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

Racist Police Violence, Low Wages, and Walmart Strikers

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Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 12/22/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Don't Shoot, Poverty and Chilean Walmart strikers
Teresa Raiford, leader of Don't Shoot PDX and an advocate of 15 NOW, talks with host Jamie Partridge about a recent confrontation with Portland police and the Mayor, tying together the struggle against gang warfare and poverty with the fight against racist police violence. In the second half of the show, Kelly Bauer of the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee speaks with host John Walsh on the phone from Chile about a recent strike of ten thousand Walmart workers in that country.

Labor Radio on 12/15/14

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 12/15/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class

New and Experienced, Fresh Voices for Low Wage Workers

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Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 12/08/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Introducing our Second Monday Hosts
Anne McDonnell, low wage worker, Zoolidarity union activist, 15 NOW pdx leader and Fernando Gapasin, retired union organizer, author and chair of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance of Oregon, take their first turn at hosting Labor Radio's Second Monday show.  Get to know these dedicated working class fighters.

Labor Radio on 12/01/14

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Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 12/01/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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A program by and for working people

Latino Dairy and Dock Workers struggle for respect

Program: 
Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 11/24/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Latino Dairy and Dock Workers struggle for respect
The United Farm Workers are organizing dairy workers associated with Darigold in Washington state.  Jamie Partridge interviews UFW organizer Indira Trejo and Luis, a dairy worker, about their struggles for safe, dignified and healthy working conditions. 

In the second half of the show, John Walsh interviews Jhon Jairo Castro, president of the Buenaventura, Colombia chapter of the Unión Portuaria, the dockworkers’ union.  Buenaventura is Colombia’s biggest port and ground zero of the contradictions of free trade, where wealth both commercial and illicit flows through an impoverished and violence-stricken city with a predominantly Afro-Colombian population. 

Coalition of Black Trade Unionist Labor Radio Segment on 11/17/14

Program: 
Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 11/17/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Labor support for Ban the Box: Guest: Midge Purcell, PDX Urban League and Ken Allen Oregon AFSCME

Coalition of Black Trade Unionist Labor Radio Segment on 11/10/14

Program: 
Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 11/10/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Labor support for Ban the Box: Guest: Midge Purcell, PDX Urban League and Ken Allen Oregon AFSCME

Coalition of Black Trade Unionist Labor Radio Segment on 11/03/14

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Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 11/03/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Labor support for Ban the Box: Guest: Midge Purcell, PDX Urban League and Ken Allen Oregon AFSCME

Fair Wage Policy & Sanctuary for Day Laborer

Program: 
Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 10/27/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Short Description: 
Fair Wage Policy & Sanctuary for Day Laborer
The first half of this weeks show features excerpts from a community hearing on the City of Portland Fair Wage Policy, which drew over a hundred low-wage workers and their allies, who testified before representatives of Mayor Hales and Commissioner Saltman.  Janitors, security guards, parking attendants, civic stadium and others who work for companies that contract with the City are fighting for a fifteen dollar fair wage.  In the second half of the show, we hear excerpts from a rally outside the US Citizenship and Immigration Service office in support of Francisco Aguirre, a day labor organizer facing deportation, who has taken refuge in the sanctuary of Augustana Church.

Labor Radio on 10/20/14

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 10/20/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Audio

Bus Riders Unite

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Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 05/14/2012

Khahn Pham and Jared Franz from OPAL / Bus Riders Unite speak about the transit systems proposed cuts, OPALs alternatives that put riders first and unity with transit workers.

  • Title: Bus Riders Unite
  • Length: 22:26 minutes (15.4 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 22kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

Postal Fightback Stirs

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Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 05/07/2012

The Postmaster General threatens to close half the sorting facilities, thousands of post offices, end Saturday and door-to-door delivery and eliminate hundreds of thousands of living wage union jobs. Letter carrier unionist, Jamie Partridge, reports on a growing rank-and-file and community network, Communities and Postal Workers United , launched at this weekend’s Labor Notes conference in Chicago.

  • Length: 19:31 minutes (26.81 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

On the Picket Line with Gresham Teachers

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Labor Radio
program date: 
Wed, 04/25/2012

With Gresham teachers on Wednesday, April 25th, KBOO labor reporter Jamie Partridge interviews picket captains, rank & file union members, community and student supporters as well as capturing the announcement of a tentative agreement after only hours on strike.

  • Length: 27:53 minutes (38.29 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Strike! East County Teachers

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Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 04/23/2012

1,300 school teachers, represented by the Oregon Education Association (OEA) in the Parkrose, Gresham-Barlow and Reynolds school districts, may go on strike, some as early as this Wednesday, if their school boards continue down their current path -- the implementation of severe attacks on teachers’ benefits and working conditions. Host Jamie Partridge brings us an excerpt from a teachers March 20th rally at Gresham High Gym.

  • Length: 12:32 minutes (17.21 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Insecure Communities, May Day, !Ya Basta!

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Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 04/09/2012

http://causaoregon.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/PoliceIceInsecurecommunities-243x300.jpgSuppose you had to quiz your children: "What's your plan if I don't come home today?" On tonight's show we talk with CAUSA organizer Aeryca Steinbauer about the local impact of ICE policy and how deportations are hurting families in Portland. Learn more and find out what you can do at Insecure Communities: A Community Forum on Ending Unjust Deportations, a free event at 7 pm this Friday, April 13th, at the First Unitarian Church downtown at 1011 SW 13th. CAUSA is part of a network called ACT for Justice and Dignity.

In the second half of the show we talk with Kari Koch of Portland Liberation Organizing Council about organizing for this year's May Day, including a planned building liberation.

The show also features the song !Ya Basta! by Evan Greer, who is doing three shows in town this weekend with Bonfire Madigan on the Tiny Fists Tour: Saturday 4/14 at 7:30 pm at PSU Food for Thought Cafe, Sunday 4/15 at 7 pm at Reed College's Student Union, and Monday 4/16 at 7 pm at the Red & Black Cafe. Full details here.

  • Length: 27:54 minutes (19.16 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 22kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

Fighting Corporate Impunity in the Global Economy: Dan Kovalik of the USW

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Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 04/02/2012

Dan Kovalik of the United Steelworkers talks about holding corporations accountable in US courts for labor and human rights abuses in other countries.  Dan has been counsel to plaintiffs in cases against The Coca-Cola Company, Drummond, and Occidental Petroleum for alleged abuses including torture and murder in Colombia.

  • Length: 26:36 minutes (24.35 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

East County Teachers May Strike (short version)

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Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 03/26/2012

   1,300 school teachers, represented by the Oregon Education Association (OEA) in the Parkrose, Gresham-Barlow and Reynolds school districts, may strike in the next month if their school boards continue down their current path toward implementation of severe attacks on teachers’ benefits and working conditions. Host Jamie Partridge talks with some of the hundreds of teachers attending a March 20th rally at Gresham High Gym.
   At the end of the show, Partridge pays tribute to recently deceased labor songwriter and longshore (ILWU) union member, Harry Stamper of Coos Bay.

  • Length: 28:08 minutes (38.63 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

East County Teachers May Strike

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Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 03/26/2012

 

1,300 school teachers, represented by the Oregon Education Association (OEA) in the Parkrose, Gresham-Barlow and Reynolds school districts, may strike in the next month if their school boards continue down their current path toward implementation of severe attacks on teachers’ benefits and working conditions. Host Jamie Partridge talks with some of the hundreds of teachers attending a March 20th rally at Gresham High Gym.

 

WORKERS DEMOCRACY IN VENEZUELA

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 03/19/2012

Since 1999 and the election of Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan workers have been creating a participatory democracy which they call “Socialism for the 21st Century”. Host Jamie Partridge interviews former Portland organizer Patrick Leet, who has spent the past five years in the midst of this “Bolivarian Revolution.” Leet covers a range of topics, from the Venezuelan labor movement, education system, the media, and housing law to the Latin American common market and neoliberal economics.

  • Length: 27:22 minutes (37.59 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

The Mother of All Strikes: Botswana 2011

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Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 03/12/2012
 http://gabzfmnews.wordpress.com/2011/04/18/botswana-is-bracing-itself-for-the-biggest-public-service-strike-in-history/You probably didn't read about it in the paper, but last spring, more than 90,000 public employees in Botswana walked out on a record-breaking two month strike. Pnina Werbner, professor emerita of social anthropology at Keele University in the UK, was there, and she joined us in the studio to talk about it. She is working on a book on the Manual Workers Union and other public sector unions in Botswana, and she visited Portland to give a talk at Reed College entitled "The Mother of All Strikes: Popular Protest Culture and Vernacular Cosmopolitanism in the Botswana Public Service Unions' Strike, 2011." She came into the KBOO studio to talk with host Al Bradbury about how the workers employed playful songs and other creative tactics to sustain their unity over the period, how they related their struggle to the anti-authoritarian and anti-austerity popular uprisings in many countries that year, and the political and social impacts of the strike.

Image source: http://gabzfmnews.wordpress.com/2011/04/18/botswana-is-bracing-itself-for-the-biggest-public-service-strike-in-history/

 

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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