Organizing the Unemployed - Yesterday and Today. With hosts Jamie Partridge and Peter Shapiro, listeners hear lessons from the Unemployed Councils of the 30's and current, local campaigns for organization of the jobless. Guests include Chris Pyle and Aimee Olin, leaders of ACORN (Association of Communities Organizations for Reform Now), plus Ted Pyle and George Slanina, leaders of the Coalition of Unemployed, Underemployed and Marginalized Workers.
Hosts Peter Shapiro and Jamie Partridge talk with Francisco Lopez, director of CAUSA, Oregon’s Immigrant Rights Coalition and Peter Cervantes-Gautschi, director of ENLACE, a US-Mexico coalition of low-wage workers centers and unions about therecent historic agreement by the AFL-CIO and Change to Win federations to push for legalization
Host Jamie Partridge interviews local union organizers Lorene Scheer of SEIU 503 and Margaret Butler of JOBS with JUSTICE about how to organize a union at your workplace. Learn your rights and what to expect from your employer.
Hosts Peter Shapiro and Jamie Partridge talk with Steve Early, author of EMBEDDED WITH ORGANIZED LABOR, Journalistic Reflections on the Class War at Home(Monthly Review Press). Just retired from the national staff of the Communications Workers of America, Steve Early has been an organizer, strike strategist, labor educator and lawyer. For three decades, he has been in the forefront of the fight for worker power and union democracy
Host Jamie Partridge talks with Deborah Stringfellow and Jerry Lawrence, founding members of the African American Longshore Coalition and rank-and-file leaders of Portland’s Longshore and Warehouse Union – ILWU
Host Jamie Partridge interviews labor photojournalist David Bacon, a veteran union organizer, whose latest book is "Illegal People: How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants". Bacon argues that the key to building power for working people are the struggles for equality, inclusion and international solidarity.
Host Peter Shapiro interviews legendary longshore activist, Leo Robinson of Oakland, California, a founder of the African American Longshore Coalition and Vice President of the internationally admired ILWU local 10, about changes on the waterfront from the 1960s to the 1990s.
Host Jamie Partridge talks with Clarence Thomas, co-chair of the Million Worker March movement, a leader of the African American Longshore Coalition, and former Secretary Treasurer of the San Francisco Bay Area’s Longshore and Warehouse Union – ILWU local 10 abouttaking w
Host Jamie Partridge talks with local Letter Carriers about their struggle against after-dark delivery. Customer service, safety and postal service finances all suffer with a Portland hiring freeze that forces carriers to deliver mail in the dark.