Labor

Voices from the Edge on 09-29-11 The Fraying of Oregon's Middle Class

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Thu, 09/29/2011

The Fraying of Oregon's Middle Class

Good wages, benefits and a better life for your children were what most Americans expected in return for their hard day's work. But these pieces of the American dream are fast disappearing as living wage jobs disappear, hard-won benefits are lost and earnings remain flat. When Oregon's middle class starts to unravel, what happens to the rest of the economy?

56:40 minutes (51.88 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 09/29/11

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Thu, 09/29/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The fraying of Oregon's middle class

 The Fraying of Oregon's Middle Class

Good wages, benefits and a better life for your children were what most Americans expected in return for their hard day's work. But these pieces of the American dream are fast disappearing as living wage jobs disappear, hard-won benefits are lost and earnings remain flat. When Oregon's middle class starts to unravel, what happens to the rest of the economy?

labor protests in Longview, Wash., and dabble in Gen-X cultural milestones.

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Tue, 09/27/2011

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

When the bottom fell out of the financial markets in 2008, lawmakers rushed to bail out the architects of the global crash. But this begs a question -- when will we decide to bail out the collapsed labor market?

56:35 minutes (25.9 MB)

Class War and the Postal Service

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Mon, 09/26/2011

 Politicians are threatening to squeeze the Postal Service to reduce competition for private delivery services and eliminating good jobs.  We hear audio from a video produced by the postal workers' unions which lays out the issues.  

5:08 minutes (2.94 MB)

Labor Radio on 09/26/11

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 09/26/2011 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Interview of candidates for US Congress, Dist. 1

Oregon's special election to replace David Wu for U.S. Congress, District 1 has produced three candidates for the Democratic primary, November 8th. Host Jamie Partridge interviews Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian, State Senator Suzanne Bonamici, and State Representative Brad Witt about the major issues facing the working class and our labor movement.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 09/27/11

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Tue, 09/27/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Abe and Joe look at the labor protests in Longview, Wash., and dabble in Gen-X cultural milestones.

When the bottom fell out of the financial markets in 2008, lawmakers rushed to bail out the architects of the global crash. But this begs a question -- when will we decide to bail out the collapsed labor market?

Congressional Candidates, Dist. 1

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 09/26/2011

Oregon's special election to replace David Wu for U.S. Congress, District 1 has produced thirteen candidates for the Democratic primary, November 8th.  Host Jamie Partridge interviews candidates Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian, State Senator Suzanne Bonamici, and State Representative Brad Witt about the major issues facing the working class and our labor movement.

27:04 minutes (10.84 MB)

Why Longshore Workers in Longview are so angry

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Mon, 09/19/2011

 Joe Clement reads an article by David Groves from The Stand explaining the issues between the International Longshore and Warehouse Workers Union (ILWU) and the corporation that was supposed to provide good local jobs but isn't.  The mainstream press has misrepresented this stuggle as a spectacle  of violence.  

8:02 minutes (4.6 MB)

Rank & File Organizing and Labor Militancy

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 09/12/2011

Locked Out"You should be scared, son.  You know, I'm scared too.  But the fear's not the problem.  It's what you do with it."

We speak with filmmaker Joan Sekler about  Locked Out, her film about the 500 courageous miners in Boron, California, who faced down the huge mining corporation Rio Tinto.

Civil Wars in U.S. Labor

27:26 minutes (10.99 MB)
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