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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

Friedrich could Decimate Labor Movement

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Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 02/01/2016 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Public worker unions under attack--Black unionists & AFSCME director discuss
Our guest is Ken Allen, Executive Director of Oregon AFSCME Council 75. Brother Allen has been the Executive Director since 1995 and is also an International Vice President of AFSCME International and an Executive Board member of the Oregon AFL-CIO. The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists discussion with Brother Allen will examine a brief analysis of the Friedrichs v California Teachers Association, a case presented to the United States Supreme Court, but will also focus on actions unions should be taking to address it.

WHAT DO "MILITIA" INCURSIONS MEAN FOR WORKING PEOPLE IN RURAL OREGON AND ELSEWHERE?

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Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 01/25/2016 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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WHAT DO "MILITIA" INCURSIONS MEAN FOR WORKING PEOPLE IN RURAL OREGON AND ELSEWHERE?
SELF-STYLED "MILITIA" INCURSIONS HAVE MENACED OREGON RESIDENTS IN HARNEY & JOSEPHINE COUNTIES. WHO ARE THESE GROUPS AND WHAT ARE THEIR ORIGINS? WHAT IS THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL CONTEXT FOR THESE EVENTS? WHAT DOES ALL THIS MEAN FOR WORKING PEOPLE IN RURAL OREGON AND ELSEWHERE?
MIKE EDERA OF THE RURAL ORGANIZING PROJECT JOINS US FOR LIVE INTERVIEW.


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Labor Radio on 01/18/16

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 01/18/2016 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Labor Radio on 01/11/16

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 01/11/2016 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Renters State of Emergency; Beating Apathy

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 12/28/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Renters State of Emergency; Beating Apathy
The Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT) has declared a Renters State of Emergency (RentersSOS) in Portland and is demanding a year moratorium on no-cause evictions and rent increases over 5%.  Katrina Holland, Deputy Director of CAT talks with host Jamie Partridge about their wide-ranging campaigns for affordable, safe and secure housing for renters.  In the second part of the show, Partridge reads from a Labor Notes article on "Beating Apathy."

Labor Radio on 12/21/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 12/21/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Labor Radio on 12/14/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 12/14/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Labor Radio on 12/07/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 12/07/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

This evening we'll hear from Fred Redman, the International Vice President of the United Steel Workers.  Mr. Redman was a guest speaker at the Oregon AFL-CIO Convention.

For more information about the Oregon AFL-CIO Convention Resolutions you can check out this link!

Labor Radio on 11/30/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 11/30/2015 - 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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Housing Crisis & Steelworkers Lockout

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Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 11/23/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Housing Crisis & Steelworkers Lockout
Chloe Eudaly of "That's a Goddam Shed" facebook fame & Joe Clement of Portland Renters United discuss Portland's housing crisis and solutions.  In the second half of the show, host Jamie Partridge speaks with Michael Hire of the Steelworkers who are locked out and on the picket line in Albany.

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Blacks in the Trades 2

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Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 02/28/2011
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.
  • Length: 13:45 minutes (18.89 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

VAN JONES - our fight for good green jobs

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 02/21/2011

Van Jones , environmental justice leader and former Obama advisor on the Green Economy, gives progressives advice on the fight for good jobs.

On Wisconsin! Workers Rights Under Attack

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Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 02/21/2011

The basic right to organize and bargain collectively is under attack in Wisconsin, with wider implications for labor and democracy in the United States.  Four activists spoke live by telephone from various parts of Wisconsin about the specifics of the attack and about how people are fighting back.

  • Length: 26:01 minutes (23.82 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

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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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

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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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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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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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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)

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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