Labor

SEIU 503 leadership debriefs contract negotiations

Airs at: Tue, 10/15/2019 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  In late September, more than 4,000 university workers were prepared to strike. Now, as they prepare to vote to approve the Service Employees International Union or SEIU 503's new contract with public universities in Oregon, KBOO's Claire Rischiotto and Lesley McLam sit d... Read more

Burgerville union pickets for new contract

Airs at: Mon, 10/14/2019 at 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News
  Burgerville workers gathered outside the Montavilla Burgerville location on October 11, to protest a stalemate in their contract negotiations with the corporation. The Union said that if no deal can be reached by October 18, they intend to strike. KBOO’s SJ Oxendyne wa... Read more

Chicago Teachers Union Prepares to Strike Again!

Airs at: Mon, 10/14/2019 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Join us in a conversation with CTU rank-and-file teachers Andrea Parker and Jim Staros as we discuss the organizing, contract campaign and build-up to a strike that could happen as early as October 17. Read more

Capitalism's Triumph: Labor Rights Violated in Every Country On Earth

Airs at: Mon, 10/07/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Tom Becker shares an article in CounterPunch by Pete Dolack, "Capitalism's Triumph: Labor Rights Violated in Every Country On Earth". Pete Dolack writes the Systemic Disorder blog and has been active with Amnesty International, Trade Justice New York Metro, the National Peo... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for October 7, 2019

Airs at: Mon, 10/07/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Today on the Old Mole, hosted by Tom Becker: Peace Process Falters in Colombia: Bill Resnick speaks with Alex Diamond about the modern history of Colombia and the recent peace accords. Don't Skip Out On Me: Larry Bowlden reviews the novel by Willy Vlautin. They Live: Joe C... Read more

Union 5

Airs at: Mon, 09/30/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Joe Clement inagurates a hopefully recurring segment titled "Union Five". This segment features news about: UFCW and Fred Meyer's (owned by Kroger) threatening to strike and reaching a tenative agreement (Joe talked with a UFCW rep on 9/23) Kaiser workers threatening to ... Read more

Gender Pay Gap at Fred Meyers

Airs at: Mon, 09/23/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Joe Clement talks with Kelley McAllister, Communications Director of UFCW 555, about the labor struggle at Fred Meyers. They consider how Fred Meyers has gotten away with paying women over three dollars an hour less than men, and what the union is trying to do about it. Thi... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for September 23, 2019

Airs at: Mon, 09/23/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Clayton Morgareidge hosts this show about the power of the people: mass action to deal with climate change, and workers’ action for fair wages. Slow Motion Commotion will be happening this Friday, Sept. 27 at Portland’s City Hall to holding the City Accountable for its ro... Read more

Oregon Labor Leaders Speak

Airs at: Mon, 09/23/2019 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Host Jamie Partridge interviews a multitude of Oregon labor leaders at the Sept. 20-22 Oregon AFL-CIO convention.  What's exciting? What's challenging?  What are our next steps? Hear over a dozen responses  Read more

Support for County On-Call and Temp Workers

Airs at: Mon, 09/09/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Old Mole, library employee, and union member Joe Clement explains the ongoing struggle between  Multnomah County and temp and on-call workers who wish to join the union. You can support these workers by going to the County Board meeting at the Multnomah County Building, 501... Read more