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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

Friedrich could Decimate Labor Movement

Program: 
Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 02/01/2016 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Public worker unions under attack--Black unionists & AFSCME director discuss
Our guest is Ken Allen, Executive Director of Oregon AFSCME Council 75. Brother Allen has been the Executive Director since 1995 and is also an International Vice President of AFSCME International and an Executive Board member of the Oregon AFL-CIO. The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists discussion with Brother Allen will examine a brief analysis of the Friedrichs v California Teachers Association, a case presented to the United States Supreme Court, but will also focus on actions unions should be taking to address it.

WHAT DO "MILITIA" INCURSIONS MEAN FOR WORKING PEOPLE IN RURAL OREGON AND ELSEWHERE?

Program: 
Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 01/25/2016 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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WHAT DO "MILITIA" INCURSIONS MEAN FOR WORKING PEOPLE IN RURAL OREGON AND ELSEWHERE?
SELF-STYLED "MILITIA" INCURSIONS HAVE MENACED OREGON RESIDENTS IN HARNEY & JOSEPHINE COUNTIES. WHO ARE THESE GROUPS AND WHAT ARE THEIR ORIGINS? WHAT IS THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL CONTEXT FOR THESE EVENTS? WHAT DOES ALL THIS MEAN FOR WORKING PEOPLE IN RURAL OREGON AND ELSEWHERE?
MIKE EDERA OF THE RURAL ORGANIZING PROJECT JOINS US FOR LIVE INTERVIEW.


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Labor Radio on 01/18/16

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Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 01/18/2016 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Labor Radio on 01/11/16

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Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 01/11/2016 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Renters State of Emergency; Beating Apathy

Program: 
Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 12/28/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Short Description: 
Renters State of Emergency; Beating Apathy
The Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT) has declared a Renters State of Emergency (RentersSOS) in Portland and is demanding a year moratorium on no-cause evictions and rent increases over 5%.  Katrina Holland, Deputy Director of CAT talks with host Jamie Partridge about their wide-ranging campaigns for affordable, safe and secure housing for renters.  In the second part of the show, Partridge reads from a Labor Notes article on "Beating Apathy."

Labor Radio on 12/21/15

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Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 12/21/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Labor Radio on 12/14/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 12/14/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Labor Radio on 12/07/15

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Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 12/07/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

This evening we'll hear from Fred Redman, the International Vice President of the United Steel Workers.  Mr. Redman was a guest speaker at the Oregon AFL-CIO Convention.

For more information about the Oregon AFL-CIO Convention Resolutions you can check out this link!

Labor Radio on 11/30/15

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Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 11/30/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

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Housing Crisis & Steelworkers Lockout

Program: 
Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 11/23/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Short Description: 
Housing Crisis & Steelworkers Lockout
Chloe Eudaly of "That's a Goddam Shed" facebook fame & Joe Clement of Portland Renters United discuss Portland's housing crisis and solutions.  In the second half of the show, host Jamie Partridge speaks with Michael Hire of the Steelworkers who are locked out and on the picket line in Albany.

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How GM Kicks Occupationally Disabled Workers to the Curb in Colombia

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 12/26/2011

GM assembly workers in Colombia suffer occupational disabilities resulting from outdated equipment and production methods, then the company forces them out of their jobs.  The workers and their families fight back by occupying a spot right across the street from the US embassy.  In November they spoke with a Witness for Peace delegation about their struggle for justice.

  • Length: 12:37 minutes (11.55 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

OCCUPY THE POST OFFICE D19

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 12/26/2011

The Postmaster General has announced the imminent closure of 41 rural post offices in Oregon.  The PMG claims the postal service must shrink due to its financial crisis, but he is restricted by law from closing post offices for "economic reasons".  The Rural Organizing Project has stepped up to fight back.  KBOO labor reporter Jamie Partridge was in front of the Scappoose Post Office on December 19th, the day ROP organized to OCCUPY THE POST OFFICE.

  • Length: 8:22 minutes (11.49 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Labor Strife at OSPIRG

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Thu, 12/15/2011

Two progressive advocacy groups, OSPIRG, the Oregon State Public Interest Research Group, and Environment Oregon, are experiencing labor strife. Today, outside the call center for the Fund for the Public Interest, at the Portland Telephone Outreach Project, where telephone workers fundraise for these two groups, union activists staged an informational picket. KBOO labor reporter Jamie Partridge has the story.
 

  • Length: 3:05 minutes (4.24 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Colombian Port Workers Describe How They Live and Work

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
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)
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Longshore Workers in the Fight, from Longview, Washington to Buenaventura, Colombia

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Labor Radio
program date: 
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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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
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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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
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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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
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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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
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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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
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.

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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