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

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.

Labor Radio on 04/20/15

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 04/20/2015 - 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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Chicago Teachers Solidarity Rally

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Labor Radio
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Thu, 09/20/2012

Full audio of Portland's Solidarity Rally for Chicago Teachers Union, two day after their strike ended.  Speakers include Adam Sanchez, Social Equality Educators; Kirstin Roberts, Chicago Teachers Union; Susan Barrett, Oregon Save Our Schools; Sheila Warren, Portland Parent Union; Heather Conroy of SEIU 503; Gwen Sullivan, Portland Association of Teachers; Bob Tackett, Northwest Oregon Labor Council; Margaret Butler, Portland Jobs with Justice; Richard Schwarz, American Federation of Teachers; Tom Chamberlain, Oregon AFL-CIO; and Richard Sanders, Oregon Education Association.

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)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

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
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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)
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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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