Portland Rising: Fifteen Thousand Workers in Collective Bargaining This Summer
Negotiating a collective bargaining agreement is tough. Negotiating during hard economic times is even tougher. Despite the down economy, workers across the state -- including 15,000 Portland workers in bargaining right now -- are staying on the offense to fight for jobs, fairness and the respect we all deserve. We speak with Toby Green of Laborers Local 483, Al Shropshire, a welder and member of the United Association of Plumbers, Steamfitters, and Apprentices, and Jerry Kohler, a Mt. Hood Community College faculty member and member of Oregon Education Association about their contract struggles, pickets and strikes, and why they are uniting in the Portland Rising campaign this summer.
- Length: 26:15 minutes (18.03 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 22kHz 96Kbps (CBR)