Labor

NOTICE: KBOO’s board meeting scheduled for Monday, July 22nd at 6PM has been cancelled. The reason for the cancellation is that many board members are traveling/on vacation and so quorum is not possible. The next scheduled board meeting will be on Monday, August 26th at 6PM. Questions or comments can be emailed boardfeedback@kboo.org. Thank you.

Building the Labor Movement

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
 Rick McGuire is a Portland carpenter and labor activist working to build a cross-trades movement.  He talks with Bill Resnick about the need for unions and  about a benefit celebration coming up Saturday, February 23, at the Musicians Hall, SE 20th and Sandy, 7:00 pm.   Read more

Victory in the Writers' Strike

Airs at: Sun, 02/10/2008 at 4:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
The TV and Movie Writers achieved a significant victory in their three-month strike.  Bill Resnick talks with writer and Writers Guild board member Nick Kazan about how they did it.    Read more

MLK Day: Sisters of the Road's Civic Action Group and North Carolina Sanitation Worker at the U.S. Social Forum

Airs at: Sun, 01/20/2008 at 4:00pm
Produced for Labor Radio
 Patrick Nolen and Julio Vasquez, Sisters of the Road Civic Action Group North Carolina sanitation worker, U.S. Social Forum Read more

New York Taxi Workers' Alliance and Portland Public Schools Workers' Contract Struggle

Airs at: Fri, 11/16/2007 at 4:00pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Bhairavi Desai, New York Taxi Workers’ Alliance Kevin Pest, Portland Public Schools Custodian, SEIU Local 503 Read more

Beef Northwest, Cross-Trade Solidarity, and International Solidarity with Workers in Latin America and China

Airs at: Sun, 02/10/2008 at 4:00pm
Produced for Labor Radio
 Steve Witte, United Farm Workers Michael B., Carpenters 24/7, and Hilary, IBEW Local 48, Cross-Trade SolidaritySean Benjamin, freelance journalist, UNITE HERE Local 2 Read more

Labor Rights as Human Rights

Airs at: Sun, 12/09/2007 at 4:00pm
Produced for Labor Radio
  Carol Pier, Human Rights Watch senior labor rights and trade researcher Gay Seidman, University of Wisconsin Professor of Sociology Julia Perkins, Coalition of Immokalee Workers Elana Guiney, Political Coordinator, Oregon AFL-CIO Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 28, 2008

Airs at: Sun, 01/27/2008 at 4:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
 Here is the January 28 show in its entirety.  Hosted by Tom Becker, it includes these segments, which can be heard individually by clicking on them.1.  Algernon Alston and Bill Resnick discuss race, poverty, and the sinking economy.  2.  The African Film Festival going on ... Read more

On the Global Waterfront

Airs at: Sun, 01/27/2008 at 4:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
 Susan Erem, co-author of On the Global Waterfront: The Fight to Free the Charleston 5, talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about how the longshoremen of South Carolina were prosecuted on trumped-up charges of inciting a riot, and how, with international labor support, t... Read more

Tropical Smoothie: Workers and Contractor Speak

Airs at: Mon, 01/28/2008 at 4:00pm
Produced for Evening News
Last week, picketers gathered at the new Tropical Smoothies location on East Burnside to bring attention to the lack of fair wages and benefits used by the general contractor. The contractor has raised questions about the unions practices. KBOO reporter Don Wolfe has the st... Read more

W.A.G.E.S. Women housecleaners in San Francisco

Airs at: Mon, 01/28/2008 at 4:00pm
Host Bruce Silverman produced this series of programs to inform us about what needs changing in our community, our nation and our world. Today he looks at W.A.G.E.S. Women housecleaners in San Francisco have created their own cooperatively-owned cleaning companies. Read more