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

Housing Crisis & Steelworkers Lockout

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Labor Radio
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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.

Labor Radio on 11/16/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 11/16/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Labor Radio on 11/09/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 11/09/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Labor Radio on 11/02/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 11/02/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Fighting Back Against Two-Tier Wages: the Autoworkers' Chrysler Contract

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 10/26/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Fighting Back Against Two-Tier Wages: the Autoworkers' Chrysler Contract
MEMBERS OF THE UAW AT CHRYSLER VOTED DOWN THE FIRST CONTRACT OFFERED THEM AND SENT THE UNION LEADERSHIP BACK TO THE BARGAINING TABLE WITH A MESSAGE TO END TWO-TIER WAGES. LAST WEEK MEMBERS RATIFIED A REVISED NEW CONTRACT. WHAT CHANGED? WHAT DID THE RANK AND FILE WIN, HOW DID THEY DO IT, AND WHAT FIGHTS CONTINUE? LABOR RADIO TALKS LIVE WITH CHRYSLER WORKER MARTHA GREVATT IN MICHIGAN TO GET THE SHOP FLOOR PERSPECTIVE.

Labor Radio on 10/19/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 10/19/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Labor Radio on 10/12/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 10/12/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

A Future for Workers: A Contribution from Black Labor

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 10/05/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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A discussion with Dr. Loretta Johnson, regarding the educational needs of global capitalism.
The guest for the Coalition of Black Trade Unionist segment of Labor Radio is Dr. Loretta Johnson, the Secretary-Treasurer of the American Federation of Teachers and a contributor to a recent publication "A Future for Workers: A Contribution from Black Labor". The publication offers a perspective speaking in the voice of nearly 2.1 million Black Americans in labor unions. Dr. Johnson will discuss an educational element of the publication to include the importance of wrap around educational services and the changing educational needs of global capitalism.

Labor Radio on 09/28/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 09/28/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Labor Radio on 09/21/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 09/21/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Audio

Fifteen Now PDX

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 08/25/2014
Justin Norton-Kerston and Shamus Cooke talk about the growing Fifteen Now movement in Portland (15NOWpdx) and the push for a raised minimum wage for City contracted workers, City workers, and a statewide $15 minimum wage ballot measure.  Contact 15NOWpdx.org.
  • Length: 13:52 minutes (12.69 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Grassroots Campaign Workers Organize for Respect

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Labor Radio
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Sat, 08/02/2014
Campaign Workers United are fighting for respect at Grassroots Campaign Incorporated.  GCI, a national for-profit fundraiser in eighteen cities, contracts with progressive organizations to raise money on the street.  All the canvassers at the Portland GCI branch have organized a union, with the assistance of the Industrial Workers of the World, and presented their demands to local management at the  East Burnside GCI office Saturday morning.  KBOO labor reporter Jamie Partridge was on the scene, with canvassers Andrew Lee and Liana Clark.
  • Length: 20:47 minutes (19.03 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

ASOTRECOL on the eve of the 3rd anniversary in the tents: interview with Jorge Parra

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 07/28/2014
August 1st will mark 3 years of occupation in front of the US embassy in Bogotá for ASOTRECOL, the association of injured autoworkers illegally fired by General Motors in Colombia. Jorge Parra, president of ASOTRECOL, spoke with Labor Radio by phone from Bogotá. For more background, see http://www.asotrecol.org/
  • Length: 13:48 minutes (12.64 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

VOZ STANDS UP FOR EVERYONE'S RIGHTS, AND IT COSTS THEM

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 07/28/2014
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, JOINED US IN THE STUDIO TO DISCUSS THAT DECISON, ITS CONSEQUENCES, AND THE SUPPORT VOZ NEEDS NOW. FOR MORE INFO, SEE http://portlandvoz.org/
  • Length: 13:10 minutes (12.05 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Insurgent Brazil greets the World Cup -- a conversation with Eduardo Albergaria

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Labor Radio
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Sat, 06/07/2014
Strikes, protests and occupations greet the arrival of the World Cup in Brazil this week.  In one of the world's most unequal societies, the Workers Party government is spending tens of billions of dollars building world class stadiums, displacing slum dwellers, and ramping up police and the armed forces, preparing for the huge world soccer championship -- while healthcare, education and public transportation suffer cuts.  Eduardo Albergaria, aide to a Congressional minister and activist in the Party of Socialism and Freedom (PSOL), talks with Labor Radio host Jamie Partridge about the opportunities and challenges facing the working class struggle.
  • Length: 29:40 minutes (27.16 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

A solid strike threat wins at PSU -- an interview with educator Jose Padin

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Labor Radio
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Sat, 04/12/2014
Sociology professor and AAUP member-organizer Jose Padin reflects on the strike threat, faculty solidarity and student-community support which won educators a new contract at Portland State University
  • Length: 13:27 minutes (12.31 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Comentarios de Acompañantes de Corteros Colombianos, Chicago, Conferencia de Labor Notes

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Labor Radio
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Fri, 04/04/2014
JUAN PABLO OCHOA Y ALBERTO BEJARANO DE LA CORPORACIÓN HUMANIDAD MAESTRA VIDA PARTICIPARON IN LA CONFERENCIA DE LABOR NOTES EN CHICAGO, ABRIL 4-6, 2014.  ESCUCHA SUS COMENTARIOS EN UN TALLER REFERENTE A LUCHAS LABORALES LATINOAMERICANAS.
  • Length: 15:58 minutes (14.62 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

March1014finalforair

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 03/10/2014
  • Genre: Blues
  • Length: 27:52 minutes (25.52 MB)
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March1014finalforair

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 03/10/2014

Interviews with students and teachers at Portland State University, fighting for a fair contract.

Stand with Teachers for Racial Equity (raw audio)

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 01/27/2014
The Portland Teachers Solidarity Campaign, with the Portland Parent Union and the Portland Student Union, held a press conference prior to the January 21st school board meeting, declaring that support for the Portland Association of Teachers demands for lower class sizes and wrap-around support services, less standardized testing, an end to racist school closures, and resources targeted to low-income schools, all would help create racial equity.  The crowd of a dozen parents, teachers and students called for the board to quit stalling and settle a fair, equitable contract with the teachers.  Recording (raw audio) by Jamie Partridge.

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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