Labor Radio

Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class.

Host schedule:

1st Mondays Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
2nd Mondays Fernando Gapasin and Anne McDonnell
3rd Mondays Nick Bubb and Stephanie Patricio
4th Mondays John Walsh and Jamie Partridge
5th Mondays Lane Poncy and Michael Morrow

Episode Archive

Labor Radio on 11/16/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 11/16/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Labor Radio on 11/09/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 11/09/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Labor Radio on 11/02/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 11/02/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Fighting Back Against Two-Tier Wages: the Autoworkers' Chrysler Contract

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 10/26/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Fighting Back Against Two-Tier Wages: the Autoworkers' Chrysler Contract
MEMBERS OF THE UAW AT CHRYSLER VOTED DOWN THE FIRST CONTRACT OFFERED THEM AND SENT THE UNION LEADERSHIP BACK TO THE BARGAINING TABLE WITH A MESSAGE TO END TWO-TIER WAGES. LAST WEEK MEMBERS RATIFIED A REVISED NEW CONTRACT. WHAT CHANGED? WHAT DID THE RANK AND FILE WIN, HOW DID THEY DO IT, AND WHAT FIGHTS CONTINUE? LABOR RADIO TALKS LIVE WITH CHRYSLER WORKER MARTHA GREVATT IN MICHIGAN TO GET THE SHOP FLOOR PERSPECTIVE.

Labor Radio on 10/19/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 10/19/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Labor Radio on 10/12/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 10/12/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

A Future for Workers: A Contribution from Black Labor

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 10/05/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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A discussion with Dr. Loretta Johnson, regarding the educational needs of global capitalism.
The guest for the Coalition of Black Trade Unionist segment of Labor Radio is Dr. Loretta Johnson, the Secretary-Treasurer of the American Federation of Teachers and a contributor to a recent publication "A Future for Workers: A Contribution from Black Labor". The publication offers a perspective speaking in the voice of nearly 2.1 million Black Americans in labor unions. Dr. Johnson will discuss an educational element of the publication to include the importance of wrap around educational services and the changing educational needs of global capitalism.

Labor Radio on 09/28/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 09/28/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Labor Radio on 09/21/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 09/21/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Labor Radio on 09/14/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 09/14/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

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Should the Left support Bernie Sanders ?

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Labor Radio
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Fri, 08/14/2015
Nick Caleb, independent socialist and former candidate for Portland City Council; Melissa Vollono of Socialist Alternative; and Christopher Zimmerly-Beck of the International Socialist Organization speak to a crowd of seventy on Friday, August 14, 2015.
  • Length: 34:41 minutes (31.76 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

COCA COLA WORKERS IN COLOMBIA: "TEMPORARIES" FOR 20 YEARS

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 05/25/2015
AS THE U.S. CONGRESS CONSIDERS MORE FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS, LABOR PROVISIONS OF PRIOR FTA'S REMAIN UNENFORCED.  THE U.S.-COLOMBIA "LABOR ACTION PLAN' WAS SUPPOSED TO REPLACE CONTINGENT EMPLOYMENT WITH PERMANENT JOBS, BUT THAT'S NOT THE EXPERIENCE OF WORKERS AT COCA COLA IN COLOMBIA.  UNION LEADER DANIEL RUEDA TALKS ABOUT THEIR STRUGGLE WITH THE NORTH AMERICAN CORPORATION.

MIENTRAS EL CONGRESO ESTADOUNIDENSE PIENSA EN NUEVOS TLC, NO SE CUMPLEN LOS COMPROMISOS EN CUANTO A DERECHOS LABORALES DE LOS ANTERIORES.  EL "PLAN DE ACCIÓN LABORAL" COLOMBIA-EEUU DEBÍA CONVERTIR TERCERIZACIÓN EN CONTRACIÓN DIRECTA, PERO ESO NO ES LO QUE VIVEN LOS TRABAJADORES DE COCA COLA EN COLOMBIA.  LÍDER SINDICALISTA DANIEL RUEDA HABLA DE LA LUCHA CON LA TRANSNACIONAL NORTEAMERICANA.

  • Length: 14:31 minutes (13.29 MB)
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Fighting Back Against Fast Track's More of the Same

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 05/25/2015
ROBYN GOTTLIEB OF THE OREGON FAIR TRADE CAMPAIGN GIVES US THE LOWDOWN ON "FAST TRACK," THE PROPOSAL NOW BEFORE CONGRESS THAT WOULD IMPOSE MORE OF THE SAME MULTINATIONAL CORPORATE MODEL FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE ON PEOPLE IN THE U.S. AND AROUND THE WORLD.
  • Length: 12:28 minutes (11.41 MB)
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LABOR RIGHTS VERSUS FREE TRADE: DOCKWORKERS' STRUGGLE IN BUENAVENTURA, COLOMBIA

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 11/24/2014
AN INTERVIEW WITH JHON JAIRO CASTRO, PRESIDENT OF THE BUENAVENTURA CHAPTER OF THE UNIÓN PORTUARIA OF COLOMBIA. THE PREDOMINANTLY AFRO-COLOMBIA CITY OF BUENAVENTURA, COLOMBIA'S LARGEST PORT, SUFFERS CRUSHING POVERTY AND VIOLENCE DESPITE THE WEALTH FLOWING ACROSS THE DOCKS. EXPLOITATION OF DOCKWORKERS CONTINUES NOTWITHSTANDING THE US-COLOMBIA "LABOR ACTION PLAN" THAT CAME WITH THE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TWO GOVERNMENTS.  ALLOF WHICH MIGHT SEEM FAR AWAY UNTIL YOU REALIZE THAT THE CORPORATIONS EXTRACTING PROFIT FROM BUENAVENTURA HAVE NAMES THAT ARE FAMILIAR IN PORTLAND,TOO.
  • Length: 10:48 minutes (9.89 MB)
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La Lucha por Derechos Laborales en el Puerto de Buenaventura, Colombia

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 11/24/2014
Jhon Jairo Castro, presidente del capítulo en Buenaventura de la Unión Portuaria de Colombia, habla sobre la lucha por derechos laborales en el puerto.
  • Length: 13:40 minutes (12.51 MB)
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Unions and the Fight for Fifteen

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Labor Radio
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Sat, 11/15/2014
Nicole Grant and Alysabeth Alexander, union leaders from Seattle and San Francisco respectively, tell a Portland union audience how they won a $15 minimum wage in their cities.   Their presentations are followed by Q & A from the audience and a presentation by Anne McDonnell, a low-wage, union worker and 15 NOW pdx steering committee member.  The event was sponsored by the NW Labor Notes Organizing Committee and 15 NOW pdx.

Fair Wage Policy community hearing (rough audio)

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Labor Radio
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Tue, 10/21/2014
Portland has a Fair Wage Policy for workers at companies that contract with the City.  Currently, the wage for janitors, security guards, parking attendants, civic stadium workers and others, is $10.38 per hour.  A community hearing Monday evening, attended by over a hundred low-wage workers and their allies, presented testimonty to representives from Mayor Hales and Commissioner Saltzman, urging the Commissioners to raise the "fair wage" to $15 per hour.  The first speaker is Marty Hart-Landsberg, an economics professor at  Lewis and Clark College, followed by Jamie Partridge, a 15 NOW pdx organizer, then Linda Sporer, a security guard at the City.

October 13th Labor Radio

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 10/13/2014
This episode focuses on the Railrood Workers United campaign to stop the employer push to move to one man crews in the industry. Read about it here. We also talk to author and economics instructer Rob Larson about what's happening in rail and the impact of fossil fuel freight.

You can listen to more songs by John Paul Wright at www.railroadmusic.org. Read more from Rob Larson here.
  • Title:  B!
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  • Length: 29:27 minutes (26.96 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Climate March Labor Contingent

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 09/22/2014
Labor Radio co-host Jamie Partridge interviews members of the labor contingent of yesterday's People's Climate March in Portland
  • Length: 12:13 minutes (11.19 MB)
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CLIMATE & JOBS - HOW DO WE MEET BOTH NEEDS?

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 08/25/2014
WE FACE A CLIMATE CRISIS AND A JOBS CRISIS. IN PORTLAND, THE CLIMATE JOBS COMMITTEE PROPOSES A COMPREHENSIVE RESPONSE TO BOTH. THEIR FIRST DEMONSTRATION PROJECT, A SOLAR POWER INSTALLATION ON THE ROOF OF THE MUSICIANS' UNION HALL, WAS CELEBRATED AUGUST 17TH, AND LABOR RADIO WAS THERE TO INTERVIEW DAVE KING, CO-CHAIR OF THE CLIMATE JOBS COMMITTEE, BRUCE FIFE, PRESIDENT OF MUSICIANS UNION LOCAL 99, AND BARBARA BYRD, SECRETARY-TREASURER OF THE OREGON AFL-CIO. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE CLIMATE JOBS COMMITTEE, CONTACT DAVE KING AT 503-286-5850 OR landd_2@q.com
  • Length: 12:40 minutes (11.59 MB)
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Comments

OFNHP local5017

we would like the opportunity to tell our side of the AFT national trusteeship of our local on July 7. what has happened is a blatant violation of democracy. can we get some air time to tell our story?

AFT National Trusteeship..

I would be very interested in contacting your local and providing airtime for this discussion. Please send me a contact person or a summary of your position. Lane and I will have an official from AFT Local 2277 on our show... and perhaps we could arrange for a represenatative of the national federation to call in.

Please e-mail me ASAP or call me at 5o3-697-1670

in solidarity it and with best regards, Tim

 

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