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 03/19/12

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Mon, 03/19/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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WORKERS DEMOCRACY in VENEZUELA

WORKERS DEMOCRACY in VENEZUELA

Since 1999 and the election of Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan workers have been creating a participatory democracy which they call “Socialism for the 21st Century”. Host Jamie Partridge interviews former Portland organizer Patrick Leet, who has spent the past five years in the midst of this “Bolivarian Revolution.” Leet covers a range of topics, from the Venezuelan labor movement, education system, the media, and housing law to the Latin American common market and neoliberal economics.

At the end of the show, Partridge pays tribute to recently deceased labor songwriter and longshore (ILWU) union member, Harry Stamper of Coos Bay.

Labor Radio on 03/05/12

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Mon, 03/05/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussion on HB4142, Green Jobs in Oregon

Are the Koch Brothers Influencing Oregon Politics?

Please join host Bill Zimmerman as he discusses Oregon HB4142, Oregon Working Familes Party, and Taxi Cab Drivers.

Labor Radio on 02/27/12

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Mon, 02/27/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Low Wage Workers in Struggle @ Vancouver Hilton & @ Del Monte Foods

Workers organized with UNITE HERE local 9 at Vancouver’s Hilton Hotel are in struggle for a fair union contract. Their wages are so low that some have to rely on food baskets to feed their families. Their medical benefits are so expensive that less than 5% of the workers are on the plan. Co-host Jamie Partridge brings us testimony from the Jobs with Justice Workers Rights Board hearing held at the Vancouver Library last Thursday.

Labor Radio on 02/24/12

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Fri, 02/24/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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How people in Oregon are taking action on two fronts

Hear this special re-scheduled broadcast of Labor Radio as part of KBOO's Radiozine broadcast. This 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 a recent action in Salem and the fight to improve our schools. Then we speak with Dustin Hawks, an activist with the Longview Planning Group of Occupy, about port mobilizations and taking on corporations.

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.

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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.

  • 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.

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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