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

Audio

French School teachers struggle for union recognition

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 06/28/2010

Massene Mboup, teacher and union activist at the Portland French School is interviewed by host Jamie Partridge.  Mboup, with a background of union leadership in his native Senegal, details management intimidation tactics, including deportation threats to this largely immigrant workforce.  Two of the Associated French School Employee leaders have been fired as the struggle heats up.

  • Length: 16:54 minutes (23.22 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Labor questions County Commission, Dist. 2 candidates

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 06/28/2010

Labor Radio host Jamie Partridge questions Loretta Smith and Karol Collymore, candidates for Multnomah County Commissioner, District 2.

Domestic workers win a Bill of Rights...and...Oregon students join with university staff to fight privatization

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 06/21/2010

This month brought exciting news for New York State's 200,000 domestic workers: After years of struggle, they have passed a Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights through both houses of the state legislature.  For the first time ever in the United States, domestic workers will have the right to sick days, holidays, vacation, overtime, and notice of termination.  We spoke with Priscilla Gonzales, Director of Domestic Workers United and herself the proud daughter of a nanny and housekeeper, about the victory and about how domestic workers, abandoned by labor law, often working alone in private homes, have reached out to one another to organize.

Next, we turn our attention to the funding crisis in higher education.  Oregon university system administrators are proposing to save money by restructuring, but students, faculty and staff are concerned that could mean students pay more while faculty and staff get paid less. We spoke with Portland State University student Sami Alloy about the state of the funding crisis and how free speech is curtailed on campus in the name of risk management.

  • Length: 29:29 minutes (11.81 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 22kHz 56Kbps (CBR)

[audio-tag-title-raw]People's mail, people's politics

program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 05/24/2010

Why is the World Trade Organization so interested in how people get their mail? Peter Shapiro interviews Jim Sauber, Chief of Staff and Research Director for the National Association of Letter Carriers, about WTO threats to JapanPost and what they mean to for the continued health of public mail service in this country. Then co-host Jamie Partridge has an election night conversation with Barbara Dudley of the Oregon Working Families Party about the party's program, its strategy, and what fusion voting can do to expand the political influence of working people.

  • Length: 26:25 minutes (24.18 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Nike in Honduras

program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 04/26/2010

Gina Caro and Loli Urquia worked at Hugger de Honduras and Vision Tex, two plants in Honduras that made sportswear for Nike. Then workers in the plants decided to unionize, and the plants abruptly shut down, robbing the workers of severance pay they were legally entitled to as well as their jobs. Gina and Loli talk about their struggle to hold Nike accountable. John Walsh and Peter Shapiro co-host.

  • Length: 25:37 minutes (23.45 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Andy Stern Steps Down

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Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 04/19/2010

Kevin Card and Peter Shapiro interview Mark Brenner of Labor Notes about the mized legacy of Andy Stern, outgoing head of the Service Employees International Union and founder of the breakaway labor federation Change to Win.

  • Length: 26:44 minutes (24.48 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Si Kahn on Creative Community Organizing

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Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 04/12/2010

 Tonight we spend the half-hour with renowned singer, songwriter and community organizer Si Kahn.  His new book, Creative Community Organizing: A Guide for Rabble-Rousers, Activists, and Quiet Lovers of Justice, is full of amazing stories from his forty-five years in the struggle, working in the freedom movement with the SNCC, in the Brookside Strike in Harlan County with the United Mine Workers of America, in the textile mills of the South with the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, and with Grassroots Leadership, the organization he founded, to abolish for-profit prisons and immigrant family detention.   Si Kahn is a member of the American Federation of Musicians Local 1000, and in addition to his new book he is releasing his fifteenth CD of original songs, Courage.  We play a couple of tracks off the new album, get Si to tell us a few stories, and ask him to share some of the insights into tactics and principles that he’s gleaned in nearly fifty years of organizing.

  • Genre: Other
  • Length: 26:14 minutes (18.02 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 22kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

Labor Rights Under Attack in Colombia, and How Free Trade Versus Fair Trade Affects US Jobs

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Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 04/05/2010

Hear from Alberto Bejarano of the cane cutters movement in Cali, and from Arthur Stamoulis of the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign in Portland

  • Length: 27:49 minutes (25.46 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Labor for Single Payer & Portland Teachers Struggle

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Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 03/22/2010

California Nurses leader  Michael Lighty discusses thedisastrous healthcare legislationnow in Congress, and prospects for the single payer, Medicare-for-all movement on the national and state level. Portland Association of Teachers organizer Dee Simmons expounds on the new union contract and teachers’ struggle for fair and equitable schools.

  • Length: 28:29 minutes (39.12 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Watsonville and Hormel: Two Historic Strikes

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 02/22/2010

2010 marked the 25th anniversary of two historic strikes that captured the imagination of workers across the U.S.--the victorious 18-month walkout by 1,000 frozen food workers at Watsonville Canning, and the courageous but ultimately doomed struggle of UFCW Local P-9 at the Hormel meatpacking plant in Austin, Minnesota. Peter Shapiro and Al Bradbury interview five people who partyicipated--strikers, supporters, union officers. Their reminiscences bring these dramatic struggles to life and hold lessons for us today.  

  • Length: 28:10 minutes (25.79 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 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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