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 08/20/12

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Mon, 08/20/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 08/13/12

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Mon, 08/13/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Labor Radio on 08/06/12

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Mon, 08/06/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Labor Radio on 07/30/12

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Mon, 07/30/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Labor Radio on 07/23/12

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Mon, 07/23/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Housing Hunger Strike & Labor Notes founder

Jane Slaughter, editor of the Troublemakers Handbook and founder of Labor Notes, talks with co-host John Walsh about plans for a Troublemakers school in Portland.

In the second half of the show, Cameron Whitten, in his 50th day of a hunger strike for housing justice, talks with co-host Jamie Partridge just prior to a massive rally in front of City Hall.

Labor Radio on 06/25/12

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Nuclear Power Restart in Japan? Walmart in Oak Grove?

Nuclear Power Restart in Japan? Walmart in Oak Grove?

Hear what working class people have to say about big businesses affecting their lives on both sides of the Pacific.  Journalist and Labor Notes activist Chie Matsumoto joins us live by phone from Japan (where it will be Tuesday already), then Tom Civiletti and Bob Marshall of No Oak Grove Walmart talk about the fight on Highway 99.

Labor Radio on 05/28/12

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Mon, 05/28/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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STRIKE! East County Teachers & Colombian GM worker

600 school teachers, represented by the Reynolds Education Association (REA) have been on strike for five days. Despite the union’s agreement to the district’s economic demands, the school board has continued to insist on severe attacks on teachers’ working conditions. Co-host Jamie Partridge talks with some of the hundreds of teachers who have been out on the picketline every day.

In the second half of the show, co-host John Walsh recorded a Colombian GM worker, Jorge Parra, speaking with UAW staff at Solidarity House in Detroit about the fightback against dangerous working conditions and a cruel company.

Labor Radio on 05/07/12

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Mon, 05/07/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Postal Fightback Stirs

POSTAL FIGHTBACK STIRS

The Postmaster General threatens to close half the sorting facilities, thousands of post offices, end Saturday and door-to-door delivery and eliminate hundreds of thousands of living wage union jobs. Letter carrier unionist, Jamie Partridge, reports on a growing rank-and-file and community network, Communities and Postal Workers United, launched at this weekend’s Labor Notes conference in Chicago.

Labor Radio on 04/02/12

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Mon, 04/02/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Fighting Corporate Impunity: How Can Multinationals Be Held Legally Accountable in the U.S.

Fighting Corporate Impunity: How Can Corporations Be Held Legally Accountable in the U.S. for Abuses of Labor and Human Rights in Other Countries

Labor Radio talks with Daniel Kovalik of the United Steelworkers, who has been counsel to Plaintiffs in prominent international law cases against, among others, The Coca-Cola Company, Drummond and Occidental Petroleum for alleged human rights abuses, including torture and murder, in Colombia - the most dangerous country in the world to be a unionist. Dan was described recently by the Christian Science Monitor as "one of the most prominent defenders of Colombian workers in the United States." He is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and Counterpunch, focusing on critiques of U.S. foreign policy.

Labor Radio on 03/26/12

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Mon, 03/26/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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EAST COUNTY EDUCATORS MAY STRIKE

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

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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.

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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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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

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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.

Canadian Union of Postal Workers Forced Back to Work

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Mon, 07/25/2011

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers, after six weeks of rotating strikes, a lockout, and back-to-work legislation, continues to struggle for a fair contract.  Denis Lemelin, national president of CUPW, is interviewed by Portland letter carrier, Jamie Partridge, about the issues which pushed Canadian postal workers out on strike -- automation, new work methods, staffing, benefit cuts, and a two-tier workforce.

Portland Rising Boosts Solidarity to a New Level

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Mon, 07/25/2011

Portland Rising , a project of JOBS with JUSTICE, loaded 150 activists on three buses for a day of action in solidarity with seven different private & public sector unions whose contracts expired on that same day, June 30th .  JwJ Director Margaret Butler  talks with host Jamie Partridge about the significance of this campaign for our labor movement.<?xml:namespace prefix = o />

  • Length: 12:49 minutes (17.6 MB)
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We Are Oregon organizes in neighborhoods and the fight against free trade deals intensifies

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Mon, 07/18/2011

SEIU organizes in neighborhoods, not just workplaces, in the We Are Oregon campaign, and the fight against three more free trade deals reaches a peak - Labor Radio interviews Angela MacWhinnie of SEIU and Elizabeth Swager of the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign.

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Tri-Met Riders Unite! and Inquisitive Frog Visits Rep. Blumenauer

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Mon, 07/11/2011

OPAL http://www.opalpdx.org/2011/02/campaign-for-a-fair-transfer-kickoff-feb-21/"I absolutely love bus organizing.  Bus riders are my people."

As Tri-Met raises fares and decreases service, a bus ticket costs more than ever and may not get you as far.  A growing network of working-class transit riders are reaching out to each other on the bus and organizing to demand transfers that last three hours instead of two.  We speak with community organizer Crystal Wabnum of OPAL (Organizing People, Activating Leaders) about the Campaign for a Fair Transfer.

Song: "Well May the World Go," Pete Seeger.

"Free trade!  It sounds good: free."

Franklin the Frog Visits Earl Blumenauer

 

Puppet Franklin the Frog and puppeteer Paige Shell-Spurling paid a recent visit to Representative Earl Blumenauer's office, where they witnessed a teach-in on three free trade agreements coming up for imminent votes.  We interview the two of them about the issues, other creative actions this week, and the role of art in the movement.  See the video of their visit!  And find more info on the issues at Oregon Fair Trade Campaign and Portland Central America Solidarity Committee.

 

  • Length: 27:43 minutes (19.03 MB)
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Delegación de Sinaltrainal en Estados Unidos

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Sun, 07/10/2011

Sindicalistas de Colombia hablan sobre el TLC y derechos laborales.

  • Length: 13:36 minutes (12.45 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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