Labor

Left and the Law: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

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Mon, 03/05/2012

 Jan Haaken and Mike Snedecker, as part of an on-going series we call The Left and The Law, discussion Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Multnomah County. Specifically, a resolution was passed recently that calls on the ICE to exercise prosecutorial discretion in managing deportation cases. They talk about the kind of random, petty offenses that land undocumented workers in an unaccountable deportation system.

11:29 minutes (10.51 MB)

Josh Eidelson: Business Unionism vs. Organized Labor

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Mon, 03/05/2012

Joe Clement and Josh Eidelson talk about the pitfalls of organizing workers (into unions) on the model of a business. The practice is widely known as "service-unionism" or "business-unionism" and  in many ways boils down union membership to a customer relation to a service provider, disempowering workers and ultimately weakening unions as worker-organizations. They also take up the role of Occupy recently in the Longshore-workers' struggle in Longview and how they may help put the movement back in the labor movement.

14:07 minutes (12.93 MB)

Labor Radio on 03/05/12

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 03/05/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussion on HB4142, Green Jobs in Oregon

Are the Koch Brothers Influencing Oregon Politics?

Please join host Bill Zimmerman as he discusses Oregon HB4142, Oregon Working Familes Party, and Taxi Cab Drivers.

Labor, Socialism, Race, and Queer rights!

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Out Loud
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Tue, 02/28/2012

Tune in to this weeks show where we will discuss two exciting topics!

The first is looking at the similarities between the Labor movement and the Queer movement with Dr. Joesph Zompetti (School of Communication at Illinois State University) and Sherry Wolf (Author of Sexuality and Socialism: History, Politics, and Theory of LGBT Liberation).

Also, in honor of Black history month, we will talk with Dr. Antonio (Jay) Pastrana, Jr. (Department of Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York) about the interconnection between Race and LGBT Social Movement Organizing.

59:45 minutes (54.71 MB)

Positively Revolting on 03-02-12 Report back from F29 actions

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Fri, 03/02/2012

On February 29th, actions took place across the country to end corporate power.  Many actions drew attention to ALEC, or the American Legislative Exchange Council, and the effects it has on our democracy.

57:52 minutes (52.98 MB)

Positively Revolting on 03/02/12

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Fri, 03/02/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Report back from F29 actions

On February 29th, actions took place across the country to end corporate power.  Many actions drew attention to ALEC, or the American Legislative Exchange Council, and the effects it has on our democracy.

Ani and Lyn will talk with organizers of F29 events, to hear how things went in Portland, and around the country. Joining them in the KBOO studio will be David Osborne, of the Portland Action Lab.  We will also talk with Brian, an organizer with the Occupy Worcester and Occupy Connecticutt.

Of course we invite your participation, please call the air room at 503-231-8187.

 

 

Joe Uris teaches about the history of US labor for Our Schools

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Fri, 02/24/2012

Joe Uris leads an exploration of several key events from labor history.

He curses and breaks into song as the subject matter dictates.

This event was recorded at the human's Public Library in downtown Portland on or about February 21st 2012.

83:14 minutes (76.21 MB)

Labor Radio on 02/27/12

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 02/27/2012 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Low Wage Workers in Struggle @ Vancouver Hilton & @ Del Monte Foods

Workers organized with UNITE HERE local 9 at Vancouver’s Hilton Hotel are in struggle for a fair union contract. Their wages are so low that some have to rely on food baskets to feed their families. Their medical benefits are so expensive that less than 5% of the workers are on the plan. Co-host Jamie Partridge brings us testimony from the Jobs with Justice Workers Rights Board hearing held at the Vancouver Library last Thursday.

Out Loud on 02/28/12

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Out Loud
Air date: 
Tue, 02/28/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Labor, Socialism, Race, and Queer rights!

Tune in to this weeks two where we discuss two exciting topics!

The first is looking at the similarities between the Labor movement and the Queer movement with Dr. Joesph Zompetti (School of Communication at Illinois State University) and Sherry Wolf (Author of Sexuality and Socialism: History, Politics, and Theory of LGBT Liberation).

Also, in honor of Black history month, we will talk with Dr. Antiono Pastrana Jr. (Department of Sociology at City University of New York) about the interconnection between Race and Sexual;/Romantic Identity

Labor Radio on 02/24/12

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Labor Radio
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Fri, 02/24/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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How people in Oregon are taking action on two fronts

Hear this special re-scheduled broadcast of Labor Radio as part of KBOO's Radiozine broadcast. This show is about how people in Oregon are taking action on two fronts. First we speak with Hanaa Vaandering, a physical education teacher and vice president of the Oregon Education Association, about a recent action in Salem and the fight to improve our schools. Then we speak with Dustin Hawks, an activist with the Longview Planning Group of Occupy, about port mobilizations and taking on corporations.

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