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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

Unions fight for Climate Jobs and Fifteen Now

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 08/25/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Update on Climate Jobs and Fifteen Now
WE FACE A CLIMATE CRISIS AND A JOBS CRISIS. IN PORTLAND, THE CLIMATE JOBS COMMITTEE PROPOSES A COMPREHENSIVE RESPONSE TO BOTH. THEIR FIRST DEMONSTRATION PROJECT, A SOLAR POWER INSTALLATION ON THE ROOF OF THE MUSICIANS' UNION HALL, WAS CELEBRATED AUGUST 17TH, AND LABOR RADIO WAS THERE TO INTERVIEW DAVE KING, CO-CHAIR OF THE CLIMATE JOBS COMMITTEE, BRUCE FIFE, PRESIDENT OF MUSICIANS UNION LOCAL 99, AND BARBARA BYRD, SECRETARY-TREASURER OF THE OREGON AFL-CIO. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE CLIMATE JOBS COMMITTEE, CONTACT DAVE KING AT OR landd_2@q.com

Labor Radio on 08/18/14

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Mon, 08/18/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor for Palestine!

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 08/11/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Why and how union members and workers are opposing the occupation of Palestine.
We interview Michael Letwin from Labor for Palestine and others about the steps union members here and around the world are taking to stop the siege of Gaza and oppose the long term occupation of Palestine.

For more information and background, visit laborforpalestine.net.

Our episode also features music (with permission) from David Rovics, who has a TON of protest songs, especially on the issue of Palestinian freedom.

Labor Radio on 08/04/14

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 08/04/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

VOZ STANDS UP FOR EVERYONE'S RIGHTS, AND IT COSTS THEM; ASOTRECOL'S 3RD ANNIVERSARY IN THE TENTS

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 07/28/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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VOZ STANDS UP FOR EVERYONE'S RIGHTS, AND IT COSTS THEM; ASOTRECOL'S 3RD ANNIVERSARY IN THE TENTS

THE VOZ WORKERS' RIGHTS EDUCATION PROJECT, OPERATOR OF THE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CENTER FOR DAY LABORERS IN PORTLAND, HAD TO CHOOSE - DISOWN AN ALLY WHO SUPPORTS MARRIAGE EQUALITY, OR LOSE A GRANT THAT FUNDS ABOUT A QUARTER OF THEIR BUDGET. THEY STUCK WITH THEIR ALLY. ROMEO SOSA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF VOZ, JOINS US IN THE STUDIO TO DISCUSS THAT DECISON, ITS CONSEQUENCES, AND THE SUPPORT VOZ NEEDS NOW.
MEANWHILE IN COLOMBIA, THE AUTOWORKERS OF ASOTRECOL, KICKED TO THE CURB BY GENERAL MOTORS AFTER SUFFERING WORKPLACE INJURIES, ARE ABOUT TO MARK THREE YEARS OCCUPYING A TENT IN FRONT OF THE US EMBASSY. JORGE PARRA, PRESIDENT OF ASOTRECOL, TALKS LIVE BY PHONE ABOUT WHAT THIS ANNIVERSARY MEANS IN THEIR STRUGGLE FOR JUSTICE.
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Labor Radio on 07/21/14

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 07/21/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 07/14/14

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 07/14/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 07/07/14

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 07/07/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 06/30/14

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Mon, 06/30/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Zoolidarity and Ban the Box

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 06/23/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Zoolidarity and Ban the Box

Food service workers at the Zoo are in their first contract struggle and are demanding $15 an hour, in line with the global campaign to Fight for Fifteen.  Labor Radio host Jamie Partridge talks with Laborers 483 Zoo worker Anne McDonald about Zoolidarity!  In the second part of the show, we hear from Midge Purcell of the Urban League about Ban the Box, a campaign to allow job seekers and renters a fair chance by eliminating the section of applications where one must disclose an incarceration record.

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Vancouver Hilton Workers Struggle for a Fair Contract

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Labor Radio
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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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Labor Radio
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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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Labor Radio
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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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Labor Radio
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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.

  • Length: 23:05 minutes (21.13 MB)
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Tri-Met Riders Unite! and Inquisitive Frog Visits Rep. Blumenauer

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Labor Radio
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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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Labor Radio
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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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Portland Rising Day of Action for Good Jobs

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 06/27/2011

Portland Rising , a project of JOBS with JUSTICE, is calling worker rights activists to Get on the Bus for a Day of Action.  On June 30th several busloads of demonstrators will travel to job sites in support of multiple unions whose contracts expire on that same day.  UNITE HERE organizer Eryn Slack and IBU negotiator Jose Flores are interviewed by co-host Jamie Partridge

  • Length: 12:56 minutes (17.76 MB)
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Pride At Work Oregon: the LGBT Movement in the Labor Community

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 06/27/2011

Pride At Work Oregon organizes for LGBT and labor rights.  Labor Radio features an interview with Oregon chapter president Shellea Allen and board member John Eder.

  • Length: 10:33 minutes (9.66 MB)
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New Hope for Single Payer! and West Coast Unity for San Francisco Hotel Workers

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 06/13/2011

http://www.laborforsinglepayer.org/images/trumka.jpgRN and longtime health care and labor activist Betsy Zucker brings us some major good news in the campaign for single payer, including a groundbreaking victory in Vermont and a change of direction from labor's top organizational leadership.  For more info on the upcoming training for single-payer advocates (Saturday June 25th, 10 am) contact Portland Jobs with Justice.  (See also this recent article from Labor Notes, "Still Paying Through the Nose, Labor Campaigns for Single Payer.")

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Then, bellhop Marc Norton, who worked for almost twelve years as a bellhop at the Hotel Frank in San Francisco tells how the new hotel owners have tried to break the longtime union, and how workers there are fighting back (check out their web site hotelfranksf.info and on Facebook Boycott Hotel Frank).  Portland IWW member Noah is helping organize a solidarity rally at Portland's Hotel Lucia (400 SW Broadway, Friday June 17th, 4 pm, portlandiww@gmail.com).

(Image credits: Left: Trumka and Kucinich at Labor Campaign for Single Payer meeting, http://www.laborforsinglepayer.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=130:afl-cio-welcomes-labor-campaign-for-single-payer; Right: Hotel Frank demonstration, http://hotelfranksf.info/photos.html)

 

  • Length: 28:17 minutes (11.33 MB)
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City's Seasonal Workers Struggle for Basic Union Rights

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 05/23/2011

Seasonal Maintenance Workers who work in the Portland Parks are struggling for basic union rights.  Laborers local 483 organizer Erica Askin is interviewed by host Jamie Partridge

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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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