Labor Radio

About Working People, for Working People, By Working People.

Host schedule:

1st MondaysMic Crenshaw
2nd MondaysMegan Hise and Meredith Reese
3rd MondaysYoung Emerging Labor Leaders
4th MondaysJohn Walsh and Jamie Partridge
5th MondaysLane Poncy and Tim Flanagan

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Episode Archive

Labor Radio on 09/29/14

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Mon, 09/29/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Climate March and Trans Pacific Partnership

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Mon, 09/22/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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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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Mon, 09/15/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Labor Radio on 09/08/14

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Mon, 09/08/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Labor Radio on 09/01/14

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Mon, 09/01/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Unions fight for Climate Jobs and Fifteen Now

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Mon, 08/25/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Update on Climate Jobs and Fifteen Now
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 OR landd_2@q.com

Labor Radio on 08/18/14

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Mon, 08/18/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Labor for Palestine!

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 08/11/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Why and how union members and workers are opposing the occupation of Palestine.
We interview Michael Letwin from Labor for Palestine and others about the steps union members here and around the world are taking to stop the siege of Gaza and oppose the long term occupation of Palestine.

For more information and background, visit laborforpalestine.net.

Our episode also features music (with permission) from David Rovics, who has a TON of protest songs, especially on the issue of Palestinian freedom.

Labor Radio on 08/04/14

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Mon, 08/04/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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VOZ STANDS UP FOR EVERYONE'S RIGHTS, AND IT COSTS THEM; ASOTRECOL'S 3RD ANNIVERSARY IN THE TENTS

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Mon, 07/28/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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VOZ STANDS UP FOR EVERYONE'S RIGHTS, AND IT COSTS THEM; ASOTRECOL'S 3RD ANNIVERSARY IN THE TENTS

THE VOZ WORKERS' RIGHTS EDUCATION PROJECT, OPERATOR OF THE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CENTER FOR DAY LABORERS IN PORTLAND, HAD TO CHOOSE - DISOWN AN ALLY WHO SUPPORTS MARRIAGE EQUALITY, OR LOSE A GRANT THAT FUNDS ABOUT A QUARTER OF THEIR BUDGET. THEY STUCK WITH THEIR ALLY. ROMEO SOSA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF VOZ, JOINS US IN THE STUDIO TO DISCUSS THAT DECISON, ITS CONSEQUENCES, AND THE SUPPORT VOZ NEEDS NOW.
MEANWHILE IN COLOMBIA, THE AUTOWORKERS OF ASOTRECOL, KICKED TO THE CURB BY GENERAL MOTORS AFTER SUFFERING WORKPLACE INJURIES, ARE ABOUT TO MARK THREE YEARS OCCUPYING A TENT IN FRONT OF THE US EMBASSY. JORGE PARRA, PRESIDENT OF ASOTRECOL, TALKS LIVE BY PHONE ABOUT WHAT THIS ANNIVERSARY MEANS IN THEIR STRUGGLE FOR JUSTICE.
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Million Worker March movement/ Colombia Human Rights

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Mon, 11/23/2009

Host Jamie Partridge talks with Clarence Thomas, co-chair of the Million Worker March movement, a leader of the African American Longshore Coalition, and former Secretary Treasurer of the San Francisco Bay Area’s Longshore and Warehouse Union – ILWU local 10 about taking working class organizing to the “next level”.  The show ends in a short interview with Anggie Tamayo, a young human rights activist from <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 />Colombia, South America, about US corporate and military intervention in her country.    <?xml:namespace prefix = o />

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Kicking Us While We're Down: News & Views on Grocery Worker and Philly Transit Worker Struggles

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Mon, 11/09/2009

Tonight's show is about employers who seize the current economic crisis as an opportunity to pit working people against each other and undermine longstanding union rights. 

First, we speak with Karyl Feliciano, a Fred Meyer employee, and Jenny Reed, United Food and Commercial Worker (UFCW) union business representative, on large-scale contract negotiations with multiple employers, including Safeway, Albertsons, and Fred Meyer.  The Hillsboro Fred Meyer recently called the cops on Jenny Reed and two other union representatives just for talking to union members at the grocery store.

Then, we speak with Bryan Mercer and Sean Jin of the Media Mobilizing Project to take a look at the severe anti-union spin of news coverage of the transit strike in Philadelphia that ended today. 

But, it's not all discouraging news today.  We'll close with a little good news for workers in the airline industry.


 

 

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Human Rights in Colombia

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Sat, 11/07/2009

An interview with Anggie Tamayo at the Galería de la Memoria in Cali, November 7th, 2009

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Bob Bussel remembers the J.P. Stevens boycott

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Mon, 10/26/2009

Thirty years ago, labor historian Bob Bussel worked on the organizing drive at J.P. Stevens, a violently anti-union Southern textile manufacturer--a campaign the inspired the movie Norma Rae. Besides giving actress Sally Field a career-defining role, the J.P Stevens drive gave rise to the "corporate campaign" strategy which became a standard weapon in the union arsenal. Bob Bussel talks with Peter Shapiro about the continuing significance of the J.P. Stevens drive and shares memories of the late Crystal Lee Sutton, who was the prototype for Sally Field's character.

  • Length: 30:09 minutes (27.6 MB)
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Labor Radio May 31 2010

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Mon, 10/19/2009

October 19th Labor Radio Show, hosted by Lane Poncy and Tim Flanagan

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Labor and the Future of Journalism

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Wed, 10/14/2009

Truthout's union recognition statement is signed by Newspaper Guild Representative Mike Burrell. (Photo: Caleb Jacobo, Truthout)As layoffs and downsizing continue at many newspapers, more people turn to the Internet to get their news. What is the future of the labor movement in the online news industry, where many journalists work from home and have never met their co-workers in person?  On August 27th, progressive news source Truthout.org made history as the first online-only news site to form a union. We speak with Maya Schenwar, Executive Director and Matt Renner, Development Director, about how they won a union at their workplace.

  • Length: 20:14 minutes (8.11 MB)
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Interview with Mark Dudzik

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Mon, 09/28/2009

Mark Dudzik, national coordinator of the Labor Campaign for Single Payer Health Care, talks with Peter Shapiro about the unanimous vote of the AFL-CIO National Convention on September 15 to endorse single payer, and the implications for the struggle for real health care reform.

  • Length: 30:14 minutes (27.67 MB)
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Class struggle in Portland: City employees battle layoffs, musicians call for a living wage

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Mon, 09/14/2009

Tonight’s show features two stories close to home that affect the livelihoods of many Portlanders.

"How could you cut a Bureau in half?" Massive job cuts at the City of Portland

Maybe you or someone you know works for the City of Portland, or works in an industry like construction that depends on city permitting, or maybe you’re a tenant who’s ever called the city to report housing code violations when your landlord won’t make needed repairs.  All those functions are threatened as the City prepares to lay off half the staff of the Bureau of Development Services.  Our guest is Carol Justice, longtime City employee and member of AFSCME 189, working together with other unions to fight the cuts.  "This is a class war," she tells KBOO. "This is the middle class fighting to keep just what they have -- we're not even asking for more."  Reach her at carol.justice@comcast.net

 "This is my day job:" Fair Trade Music campaign

Despite the high profile of Portland’s music scene, professional musicians struggle to make ends meet in our town, on fees that often work out to even less than minimum wage.  Our guests -- musicians Sean Hudson, Graham Smith-White, and Jennifer Woodall, and publicist Matt Kalinowski -- are among those banding together with AFM 99 to ask venues and fans to support what they’re calling fair trade music.  

A RADICAL VISION FOR LABOR

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Mon, 09/07/2009

 Host Jamie Partridge interviews labor photojournalist David Bacon, a veteran union organizer, whose latest book is "Illegal People: How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants".  Bacon argues that the key to building power for working people are the struggles for equality, inclusion and international solidarity.

LABOR DAY SPECIAL: Decades of Struggle on the Waterfront

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Mon, 09/07/2009

Host Peter Shapiro interviews legendary longshore activist, Leo Robinson of Oakland, California, a founder of the African American Longshore Coalition and Vice President of the internationally admired  ILWU local 10, about changes on the waterfront from the 1960s to the 1990s.

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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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