Labor

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Starbucks Workers Strike

Airs at: Mon, 06/27/2022 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Isabelle Loverich and Quentin Kanta, lead organizers with Starbucks Workers United, discuss the wave of barista organizing (12 shops in the Portland area, so far) and the one-day strike at two shops in response to management's union-busting tactics. Read more

Classic Labor Songs

Airs at: Mon, 05/23/2022 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
In a departure from the usual interview format, host Jamie Partridge plays classic labor songs from the 20th century, including Talking Union (Almanac Singers), Joe Hill (Paul Robeson), Bread and Roses (Bobbie McGee), We Shall Not Be Moved (Joe Glazer), Which Side Are You O... Read more

Organizing collective power for public good Part 2

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
    Organizing collective power for public good part 2. Joe Clement continues their conversation with Emily Drabinski,President-elect of the American Library Association, discussing how libraries can be part of organizing collective power for public good. Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour May 16th 2022

Airs at: Mon, 05/16/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Sharon Grant hosts this episode of the Old Mole Russia’s disastrous invasion of Ukraine. Can the U.S. retain domination of the world economy, its trade structures, its financial system, its money flows, its politics, and what sustains all of it, military domination too... Read more

Sami Al-Abdrabbuh Interview

Produced for Between Us
Sami Al-Abdrabbuh is a democratic candidate for Oregon's 4th US House district.  He talked with Don Merrill about how, as an engineer, he will bring more critical thinking to legislation, why public school has a responsibility to teach all children common values of respect ... Read more

Brent Barker Interview

Produced for Between Us
Brent Barker is a non partisan candidate running for BOLI commissioner.  He talked with Don Merrill about how to get labor and business, two entities who often want opposite things, to work toward the same goals, how he'll help improve Oregon's dismal college graduation rat... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 25, 2022

Airs at: Mon, 04/25/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Norm Diamond hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: The Battle for a Clean Portland Harbor: Local struggles for climate justice are today probably the fastest growing and most dynamic parts of this country's environmental movement. Ri... Read more

Smelter Wars, Part One

Airs at: Mon, 04/25/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
For our regular segment Another World Is Possible, Norm Diamond talks with Ron Verzuh, author of the just released book, Smelter Wars. The smelter in question is just across the Canadian border along the Columbia River, and the book covers the history of worker organizing t... Read more

El Golpe (The Hit)

Airs at: Mon, 04/25/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Divide-and-conquer – it’s a tactic used by big corporations all the time to keep working people from uniting for economic and social justice. But some union workers see through it. Writer and photographer Matt Witt reviews a new book called El Golpe by Rob McKenzie that tel... Read more

PCC Faculty Reformers Contest for Union Leadership

Airs at: Mon, 04/25/2022 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Laura Wadlin, Hollie Oakes-Miller and Ben Cushing, candidates for union office in the Portland Community College Federation of Faculty and Academic Professionals, discuss their vision of a more militant and member-driven union. Read more