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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
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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
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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
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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.

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The Black Struggle in the Building Trades

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 03/22/2009

An interview with Donna Hammond, a long time leader of the African American Caucus of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) local 48.  With host Jamie Partridge, Sister Hammond traces the struggle of Blacks in Portland to get in and stay in the building and construction trade unions and discusses the prospects for breaking through racial barriers in the age of Obama

Ben Cannon on the budget

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Labor Radio
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Wed, 03/18/2009

   Kevin Card speaks with Oregon State Legislator Ben Cannon on the budget crisis

 

Flight attendants organize at the world's new largest airline; immigrants organize for dignity and respect in Columbia County

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Labor Radio
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Wed, 03/11/2009

What kind of election counts every non-vote as a "No" vote?  A union election for airline or railroad workers under the Railway Labor Act.   As Delta and Northwest merge to form the world's largest airline, a combined unit of twenty-one thousand flight attendants find their chance at union representation hangs upon a wildly skewed process overseen by a little-known board.  Simone Cerasa, the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut State Chair of the Delta Association of Flight Attendants, CWA, joined us to lay out some key issues and challenges of organizing under the RLA, and how a new appointment by President Obama to the National Mediation Board could make all the difference.

Also in this show, Yesenia Sanchez, President of the new organization Latinos Unidos por un Futuro Mejor, joined us to talk about Columbia County community members rising up to build a network of dignity and respect in the wake of an anti-worker, anti-immigrant ballot measure passed in November.

Tom Leedham on Single Payer

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 02/22/2009

Peter Shapiro interviews Tom Leedham, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 206 and Jobs with Justice activist, on the union stake in single payer health care reform.

Economic Crisis as a Response to Class Struggle

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Labor Radio
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Tue, 02/10/2009

Radical scholars of political economy George Caffentzis & Silvia Federici of the Midnight Notes Collective join us live in-studio.  How are the economic crisis and bailouts a response to class struggle?  What does capital hope to achieve with this crisis?  How does the crisis hit people doing care work?  What kinds of resistance will be most effective now? Thirty vital minutes!

 

Education workers - PSU profs face their toughest bargaining ever, and tenement museum guides organize a union

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 01/11/2009

Gary Brodowicz, Past President, and Michele Gamburd, Vice President for Collective Bargaining, Portland State University Chapter, American Association of University Professors

Hildegard Hoeller, part-time guide, Lower East Side Tenement Museum, organizing with UAW 2110

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 01/04/2009

Join host Bill Zimmerman as he discusses the AUTO BAILOUT with MARK BRENNER Director of LaborNotes. Do auto workers make $70 per hour?

Oak Harbor Freight Lines strike, and Nelson Lichtenstein on bank bailouts and UE sit-in

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 12/07/2008

Jeff Tyrrel, member of Teamsters Local 81 and striking dockworker of Oak Harbor Freight Lines

Nelson Lichtenstein, Professor of History, University of California, Santa Barbara (excerpt from Jenka Soderberg's interview)

And songs from the Seattle Labor Chorus's new CD, Ring It In! Songs of Peace and Justice for the Holiday Season

Workers' Resistance to Occupation and Empire

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 11/09/2008

An interview with Jana K. Lipman, Author, Guantanamo: A Working-Class History Between Empire and Revolution.   Guantánamo has become a symbol of what has gone wrong in the War on Terror. Yet Guantánamo is more than a U.S. naval base and prison in Cuba, it is a town, and our military occupation there has required more than soldiers and sailors--it has required workers. This revealing history of the women and men who worked on the U.S. naval base in Guantánamo Bay tells the story of U.S.-Cuban relations from a new perspective, and at the same time, shows how neocolonialism, empire, and revolution transformed the lives of everyday people.  This also includes an interview with Michael Eisenscher, National Coordinator, U.S. Labor Against the War

Economic policy and working people: Financial crisis and free trade agreements

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 10/12/2008

Arthur Stamoulis, Director, Oregon Fair Trade Campaign

Barbara Dudley, Professor of Political Science, Portland State University

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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