Labor

Freightliner Five, student sit-ins against sweatshops, and day labor worker centers

Airs at: Sun, 05/11/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Franklin Torrence, Allen Bradley, Glenna Swinford, & Robert Whiteside, Bargaining Committee members, UAW Local 3520 (“the Freightliner Five”) Salma Mirza, University of North Carolina, and Prairie Wolfe, University of Montana, student activists Nik Theodore, Director of the Ce... Read more

LGBTQ pride at work, bicycling for worker justice, and immigrant guest workers on hunger strike

Airs at: Sun, 06/08/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Labor Radio
LC Hansen, President, National Association of Letter Carriers, Branch 82 Jeremy Bishop, Executive Director, Pride At Work Sabrina Gogol, bicyclist, activist, radical, and AFSCME member Stephen Boykewich, Media Director, New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice  Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for May 12, 2008

Airs at: Sun, 05/11/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
 This program features music by the Rice Workers Choir of Novi Di Modena, songs sung by women workers who organized to achieve the first 8-hour day. Also discussed are the rising costs of food, Mothers' Day as part of the Peace Movement, and Christian fundmentalism in the  ... Read more

Music in the Rice Fields 4

Airs at: Sun, 05/11/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
 Music and labor history: women rice workers and their songs.  In this conversation with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick, Clarissa Clo relates the history of women's labor in the rice fields of Italy, their contribution to the rights of labor, and compares their songs with the ... Read more

Music in the Rice Fields 3

Airs at: Sun, 05/11/2008 at 5:00pm
 Music and labor history: women rice workers and their songs.  Part  3  Read more

Music in the Rice Fields 2

Airs at: Sun, 05/11/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
 Music and labor history: women rice workers and their songs.  Part  2  Read more

Music in the Rice Fields 1

Airs at: Sun, 05/11/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
 Music and labor history: women rice workers and their songs.  Part  1  See The Rice Workers Choir of Novi Di Modena on You Tube. Read more

Bread & Roses: UNITE HERE Local 9 on the Portland Hilton boycott

Airs at: Thu, 05/08/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Bread and Roses
Becca Griggs and Eryn Slack, members of UNITE HERE Local 9 spoke with Bread & Roses on May 9, 2008 about the ongoing boycott of the Portland Hilton.  In this short interview, Becca and Eryn talk about hotel work experiences, the union's demand for a fair contract and action... Read more

Findings of Day Labor study released

Airs at: Sun, 05/11/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
The first ever national study of day labor worker centers found abuses of workers rights to be BUSINESS as usual for most day laborers. The director of the national day laborers organizing network was joined by the director of the center of urban studies from the university... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 28, 2008

Airs at: Sun, 04/27/2008 at 5:00pm
 Hosted by Tom Becker, this program has pieces  on the International Longshoreman Workers Union and May Day, the Italian radical film-maker Pier Paolo Pasolini, the left turn in Paraguay, and the impact of the economic crunch on the poor.  You can hear the whole show by cli... Read more