Labor

Day Labor Site Opening Ceremony: Justin Shear Speaks

Airs at: Thu, 06/12/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
Portland’s long-awaited day labor center is having its grand opening ceremony right now.  The Center will open for business on Monday, and will be open for all day laborers, regardless of their immigration status. Justin Shear represents Voz, the group which will administer t... Read more

Rosemont Center Workers: 13 Local Organizations Support Picketing

Airs at: Thu, 06/05/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
Workers at the Rosemont Treatment Center and School for at-risk girls held a picket today in Northeast Portland. They were protesting their low pay and difficult working conditions. The workers have... Read more

Freightliner Five, student sit-ins against sweatshops, and day labor worker centers

Airs at: Sun, 05/11/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Franklin Torrence, Allen Bradley, Glenna Swinford, & Robert Whiteside, Bargaining Committee members, UAW Local 3520 (“the Freightliner Five”) Salma Mirza, University of North Carolina, and Prairie Wolfe, University of Montana, student activists Nik Theodore, Director of the Ce... Read more

LGBTQ pride at work, bicycling for worker justice, and immigrant guest workers on hunger strike

Airs at: Sun, 06/08/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Labor Radio
LC Hansen, President, National Association of Letter Carriers, Branch 82 Jeremy Bishop, Executive Director, Pride At Work Sabrina Gogol, bicyclist, activist, radical, and AFSCME member Stephen Boykewich, Media Director, New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice  Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for May 12, 2008

Airs at: Sun, 05/11/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
 This program features music by the Rice Workers Choir of Novi Di Modena, songs sung by women workers who organized to achieve the first 8-hour day. Also discussed are the rising costs of food, Mothers' Day as part of the Peace Movement, and Christian fundmentalism in the  ... Read more

Music in the Rice Fields 4

Airs at: Sun, 05/11/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
 Music and labor history: women rice workers and their songs.  In this conversation with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick, Clarissa Clo relates the history of women's labor in the rice fields of Italy, their contribution to the rights of labor, and compares their songs with the ... Read more

Music in the Rice Fields 3

Airs at: Sun, 05/11/2008 at 5:00pm
 Music and labor history: women rice workers and their songs.  Part  3  Read more

Music in the Rice Fields 2

Airs at: Sun, 05/11/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
 Music and labor history: women rice workers and their songs.  Part  2  Read more

Music in the Rice Fields 1

Airs at: Sun, 05/11/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
 Music and labor history: women rice workers and their songs.  Part  1  See The Rice Workers Choir of Novi Di Modena on You Tube. Read more

Bread & Roses: UNITE HERE Local 9 on the Portland Hilton boycott

Airs at: Thu, 05/08/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Bread and Roses
Becca Griggs and Eryn Slack, members of UNITE HERE Local 9 spoke with Bread & Roses on May 9, 2008 about the ongoing boycott of the Portland Hilton.  In this short interview, Becca and Eryn talk about hotel work experiences, the union's demand for a fair contract and action... Read more