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

Episode Archive

Unions fight for Climate Jobs and Fifteen Now

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Labor Radio
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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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Labor Radio
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Mon, 08/18/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

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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Labor Radio
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Mon, 08/04/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

VOZ STANDS UP FOR EVERYONE'S RIGHTS, AND IT COSTS THEM; ASOTRECOL'S 3RD ANNIVERSARY IN THE TENTS

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Labor Radio
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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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Labor Radio on 07/21/14

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 07/21/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 07/14/14

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 07/14/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 07/07/14

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 07/07/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 06/30/14

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Mon, 06/30/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Zoolidarity and Ban the Box

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Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 06/23/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Zoolidarity and Ban the Box

Food service workers at the Zoo are in their first contract struggle and are demanding $15 an hour, in line with the global campaign to Fight for Fifteen.  Labor Radio host Jamie Partridge talks with Laborers 483 Zoo worker Anne McDonald about Zoolidarity!  In the second part of the show, we hear from Midge Purcell of the Urban League about Ban the Box, a campaign to allow job seekers and renters a fair chance by eliminating the section of applications where one must disclose an incarceration record.

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Disabled Colombian GM Workers Gain Mediation Agreement, Suspend Hunger Strike, Need Justice Now

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 08/27/2012

The occupationally disabled Colombian autoworkers of ASOTRECOL signed a mediation agreement with General Motors and suspended their three week old hunger strike, while continuing their more than year long occupation of the curb across the street from the US embassy in Bogotá.  Labor Radio spoke live by telephone with Jorge Parra, president of ASOTRECOL, about the recent positive steps and about the struggle that lies ahead.

  • Length: 25:38 minutes (23.47 MB)
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Students Strike Back Against Austerity -- in Portland and Quebec

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 08/13/2012

Image from andrewgavinmarshall.comWith total student debt now surpassing even total credit card debt, students and graduates around the world are looking austerity in the face and mobilizing against it. On tonight's show we speak with independent writer and researcher Andrew Gavin Marshall of Montreal, Canada about how the student strike in Quebec ignited a popular uprising in the Maple Spring and where the movement is going next. Read more of his work at andrewgavinmarshall.com. Then we speak with Emily Lehr, Portland State University student and activist, about what debt means for Oregonians today and how students here are organizing to fight back against austerity. Get in touch through their Facebook group, Portland Student Debt Coalition.

  • Length: 26:17 minutes (18.05 MB)
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Housing Justice Hunger Strike

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 07/23/2012

Cameron Whitten, in his 50th day of a hunger strike for housing justice, talks with host Jamie Partridge, just prior to a massive rally in front of City Hall.  At the rally, we hear speakers and interviews with labor union supporters.  

  • Length: 13:20 minutes (18.3 MB)
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Jane Slaughter of Labor Notes Talks About Troublemakers & the Labor Movement

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 07/23/2012

Jane Slaughter, co-founder of Labor Notes, talks about effective troublemaking and the health of the labor movement.

  • Length: 13:00 minutes (11.9 MB)
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Barbara Jensen on Reading Class: On Culture and Classism in America

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 07/16/2012

Barb Jensen is the author of a book about working-class and middle-class cultures, Reading Classes: On Culture and Classism in America. Angela MacWhinnie spoke with her for Labor Radio.

The No Nukes Movement in Japan

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Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 06/25/2012

Journalist and activist Chie Matsumoto talks about the popular movement against the restart of nuclear powerplants in Japan

  • Length: 12:02 minutes (11.02 MB)
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No Oak Grove Walmart and the New Fightback

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 06/25/2012

Walmart has a new siting strategy, and communities are learning how to fight back in new ways.  Bob Marshall of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555 and Tom Civiletti of No Oak Grove Walmart spell it out for us.

  • Length: 11:39 minutes (10.67 MB)
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Stories from Labor Notes Conference 2012

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 06/11/2012

http://labornotes.org/files/images/conf12broch1.jpgTonight's Labor Radio features some wonderful highlights from the closing plenary at the May 2012 Labor Notes Conference in Chicago, bringing together people committed to rank-and-file leadership and militancy in the labor movement. Speakers include:

  • Ken Spatta, a CWA Local 1101 member, Verizon striker and recently-elected leader in the reform slate Rebuild 1101
  • Maricruz Manzanares, a University of California custodian, AFSCME Local 3299 member and recently-elected leader in the reform slate Members First
  • Robert Gagnon, a locked-out Rio Tinto steelworker from Quebec and a leader in Steelworkers Local 9490
  • Michelle Crentsil, an activist in Occupy Wall Street's People of Color Caucus and union organizer

 

 

 

  • Length: 28:22 minutes (19.47 MB)
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Colombian GM Worker Leader Visits Detroit to Seek Solidarity from the UAW

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 05/28/2012

Jorge Parra, president of ASOTRECOL, the Association of Sick Workers and Ex-Workers of GM Colombia, talks with UAW staff at Solidarity House in Detroit.  GM kicked these workers to the curb after they were hurt on the job, and they then occupied the curb - the one across the street from the U.S. embassy in Bogotá - where they have remained continuously since August.

  • Length: 13:15 minutes (12.13 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Day 5 East County teachers strike

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Labor Radio
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Fri, 05/25/2012

Day five of the Reynolds teachers strike was calm compared with earlier in the week.  Teachers rallied for a few hours in the morning and waited for the results of a mediation/ negotiation session.  Despite union agreement to the district's economic demands earlier in the week, the school board continues to insist on dramatic takeaways in working conditions and basic union rights.  Labor reporter Jamie Partridge talks with strike organizer Emily Crumm, a kindergarten teacher at Alder Elementary School.

  • Length: 7:35 minutes (10.42 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

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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