Labor

Wyden's Union Problem

Airs at: Mon, 07/27/2020 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Oregon's multi-millionaire senator Ron Wyden and his wife Nancy Bass-Wyden own the Strand Bookstore, an iconic independent retailer in New York City.  Host Jamie Partridge interviews Melissa Guzy, shop steward at the bookstore, who explains how the Wydens raked in Covid-19 ... Read more

Voodoo Doughnut Workers Union schedules planned action for July 25th

Airs at: Tue, 07/21/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for News In Depth, Evening News
  Samantha Bryce of the Voodoo Doughnut Workers Union sits down with KBOO's Nat Moon to discuss better wages, hazard pay, worker security, and unionizing during a global pandemic. Voodoo Doughnut Workers Union has a picket scheduled for 1PM on Saturday, July 25th at the O... Read more

Reveal investigation finds unregulated rehab facilities exploit patients for unpaid labor

Airs at: Thu, 07/16/2020 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  During the current Black Lives Matter Movement, attention has been called to the 13th amendment, which abolished slavery -- except as punishment for a crime. Prison labor is both legal and prevalent in the U.S., which has led to a number of boycotts of companies who use ... Read more

Another World Is Possible

Airs at: Mon, 07/13/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Candy Luisa Herrera joins Norm Diamond, after Norm first talks about the relationship between racism and capitalism. Then the two of them discuss police unions, whose interest is served by racist policing, and the opportunities for revitalizing the labor movement. Creator:... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for July 13, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 07/13/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Norm Diamond hosts the Old Mole today, which includes the following segments: Racism in Heath Care: While the coronavirus pandemic has made more urgent the need for universal access to quality health care, Patricia Kullberg and Jan Haaken take up the problem of racist id... Read more

Uprising 2020—Now What?

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick speaks with Michael Albert about the current insurgency triggered by the murder of George Floyd and how all the anger and hope could be organized into a struggle for life after capitalism where we live in harmony with the natural ecosystems upon which our lives... Read more

Should Police Unions Exist?

Airs at: Mon, 06/29/2020 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Four labor leaders - Justin Norton-Kertson, Deborah Hall, Candy Luisa Hererra, and Hyung Nam - discuss the impact of police on Black lives and working class struggles, calling for severely restricting or abolishing those peculiar protection rackets called police "unions" Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 22, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 06/22/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Denise Morris Hosts this Episode of The Old Mole which includes, Trump and the Military: Bill Resnick interviews Garett Reppenhagen, National Director of Veteran's for Peace. They discuss how to stop Trump's efforts to stay in power and do it in part by enlisting the for... Read more

Dockworkers strike against racism

Airs at: Mon, 06/22/2020 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
David Porter, a seasoned dockworker in Portland, a union leader and member of the African American Longshore Coalition, talks with host Jamie Partridge about his union's historic Juneteenth strike against police brutality and systemic racism. Read more

Pandemic Recovery, or Not

Airs at: Mon, 06/01/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick speaks with Yeva Nersisyan, a progressive economist, in part 2 of a two part interview on the COVID crisis. In the first part they discussed the way the Trump regime has dealt with the economics of the crisis, by giving major corporations and finance great gobs... Read more