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

Labor Radio on 06/29/15

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Mon, 06/29/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Iron Workers strike for safety, justice and respect

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 06/22/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Iron Workers strike for safety, justice and respect
Ironworkers at Instafab Company, which makes and installs stairs, handrails and other metal building components, have been on an unfair labor practices strike for weeks.  The workers report serious safety and health violations, little safety training, irregular schedules, no breaks, no dry shacks and no drinking water onsite.  Hear Matt Momb and Laramie Lexow tell their story and their struggle for justice and respect.

Labor Radio on 06/15/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 06/15/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Labor Radio on 06/08/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 06/08/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

What's wrong with the TPP?

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 06/01/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussing the Trans Pacific Partnership and the impact on the Black community
Our guest is Terrence (Terry) L. Melvin, President of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionist International.  His  CBTU presidency succeeds William (Bill) Lucy, the iconic labor leader who had held the position since he co-founded CBTU in 1972. Terry is an ordained Baptist Minister and  is no novice to the labor movement, and currently serves as the Secretary-Treasurer of the 2.5 million member New York State AFL-CIO. 

During his tenure  Terry has championed the development of strong ties between labor, religious organizations and community partners CBTU, which is dedicated to addressing the unique concerns of black workers and their communities.  CBTU has  has 50 chapters throughout the nited States and in Canada. 

Coca Cola Workers in Colombia, 20 Year Temps, & Fighting Back Against Fast Track's More of the Same

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 05/25/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Coca Cola Workers in Colombia, 20 Year Temps, & Fighting Back Against Fast Track's More of the Same
DESPITE THE PROMISES OF POLITICIANS SELLING TRADE AGREEMENTS, 90% OF COCA COLA WORKERS IN COLOMBIA ARE STILL MISCLASSIFIED AND MISTREATED AS TEMPORARIES.  DANIEL RUEDA ORGANIZES THEM AND TALKS FROM BOGOTÁ ABOUT THAT STRUGGLE WITH ICONIC LABOR ABUSE.
THEN ROBYN GOTTLIEB OF THE OREGON FAIR TRADE CAMPAIGN GIVES US THE LOWDOWN ON "FAST TRACK," THE PROPOSAL NOW BEFORE CONGRESS THAT WOULD IMPOSE MORE OF THE SAME MULTINATIONAL CORPORATE MODEL ON PEOPLE IN THE U.S. AND AROUND THE WORLD.

Labor Radio on 05/18/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 05/18/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Labor Radio on 05/11/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 05/11/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Labor Radio on 05/04/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 05/04/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

Fight for Fifteen @ PSU plus Update on Postal Struggle

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 04/27/2015 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Fight for Fifteen @ PSU plus Update on Postal Struggle
The Fight for Fifteen has come to Portland State University.  Alyssa Pagan of the PSU Student Union explains the connection between the fight for a fifteen dollar minimum wage, tuition hikes, student debt, cops on campus with guns, and the Black Lives Matter movement.  In the second half of the show, host Jamie Partridge talks with local American Postal Workers Union leader Daniel Cortez about the latest fight against the dismantling and privatization of the US Postal Service.

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Labor Day Special: Portland Restaurant Workers' Association

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Sun, 08/31/2008

Misty Cumbie, Portland Restaurant Workers’ Association

Layoffs of California public employees, Oregon anti-worker ballot measures, labor’s stake in global warming

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Sun, 08/10/2008

Adrienne Suffin, SEIU Local 1000

Scott Moore, Defend Oregon

Barbara Byrd, Secretary-Treasurer, Oregon AFL-CIO

Portland day labor center and WPA labor theater

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 07/13/2008

Romeo Sosa, Executive Director, VOZ Workers’ Rights Education Project

Susan Quinn, Author of Furious Improvisation: How the WPA and a cast of thousands made high art out of desperate times

LGBTQ pride at work, bicycling for worker justice, and immigrant guest workers on hunger strike

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 06/08/2008

LC Hansen, President, National Association of Letter Carriers,
Branch 82

Jeremy Bishop, Executive Director, Pride At Work

Sabrina Gogol, bicyclist, activist, radical, and AFSCME
member

Stephen Boykewich, Media Director, New Orleans Workers’
Center for Racial Justice
 

Freightliner Five, student sit-ins against sweatshops, and day labor worker centers

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 05/11/2008

Franklin Torrence, Allen Bradley, Glenna Swinford, &
Robert Whiteside, Bargaining Committee members, UAW Local 3520 (“the
Freightliner Five”)

Salma Mirza, University of North Carolina, and Prairie
Wolfe, University of Montana, student activists

Nik Theodore, Director of the Center for Urban Economic Development, University of Illinois

Debt crisis, Oaxacan popular movement, and Colombia Free Trade Agreement

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 04/13/2008

Jim Lardner, Co-author, Up to Our Eyeballs: How Shady Lenders and Failed Economic Policies Are Drowning Americans in Debt

Jill Friedberg, Filmmaker, Un Poquito de TantaVerdad (A Little Bit of So Much Truth)

Arthur Stamoulis, Director, Oregon Fair Trade Campaign

 

U.S.-China Worker Solidarity and Portland State University Faculty Labor Struggles

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 03/09/2008

Kent Wong, UCLA Center for Labor Education and Research

Gary Brodowicz and Julia Getchell, Portland State University Chapter, American Association of University Professors

Brooke Jacobson, Portland State University Faculty Association, American Federation of Teachers

Beef Northwest, Cross-Trade Solidarity, and International Solidarity with Workers in Latin America and China

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 02/10/2008

 

Steve Witte, United Farm Workers

Michael B., Carpenters 24/7, and Hilary, IBEW Local 48, Cross-Trade Solidarity

Sean Benjamin, freelance journalist, UNITE HERE Local 2

MLK Day: Sisters of the Road's Civic Action Group and North Carolina Sanitation Worker at the U.S. Social Forum

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 01/20/2008

 

Patrick Nolen and Julio Vasquez, Sisters of the Road Civic Action Group

North Carolina sanitation worker, U.S. Social Forum

Labor Rights as Human Rights

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 12/09/2007

 

Carol Pier, Human Rights Watch senior labor rights and trade researcher

Gay Seidman, University of Wisconsin Professor of Sociology

Julia Perkins, Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Elana Guiney, Political Coordinator, Oregon AFL-CIO

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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