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

Racist Police Violence, Low Wages, and Walmart Strikers

Program: 
Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 12/22/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Don't Shoot, Poverty and Chilean Walmart strikers
Teresa Raiford, leader of Don't Shoot PDX and an advocate of 15 NOW, talks with host Jamie Partridge about a recent confrontation with Portland police and the Mayor, tying together the struggle against gang warfare and poverty with the fight against racist police violence. In the second half of the show, Kelly Bauer of the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee speaks with host John Walsh on the phone from Chile about a recent strike of ten thousand Walmart workers in that country.

Labor Radio on 12/15/14

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Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 12/15/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

New and Experienced, Fresh Voices for Low Wage Workers

Program: 
Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 12/08/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Introducing our Second Monday Hosts
Anne McDonnell, low wage worker, Zoolidarity union activist, 15 NOW pdx leader and Fernando Gapasin, retired union organizer, author and chair of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance of Oregon, take their first turn at hosting Labor Radio's Second Monday show.  Get to know these dedicated working class fighters.

Labor Radio on 12/01/14

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Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 12/01/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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A program by and for working people

Latino Dairy and Dock Workers struggle for respect

Program: 
Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 11/24/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Latino Dairy and Dock Workers struggle for respect
The United Farm Workers are organizing dairy workers associated with Darigold in Washington state.  Jamie Partridge interviews UFW organizer Indira Trejo and Luis, a dairy worker, about their struggles for safe, dignified and healthy working conditions. 

In the second half of the show, John Walsh interviews Jhon Jairo Castro, president of the Buenaventura, Colombia chapter of the Unión Portuaria, the dockworkers’ union.  Buenaventura is Colombia’s biggest port and ground zero of the contradictions of free trade, where wealth both commercial and illicit flows through an impoverished and violence-stricken city with a predominantly Afro-Colombian population. 

Coalition of Black Trade Unionist Labor Radio Segment on 11/17/14

Program: 
Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 11/17/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Short Description: 
Labor support for Ban the Box: Guest: Midge Purcell, PDX Urban League and Ken Allen Oregon AFSCME

Coalition of Black Trade Unionist Labor Radio Segment on 11/10/14

Program: 
Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 11/10/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Short Description: 
Labor support for Ban the Box: Guest: Midge Purcell, PDX Urban League and Ken Allen Oregon AFSCME

Coalition of Black Trade Unionist Labor Radio Segment on 11/03/14

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Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 11/03/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Short Description: 
Labor support for Ban the Box: Guest: Midge Purcell, PDX Urban League and Ken Allen Oregon AFSCME

Fair Wage Policy & Sanctuary for Day Laborer

Program: 
Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 10/27/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Short Description: 
Fair Wage Policy & Sanctuary for Day Laborer
The first half of this weeks show features excerpts from a community hearing on the City of Portland Fair Wage Policy, which drew over a hundred low-wage workers and their allies, who testified before representatives of Mayor Hales and Commissioner Saltman.  Janitors, security guards, parking attendants, civic stadium and others who work for companies that contract with the City are fighting for a fifteen dollar fair wage.  In the second half of the show, we hear excerpts from a rally outside the US Citizenship and Immigration Service office in support of Francisco Aguirre, a day labor organizer facing deportation, who has taken refuge in the sanctuary of Augustana Church.

Labor Radio on 10/20/14

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 10/20/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Audio

Tri-Met Riders Unite! and Inquisitive Frog Visits Rep. Blumenauer

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 07/11/2011

OPAL http://www.opalpdx.org/2011/02/campaign-for-a-fair-transfer-kickoff-feb-21/"I absolutely love bus organizing.  Bus riders are my people."

As Tri-Met raises fares and decreases service, a bus ticket costs more than ever and may not get you as far.  A growing network of working-class transit riders are reaching out to each other on the bus and organizing to demand transfers that last three hours instead of two.  We speak with community organizer Crystal Wabnum of OPAL (Organizing People, Activating Leaders) about the Campaign for a Fair Transfer.

Song: "Well May the World Go," Pete Seeger.

"Free trade!  It sounds good: free."

Franklin the Frog Visits Earl Blumenauer

 

Puppet Franklin the Frog and puppeteer Paige Shell-Spurling paid a recent visit to Representative Earl Blumenauer's office, where they witnessed a teach-in on three free trade agreements coming up for imminent votes.  We interview the two of them about the issues, other creative actions this week, and the role of art in the movement.  See the video of their visit!  And find more info on the issues at Oregon Fair Trade Campaign and Portland Central America Solidarity Committee.

 

  • Length: 27:43 minutes (19.03 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 22kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

Delegación de Sinaltrainal en Estados Unidos

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Sun, 07/10/2011

Sindicalistas de Colombia hablan sobre el TLC y derechos laborales.

  • Length: 13:36 minutes (12.45 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Portland Rising Day of Action for Good Jobs

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 06/27/2011

Portland Rising , a project of JOBS with JUSTICE, is calling worker rights activists to Get on the Bus for a Day of Action.  On June 30th several busloads of demonstrators will travel to job sites in support of multiple unions whose contracts expire on that same day.  UNITE HERE organizer Eryn Slack and IBU negotiator Jose Flores are interviewed by co-host Jamie Partridge

  • Length: 12:56 minutes (17.76 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Pride At Work Oregon: the LGBT Movement in the Labor Community

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 06/27/2011

Pride At Work Oregon organizes for LGBT and labor rights.  Labor Radio features an interview with Oregon chapter president Shellea Allen and board member John Eder.

  • Length: 10:33 minutes (9.66 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

New Hope for Single Payer! and West Coast Unity for San Francisco Hotel Workers

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 06/13/2011

http://www.laborforsinglepayer.org/images/trumka.jpgRN and longtime health care and labor activist Betsy Zucker brings us some major good news in the campaign for single payer, including a groundbreaking victory in Vermont and a change of direction from labor's top organizational leadership.  For more info on the upcoming training for single-payer advocates (Saturday June 25th, 10 am) contact Portland Jobs with Justice.  (See also this recent article from Labor Notes, "Still Paying Through the Nose, Labor Campaigns for Single Payer.")

http://hotelfranksf.info/photos.html

 

Then, bellhop Marc Norton, who worked for almost twelve years as a bellhop at the Hotel Frank in San Francisco tells how the new hotel owners have tried to break the longtime union, and how workers there are fighting back (check out their web site hotelfranksf.info and on Facebook Boycott Hotel Frank).  Portland IWW member Noah is helping organize a solidarity rally at Portland's Hotel Lucia (400 SW Broadway, Friday June 17th, 4 pm, portlandiww@gmail.com).

(Image credits: Left: Trumka and Kucinich at Labor Campaign for Single Payer meeting, http://www.laborforsinglepayer.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=130:afl-cio-welcomes-labor-campaign-for-single-payer; Right: Hotel Frank demonstration, http://hotelfranksf.info/photos.html)

 

  • Length: 28:17 minutes (11.33 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 22kHz 56Kbps (CBR)

City's Seasonal Workers Struggle for Basic Union Rights

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Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 05/23/2011

Seasonal Maintenance Workers who work in the Portland Parks are struggling for basic union rights.  Laborers local 483 organizer Erica Askin is interviewed by host Jamie Partridge

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Anti-union campaign threatens Portland's French School closure

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 05/23/2011

Massene Mboup, Co-President of the Associated French School Employees, tells host Jamie Partridge how his administration is trying to bust their union by threatening to close their school

 

Fair Trade and a Producers Cooperative in Peru

program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 05/09/2011

An interview with Santiago Paz of a Peruvian cooperative producing coffee, cacao, sugar, and more for fair trade.

  • Length: 8:30 minutes (7.79 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Free Trade and the Political Economy of Illicit Drugs

program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 05/09/2011

Sanho Tree, Director of the Drug Policy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, discusses free trade and the political economy of illicit drugs.

  • Length: 7:06 minutes (6.5 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Colombian Unionist Speaks Out Against the Free Trade Agreement

program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 05/09/2011

Gerardo Cajamarca, of the Colombian union Sinaltrainal, talks about the proposed free trade agreement.  This is an edited translation of the interview in Spanish also posted here.

  • Length: 8:24 minutes (7.69 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

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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