Audio by producer deborah_schwartz_and_al_bradbury

Labor Rights as Human Rights

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 12/09/2007

 

Carol Pier, Human Rights Watch senior labor rights and trade researcher

Gay Seidman, University of Wisconsin Professor of Sociology

Julia Perkins, Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Elana Guiney, Political Coordinator, Oregon AFL-CIO

52:18 minutes (20.95 MB)

Beef Northwest, Cross-Trade Solidarity, and International Solidarity with Workers in Latin America and China

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 02/10/2008

 

Steve Witte, United Farm Workers

Michael B., Carpenters 24/7, and Hilary, IBEW Local 48, Cross-Trade Solidarity

Sean Benjamin, freelance journalist, UNITE HERE Local 2

53:50 minutes (21.56 MB)

New York Taxi Workers' Alliance and Portland Public Schools Workers' Contract Struggle

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Labor Radio
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Fri, 11/16/2007

Bhairavi Desai, New York Taxi Workers’ Alliance
Kevin Pest, Portland Public Schools Custodian, SEIU Local 503

52:37 minutes (21.08 MB)

MLK Day: Sisters of the Road's Civic Action Group and North Carolina Sanitation Worker at the U.S. Social Forum

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 01/20/2008

 

Patrick Nolen and Julio Vasquez, Sisters of the Road Civic Action Group

North Carolina sanitation worker, U.S. Social Forum

28:21 minutes (11.36 MB)

U.S.-China Worker Solidarity and Portland State University Faculty Labor Struggles

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 03/09/2008

Kent Wong, UCLA Center for Labor Education and Research

Gary Brodowicz and Julia Getchell, Portland State University Chapter, American Association of University Professors

Brooke Jacobson, Portland State University Faculty Association, American Federation of Teachers

50:34 minutes (20.26 MB)

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

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 04/13/2008

Jim Lardner, Co-author, Up to Our Eyeballs: How Shady Lenders and Failed Economic Policies Are Drowning Americans in Debt

Jill Friedberg, Filmmaker, Un Poquito de TantaVerdad (A Little Bit of So Much Truth)

Arthur Stamoulis, Director, Oregon Fair Trade Campaign

 

55:36 minutes (12.73 MB)

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

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 06/08/2008

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
 

55:18 minutes (12.66 MB)

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

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 05/11/2008

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 Center for Urban Economic Development, University of Illinois

56:11 minutes (12.86 MB)

Economic policy and working people: Financial crisis and free trade agreements

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 10/12/2008

Arthur Stamoulis, Director, Oregon Fair Trade Campaign

Barbara Dudley, Professor of Political Science, Portland State University

24:46 minutes (4.25 MB)

Street Roots vendors in the labor movement

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 09/07/2008

David, Tony Hulk, & Roger Moore, Street Roots vendors

Israel Bayer, Director, Street Roots

26:04 minutes (23.87 MB)

Portland day labor center and WPA labor theater

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 07/13/2008

Romeo Sosa, Executive Director, VOZ Workers’ Rights Education Project

Susan Quinn, Author of Furious Improvisation: How the WPA and a cast of thousands made high art out of desperate times

51:24 minutes (20.59 MB)

Layoffs of California public employees, Oregon anti-worker ballot measures, labor’s stake in global warming

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 08/10/2008

Adrienne Suffin, SEIU Local 1000

Scott Moore, Defend Oregon

Barbara Byrd, Secretary-Treasurer, Oregon AFL-CIO

43:43 minutes (17.52 MB)

Labor Day Special: Portland Restaurant Workers' Association

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 08/31/2008

Misty Cumbie, Portland Restaurant Workers’ Association

14:45 minutes (5.91 MB)

Workers' Resistance to Occupation and Empire

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 11/09/2008

An interview with Jana K. Lipman, Author, Guantanamo: A Working-Class History Between Empire and Revolution.   Guantánamo has become a symbol of what has gone wrong in the War on Terror. Yet Guantánamo is more than a U.S. naval base and prison in Cuba, it is a town, and our military occupation there has required more than soldiers and sailors--it has required workers. This revealing history of the women and men who worked on the U.S.

27:31 minutes (11.03 MB)

Oak Harbor Freight Lines strike, and Nelson Lichtenstein on bank bailouts and UE sit-in

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 12/07/2008

Jeff Tyrrel, member of Teamsters Local 81 and striking dockworker of Oak Harbor Freight Lines

Nelson Lichtenstein, Professor of History, University of California, Santa Barbara (excerpt from Jenka Soderberg's interview)

And songs from the Seattle Labor Chorus's new CD, Ring It In! Songs of Peace and Justice for the Holiday Season

29:12 minutes (26.73 MB)

Education workers - PSU profs face their toughest bargaining ever, and tenement museum guides organize a union

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 01/11/2009

Gary Brodowicz, Past President, and Michele Gamburd, Vice President for Collective Bargaining, Portland State University Chapter, American Association of University Professors

Hildegard Hoeller, part-time guide, Lower East Side Tenement Museum, organizing with UAW 2110

27:34 minutes (11.05 MB)

Economic Crisis as a Response to Class Struggle

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Labor Radio
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Tue, 02/10/2009

Radical scholars of political economy George Caffentzis & Silvia Federici of the Midnight Notes Collective join us live in-studio.  How are the economic crisis and bailouts a response to class struggle?  What does capital hope to achieve with this crisis?  How does the crisis hit people doing care work?  What kinds of resistance will be most effective now? Thirty vital minutes!

28:17 minutes (11.33 MB)

Flight attendants organize at the world's new largest airline; immigrants organize for dignity and respect in Columbia County

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Labor Radio
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Wed, 03/11/2009

What kind of election counts every non-vote as a "No" vote?  A union election for airline or railroad workers under the Railway Labor Act.   As Delta and Northwest merge to form the world's largest airline, a combined unit of twenty-one thousand flight attendants find their chance at union representation hangs upon a wildly skewed process overseen by a little-known board.  Simone Cerasa, the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut State Chair of the Delta Association of Flight Attendants, CWA, joined us to lay out some key issues and challenges of organizing under the RLA, and how a new appointment by President Obama to the National Mediation Board could make all the difference.

25:46 minutes (10.33 MB)

Long Difficult Struggles & Hope--El Salvador & Oak Harbor

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 04/12/2009

Members of Teamsters Local 81 on the strike line at Oak Harbor Freight LinesTonight's show is about long, hard struggles.  In the first half, David Ayala joins us to trace the decades of brave organizing by working people in El Salvador to achieve this year's FMLN's presidential victory.  

And in the second half, Jeff Tyrrell returns with the latest on the workers at Oak Harbor Freight Lines, now engaged in their own long, difficult struggle for a fair contract.   For more information on the Teamsters' Oak Harbor struggle visit: www.oakharborteamsters.com

26:34 minutes (10.65 MB)

What's Wrong With Recovery -- Extended Interview with Marty Hart-Landsberg (online exclusive!)

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 08/09/2009

Why isn't the stimulus solving the economic crisis for working families?  Why is Wall Street so anxious to reassure us that things are looking up again?  Should working people be worried about deficit spending?  And what simple policy change could eliminate Social Security's funding problem?

14:06 minutes (5.65 MB)

What's Wrong With the Recovery? ...and... Car Wash Workers Organize

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 08/09/2009
What's Wrong With the Recovery?
First up: Why isn't the stimulus solving the economic crisis for working families?  Why is Wall Street so anxious to reassure us that things are looking up again?  Should working people be worried about deficit spending?  And what simple policy change could eliminate Social Security's funding problem?  Marty Hart-Landsberg, Professor of Economics at Lewis and Clark College and author of the blog Reports from the Economic Front, explains it all for you in the first half of tonight's show.
 
Car Wash Workers Organize!
Then in the second half of the show, we hear about ten thousand workers in Los Angeles who are organizing to join the United Steelworkers.  They are subject to massive health and safety violations in the workplace.  Many are not even paid minimum wage.  Who are they?  Car washers.  We're joined by by Henry Huerta, Campaign Director of the CLEAN Car Wash Campaign.

25:38 minutes (10.27 MB)

Class struggle in Portland: City employees battle layoffs, musicians call for a living wage

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 09/14/2009

Tonight’s show features two stories close to home that affect the livelihoods of many Portlanders.

"How could you cut a Bureau in half?" Massive job cuts at the City of Portland

27:24 minutes (18.82 MB)

Uses of a Whirlwind: Movement, Movements, and Contemporary Radical Currents in the United States

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 07/19/2010

 “We are in the middle of a whirlwind of struggle and opportunities for fundamental change abound; it’s just a question of how we use them.”

27:18 minutes (18.75 MB)

Organizing Strategy Special: The 2011 Egyptian Revolution

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 02/14/2011


Eyptian Portlander Ahmad Raslan lays out the crescendo of events that brought eight million people into the streets and toppled the Mubarak regime last week:

"The working-class people in many many cities, for the last three days, they started going on strikes.  There was a threat of civil disobedience across the entire Egypt.  And I think that's what made the military at the end tell the president 'We can't afford this.  If working-class people start getting into this from a strike perspective and from a civil disobedience perspective, then we have to end it.' And they ended it."

29:13 minutes (11.71 MB)

 

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