St. Charles Medical Center Workers voted to join SEIU 49 in the largest private sector union victory in Oregon for decades. Union activist and pharmacy tech, Joanne Kennedy, tells host Jamie Partridge how the over 600 workers at the Bend hospital banded together to resist outsourcing and stagnant wages. 13:22 minutes (12.24 MB)
Equity for African Americans in local building and construction work, featuring Maurice Rahming, president of the National Association of Minority Contractors of Oregon and CEO of the union firm O’Neil Electric, and Donna Hammond, a journeyman electrician with IBEW 48. Host Jamie Partridge conducts the interview. 13:45 minutes (18.89 MB)
Jamie Partridge interviews Jack Schommer, president of the Mt Hood Community College faculty association, and Sarah Williams, president-elect and chair of the bargaining committee, who detail their struggle for a fair contract and possible strike in the face of a board which insists on major give-backs from the workers.
Michael Dale, director of the Northwest Worker Justice Project, speaks with Labor Radio's Jamie Partridge about legislation to combat wage theft currently before the Oregon legislature. The Oregon Coalition to Stop Wage Theft held a Town Hall in Southeast Portland Thursday evening where low-wage workers shared their stories about the impact of wage theft on them, their families and communities.
Labor troubador George Mann talks about his friend Anne Feeney and an upoming concert in her honor.
On May 14th, letter carriers and their customers across the country participate in the largest, 1-day food drive of the year. Jean Kemp-Ware from the Oregon Food Bank tells you how you can adopt a letter carrier and help stamp out hunger.
Two custodians at Beaverton public schools, Mason Young and Steve Specht, talk with host Jamie Partridge about their struggle to prevent possible layoffs or pay cuts of 30% to 50% for over a hundred of their fellow custodians, members of the Oregon School Employees Association, chapter 48.