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 02/08/16

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 02/08/2016 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

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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photo credit: AP/Rick Bowmer

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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Jefferson HS students walkout for their teachers (raw audio)

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Labor Radio
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Fri, 01/10/2014
Jefferson High School students walked out Friday to support Portland teachers in their bitter contract struggle with the Portland school district.  Emphasizing class size and workload, prep time and individual instruction, the students called for the Schools Portland Students Demand, saying that their teachers working conditions are students learning conditions.  Organized by the Jefferson Student Union, the activists also emphasized demands specifc to their school, Oregon's only majority African American high school, which they said had been labeled a "failure" and disrespected in the news media.  They also criticized the school district for "racist school closures" in majority Black and Brown schools in the Jefferson cluster.  This raw audio was recorded by KBOO labor reporter, Jamie Partridge.

Machinist reformer runs for international president

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 12/23/2013
Jay Cronk, former national staffer for the machinist union (IAM), is campaigning to unseat international president, Tom Buffenbarger on a platform of union democracy.  Labor Radio reporter Jamie Partridge caught up with Cronk just prior to his arrival in Seattle, where IAM District 751 (Boeing) members had just resoundingly voted down a contract that was recommended by Buffenbarger.

  • Length: 18:06 minutes (16.57 MB)
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Students Speak Out: the Portland Student Union and the Struggle to Save our Schools

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Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 11/11/2013

Hear from student organizers with Portland Student Union building power for the schools they deserve.

CHECK OUT:
http://www.facebook.com/PortlandStudentUnion

Other resources on the current contract and community support:
http://www.pdxteachers.org
http://www.facebook.com/PortlandTeachersandParentsTogether
http://www.teachersandparentstogether.com/

MAQUILA WORKERS IN NICARAGUA TRY TO FORM UNIONS

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 09/23/2013

A MAQUILA WORKER IN NICARAGUA DESCRIBES THE FIGHT TO FORM A UNION. AS FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS HAVE PROLIFERATED, MAQUILAS - PLANTS USED BY TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATIONS IN ORDER TO PAY LESS IN WAGES TO WORKERS AND TAXES TO GOVERNMENTS - HAVE SPREAD ACROSS LATIN AMERICA, BRINGING AN ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR THE LARGELY FEMALE WORKFORCE THAT COMES WITH PERSONAL AND SOCIAL COSTS.

  • Length: 13:43 minutes (12.55 MB)
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City Workers Rally Against Privatization (raw audio)

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 08/26/2013

City Workers rallied on August 14th against privatization and for a fair union contract.  The District Council of Trade Unions, representing laborers, office workers, electricians, painters, operating engineers, plumbers, and machinists, turned out several hundred members and allies to send a message to City Hall.  Recorded by Jamie Partridge

  • Length: 20:37 minutes (28.32 MB)
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Labor Radio on 8/26/13

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 08/26/2013

We feature interviews from the city of Portland workers' solidarity rally on August 14, 2013 and we discuss the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. 

More resources:

NW Labor Press article on outsourcing at the City of Portland

Book review of the March on Washington by William P. Jones

Colombia strike article on Common Dreams

 

 

  • Length: 27:16 minutes (24.96 MB)
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ASOTRECOL Hits Two Year Mark in Their Huelga; Injured Colombian GM Workers Fight for Justice

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 08/05/2013

At the beginning of August the Colombian autoworkers organized as ASOTRECOL, hurt on the job and then illegally kicked to the curb by General Motors, passed the two year mark in their continuous tent occupation in front of the US embassy in Bogotá. We called UAW retiree Frank Hammer, with them now, for a live update on what’s happening with the struggle in Colombia and solidarity in North America.

For more background, see http://asotrecol.com/ ; to donate in support of ASOTRECOL workers and families, go to http://www.youcaring.com/help-a-neighbor/feed-the-struggle/67614 ; to watch an excellent documentary in Spanish, click on http://youtu.be/xbj7Vl8Sbv8

 

Longshore pensioner protest

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 07/08/2013

KBOO labor reporter Jamie Partridge on the scene at a protest of over a hundred longshore workers, pensioners, family members and community supporters assembled outside and inside Pacific Maritime Association headquarters

  • Length: 14:59 minutes (20.57 MB)
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US Policy's Role in Fostering Violence in Honduras; el Papel de EEUU en la Violencia Hondureña

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 06/24/2013

A GROUP OF US SENATORS HAVE WRITTEN THE STATE DEPARTMENT A LETTER CHALLENGING POLICIES ABETTING VIOLENCE AND IMPUNITY IN HONDURAS. JESUIT PRIEST PADRE MELO OF RADIO PROGRESO, HONDURAS, VISITED PORTLAND IN APRIL AND SPOKE ABOUT THAT VERY SUBJECT. HIS REMARKS WERE TRANSLATED BY LUCY EDWARDS OF THE HONDURAS ACCOMPANIMENT PROJECT.

UN GRUPO DE SENADORES ESTADOUNIDENSES HAN ESCRITO UNA CARTA AL DEPARTAMENTO DE ESTADO DENUNCIANDO POLÍTICAS APOYANDO VIOLENCIA E IMPUNIDAD EN HONDURAS. EL JESUITA PADRE MELO DE LA RADIO PROGRESO, HONDURAS, VISITÓ A PORTLAND EN ABRIL Y HABLÓ SOBRE PRECISAMENTE ESO. TRADUCCIÓN POR LUCY EDWARDS DE PROAH.

http://radioprogresohn.com/contentrp/

http://radioprogresohonduras.blogspot.com/

  • Length: 25:41 minutes (23.51 MB)
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END THE LOCKOUT! Longshore community solidarity rally

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 06/24/2013

Lataya Dailey, organizer of Monday's community rally in solidarity with ILWU 8 & 4 against the lockout by Columbia Grain and United Grain, speaks with KBOO labor reporter, Jamie Partridge.  She also speaks to the crowd of a couple dozen supporters outside the office of Columbia Grain in the Wells Fargo building downtown Portland.

  • Length: 10:41 minutes (14.68 MB)
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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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