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Host schedule:

1st Mondays Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
2nd Mondays Megan Hise and Meredith Reese
3rd Mondays Young Emerging Labor Leaders
4th Mondays John Walsh and Jamie Partridge
5th Mondays Lane Poncy and Tim Flanagan

Episode Archive

Latino Dairy and Dock Workers struggle for respect

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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

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Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 11/17/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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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

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

Fair Wage Policy & Sanctuary for Day Laborer

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Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 10/27/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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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
Air date: 
Mon, 10/20/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 10/13/14

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 10/13/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 09/29/14

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 09/29/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Climate March and Trans Pacific Partnership

Program: 
Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 09/22/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Short Description: 
Climate March and Trans Pacific Partnership

Portland’s People’s Climate March, takes place this Sunday in solidarity with the massive mobilization in New York City.  Co-host Jamie Partridge interviews members of the labor contingent.  In the second half of the show, Elizabeth Swager, director of the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign, talks with co-host John Walsh about the dangers of “smart tracking” the free-trade deal, the Trans Pacific Partnership.

Labor Radio on 09/15/14

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Program: 
Labor Radio
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Mon, 09/15/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Short Description: 
Discussions On Working Class Issues

Audio

Organizing Strategy Special: The 2011 Egyptian Revolution

program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
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."

Stanford Professor of Middle East History Joel Beinin, author of Justice For All: The Struggle for Worker Rights in Egypt, traces the remarkable wave strikes and sit-ins in which two million Egyptian workers have taken part over the last ten years:

"So people learned that you can struggle and you can win and it might be worthwhile.  And once that barrier of fear is broken, then anything is possible, in an authoritarian regime, because it's the fear that the regime depends on for maintaining its power."

Plus, new songs for the revolution from Ramy Essam and Mohamed Mounir.

Photo: Telecommunication workers on strike, February 9, 2011, Hossam el-Hamalawy, http://www.flickr.com/photos/elhamalawy/5431909481/

 

Black Working Families on MLK Day

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 01/24/2011

What is the state of Black Working Families? Co-host Jamie Partridge interviews Black community activists Art Alexander, Percy Hampton, Danny Bell, and Lakeitha Elliot at a Martin Luther King Day celebration in Portland

Interview with Raúl Ortíz of SINALTRAINAL

program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 01/24/2011

Interview with Raúl Ortíz, a member of SINALTRAINAL in Colombia (The National Union of Food Industry Workers). He talks about how Kraft Foods Corporation has suspended contracts of over 400 workers in the Cauca region in Colombia and what their plans for action are.

Courtesy of Argentina's TV PTS. Translated by Brenda Escobar.

  • Length: 4:45 minutes (4.35 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Housing special: How to organize to make your landlord shape up; plus tips for folks facing foreclosure

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 01/10/2011

Tonight's show is close to home: we're talking about your house or apartment.  Whether you're paying your landlord or paying the bank, the roof over your head is probably one of your biggest monthly expenses, and the more the financial classes play games with real estate, the more difficult it becomes for working-class people to get and keep safe, affordable housing.

But in organizing there is hope!  Tenants in Portland are successfully standing together to make their landlords deal with mold and other unsafe housing conditions.  We talk with Cristina Palacios, Coordinator of the Safe Housing Project at Community Alliance of Tenants, about how they're doing it.  And for folks facing foreclosure, we get some practical tips from Omar Martinez, Homeownership Program Manager at Hacienda CDC.

  • Length: 28:19 minutes (11.34 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 22kHz 56Kbps (CBR)

The Korea Free Trade Agreement - NAFTA All Over Again

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 01/03/2011

Another free trade agreement threatens jobs, labor standards, and consumer as well as environmental protections.  Arthur Stamoulis of the Oregon Fair Trade Coalition talks about the proposed deal with Korea.

  • Length: 27:22 minutes (25.05 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

TEACHER UNION, PARENT UNION & ED REFORM

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 12/27/2010

Host Jamie Partridge interviews Sheila Warren, president of the Portland Parent Union, and Fran Partridge, an instructional coach and long time member of the Seattle teachers union.  Topics include teacher union bashing, charter schools, teacher evaluation and mentoring, the achievement gap, discipline, and systemic racism.

  • Length: 28:28 minutes (39.1 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Ruby Ridge Dairy Workers Fight for a Union

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 12/20/2010

An interview in Spanish and English with Arturo Sepulveda of the United Farmworkers

  • Length: 9:06 minutes (8.33 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Oregon Single Payer Health Care Legislation

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Fri, 12/17/2010

Host Jamie Partridge interviews Peter Shapiro, of the JOBS with JUSTICE Health Care Committee, about legislation being introduced in the 2011 Oregon legislature to create a Single Payer Health Care system for the state.  Peter also invites the public to a Statewide Single Payer conference on January 29th.

  • Length: 19:04 minutes (26.19 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Reclaiming Factories from Massachusetts to Argentina

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 12/13/2010

Factories across the United States have been closing up shops for decades.  Less common, however, is worker initiated factory takeovers.  Today’s show will span from Argentina where workers occupied factories and established cooperative control all the way to Massachusetts where a union is fighting the closure of a plant and wants to reopen as an employee-run operation.

 

Our guests are:

 

Peter Knowlton, President of the UE's Northeast Region who has been the union rep at Haskon Factory in Tauton, Massachusetts for 22 years.   Check out the "Keep Haskon Jobs in Tauton" facebook page here.

Sean Abbott-Klafter, soon to be teacher who studied the factory takeover movement in Argentina and lived there for 6 months.  You may check out his musings studying factory cooperatives here.

  • Length: 28:19 minutes (25.92 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Union Democracy: Teamsters for a Democratic Union's longevity, and Winning One-Member, One-Vote in the BLET

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 11/15/2010

At the TDU convention Ken Paff talks about that rank-and-file group's accomplishements over the years, and we hear from Hugh Sawyer and Ron Kaminkow about how members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen won one-member, one-vote elections to choose their top officers.

  • Length: 14:52 minutes (13.62 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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