Labor

Joe and Abe on May Day

Airs at: Mon, 04/28/2008 at 5:00pm
Joe Uris and Abe Proctor rant 'n' rail on with a pre-May Day Special covering the history of the Labor Movement in the United States, and how it's been steadily eroded since the last of the *real* Domocrats were in power. Read more

May Day & the ILWU

Airs at: Sun, 04/27/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) has a long history of  struggling for justice and workers' rights.  Bill Resnick talks with two of its  representatives.  Craig  Merrilees, director of communications reviews  the history of this important union.  Peter... Read more

United Farmworkers Petition Whole Foods Corp. to Organize

Airs at: Wed, 04/16/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
 The United Farm Workers have filed a petition of 13,000 signatures to Whole Foods Corporation in Texas.The petition calls on the company to allow farmworkers in Oregon and Washington to unionize.Andrea Cano (KAH-noh) represents the Oregon branch of the United Farmworkers: ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 14, 2008

Airs at: Sun, 04/13/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
 Bill Resnick hosts this show as the Old Moles root out the underlying issues regarding taxes, the courage it takes to keep hope alive in hard times, labor struggles in Colorado and Colombia, and inequities in human health.  Listen to the whole show by clicking on the arrow... Read more

From Ludlow to Colombia

Airs at: Tue, 04/15/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Replaying the events  in Ludlow in 1914, the government of Colombia and its paramilitaries attack agricultural workers who try to organize for better pay and working conditions.  Dan Jaffee reads from an article by David Sirota. Read more

The Ludlow Massacre

Airs at: Tue, 04/15/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
 Ninety-four years ago this week, there was war in Colorado between coal miners and a Rockefeller mining company backed by the US government and the State of Colorado.  It ended in the Ludlow Massacre.   Tom Becker reads Howard Zinn's account from his People's  History of t... Read more

Debt crisis, Oaxacan popular movement, and Colombia Free Trade Agreement

Airs at: Sun, 04/13/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Jim Lardner, Co-author, Up to Our Eyeballs: How Shady Lenders and Failed Economic Policies Are Drowning Americans in DebtJill Friedberg, Filmmaker, Un Poquito de TantaVerdad (A Little Bit of So Much Truth)Arthur Stamoulis, Director, Oregon Fair Trade Campaign  Read more

A Radical for Obama

Airs at: Sun, 03/23/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
 Radical black labor activist Malik Miah talks with Bill Resnick about his reasons for supporting Barack Obama while not expecting real change from an Obama presidency.  Malik writes for Against the Current. Read more

Portland Day Labor Center Opening Soon

Airs at: Sun, 03/23/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
 On May 6th, a center for day laborers will open on Martin Luther King Boulevard in North east Portland.The Center will be funded by the city of Portland. KBOO's Meghan Planchon brings us the story  Read more

Talk Radio - Prepare for the March 15 Peace Rally!!!

Airs at: Mon, 03/10/2008 at 5:00pm
Today Joe Uris and Abe Proctor interview Adam Sanchez, (ILWU Local 5), from Portland Labor Against War about the March 15th peace mobilization and more. Helpful links: PDX Peace Rally (www.pdxpeace.org) US Labor Against War (www.usLaborAgainstWar.org) National War Tax Res... Read more