIT WORKERS OPPOSE THE KEYSTONE XL, TOO.

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Capitalism and Its Discontents; and Cops for Labor?

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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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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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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.

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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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