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Host schedule:

1st Mondays Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
2nd Mondays Megan Hise and Meredith Reese
3rd Mondays Young Emerging Labor Leaders
4th Mondays John Walsh and Jamie Partridge
5th Mondays Lane Poncy and Tim Flanagan

Episode Archive

Fair Wage Policy & Sanctuary for Day Laborer

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 10/27/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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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

Labor Radio on 10/13/14

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 10/13/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 09/29/14

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 09/29/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Climate March and Trans Pacific Partnership

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 09/22/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Climate March and Trans Pacific Partnership

Portland’s People’s Climate March, takes place this Sunday in solidarity with the massive mobilization in New York City.  Co-host Jamie Partridge interviews members of the labor contingent.  In the second half of the show, Elizabeth Swager, director of the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign, talks with co-host John Walsh about the dangers of “smart tracking” the free-trade deal, the Trans Pacific Partnership.

Labor Radio on 09/15/14

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 09/15/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 09/08/14

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 09/08/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Labor Radio on 09/01/14

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 09/01/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Discussions On Working Class Issues

Unions fight for Climate Jobs and Fifteen Now

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Labor Radio
Air date: 
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

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Longview Longshore Showdown Near

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 01/23/2012

Longshore workers in Longview, Washington are fighting an historic battle to save their union, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) local 21.  EGT, a huge multinational grain trading corporation, is trying to load the first ship at their new high tech terminal with non-ILWU scab labor.  Host Jamie Partridge interviews OCCUPY Portland spokesperson, Kari Koch, about the massive caravan now being organized in response to the call from local 21 for solidarity. 

  • Length: 6:29 minutes (8.91 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Extrajudicial Executions in Colombia

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 01/23/2012

Participants in the Movement of Victims of Crimes of the State describe extrajudicial executions, also known as "false positives," in which the US-funded Colombian armed forces murdered civilians - often young men looking for work - in order to present their bodies as evidence of military success in the internal armed conflict.  One of the speakers lost her brother, another her son, to such killings.

Union-busting at the Fund for Public Interest, and the inner workings of the Red & Black Cafe collective

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 01/09/2012

Kris Humbird and his coworkers at the Fund for the Public Interest call center -- which raises funds for OSPIRG and Environment Oregon -- formed a union with CWA Local 7901 this past October. Kris joined us in studio to talk about the job he loves, the trouble with fundraising quotas, and the ugly union-busting side of these beloved  progressive organizations.

If Kris and his coworkers are taking one step towards a voice in their workplace, John Langley and his coworkers at the Red and Black Cafe have taken it a step farther: They own and run the restaurant themselves, as a worker-owned cooperative. John joined us by phone to talk about life without a boss.

How GM Kicks Occupationally Disabled Workers to the Curb in Colombia

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 12/26/2011

GM assembly workers in Colombia suffer occupational disabilities resulting from outdated equipment and production methods, then the company forces them out of their jobs.  The workers and their families fight back by occupying a spot right across the street from the US embassy.  In November they spoke with a Witness for Peace delegation about their struggle for justice.

  • Length: 12:37 minutes (11.55 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

OCCUPY THE POST OFFICE D19

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 12/26/2011

The Postmaster General has announced the imminent closure of 41 rural post offices in Oregon.  The PMG claims the postal service must shrink due to its financial crisis, but he is restricted by law from closing post offices for "economic reasons".  The Rural Organizing Project has stepped up to fight back.  KBOO labor reporter Jamie Partridge was in front of the Scappoose Post Office on December 19th, the day ROP organized to OCCUPY THE POST OFFICE.

  • Length: 8:22 minutes (11.49 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Labor Strife at OSPIRG

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Labor Radio
program date: 
Thu, 12/15/2011

Two progressive advocacy groups, OSPIRG, the Oregon State Public Interest Research Group, and Environment Oregon, are experiencing labor strife. Today, outside the call center for the Fund for the Public Interest, at the Portland Telephone Outreach Project, where telephone workers fundraise for these two groups, union activists staged an informational picket. KBOO labor reporter Jamie Partridge has the story.
 

  • Length: 3:05 minutes (4.24 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Colombian Port Workers Describe How They Live and Work

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 12/12/2011

The Unión Portuaria, the Colombian union of port workers, takes members of a Witness for Peace delegation on a tour of the modern Pacific coast port of Buenaventura, and then of the impoverished barrio in which the workers live.

  • Length: 13:54 minutes (12.72 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Longshore Workers in the Fight, from Longview, Washington to Buenaventura, Colombia

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 12/12/2011

http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/tdn.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/f/70/f70ad0dc-eb14-11e0-b571-001cc4c002e0/4e85388a8ee5b.preview-300.jpgTonight's show features the current struggles of workers in two ports.  First we speak with Dan Coffman, President of ILWU Local 21, about the Longview workers' courageous fight against the transnational corporation EGT, and how their community has mobilized and braved police brutality to stand up for good local jobs.  Then we hear John Walsh's interview with longshore workers of Unión Portuaria in Buenaventura, Colombia, talking about the conditions in which they live and work, and their own workplace struggles.

Photo: via ILWU, http://www.longshoreshippingnews.com/2011/10/hundreds-gather-to-show-union-support/

 

Take Back the Capitol with Kimberly Bacon

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Labor Radio
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Wed, 12/07/2011
Fifty Oregonians joined thousands of activists from across the country to Take Back the Capitol this week in a campaign sponsored by the OCCUPY movement, Jobs with Justice, and the Service Employees International Union. Under the banner of "Good Jobs, Not Cuts. Extend Unemployment Benefits" the local contingent was organized by We Are Oregon, Oregon Action, and SEIU locals 49 and 503. KBOO reporter Jamie Partridge was in Washington DC Tuesday and has a word with one of the unemployed workers in the Portland contingent, Kimberly Bacon.
  • Length: 4:36 minutes (6.31 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Black Women in the Trades

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 11/28/2011

Fewer Black women are entering and staying in the building and construction trades than in the 1970s.  Portland State University Professor Roberta Hunte provides insights into institutional barriers and survival strategies for our sisters of color.  Jamie Partridge co-hosts.                     

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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