Labor

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Lessons from Labor History

Airs at: Mon, 09/18/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
On this Labor Day program Laurie Mercier speaks with Mary Anne Trasciatti, Director of Labor Studies and Professor of Rhetoric and Public Advocacy at Hofstra University, about the inspirational early-20th century anti-capitalist radical, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, and her succ... Read more

A Lifetime of Labor Struggle

Airs at: Mon, 09/18/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick interviews Dianne Feeley who has fought her whole life for worker power, not just for a bigger piece of the pie, but for real participation and decision making in a society in which democracy is not confined to occasional elections but is nourished in daily lif... Read more

Portland Strike-Ready Teachers Solidarity Campaign

Airs at: Mon, 08/28/2023 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Tiffany Koyama Lane and Matt Reed, rank-and-file leaders in the Portland Association of Teachers, lay out their working conditions, bargaining demands and teacher-parent-community strategies to win a transformative contract that benefits whole families and neighborhoods. Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour August 21st, 2023

Airs at: Mon, 08/21/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  This episode of the Old Mole is Hosted by Denise Morris Dreams of Liberation. This morning on The Old Mole we rebroadcast CS Soong interviewing historian Robin D.G Kelley on Against the Grain. Against the Grain is a weekly radio show hosted by Sasha Lilly and C.S Soong o... Read more

NEA partners with anti-union businesses

Airs at: Mon, 08/14/2023 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Join us as we talk with Massachusetts educator Kyle Gekopi about concerns with NEA's relationships with anti-union businesses and his attempt to address those concerns at the 2023 Annual NEA Representative Assembly. Read more

UPS Teamster Tentative Agreement - Will Members Vote Yes?

Airs at: Mon, 07/31/2023 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Kier Anderson, UPS part-time package handler, and Brandon Findley, UPS driver, discuss the new tentative labor agrement between the Teamsters union and United Parcel Service.  With three weeks to vote, UPS workers are debating whether to accept the agreement or vote no and ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for July 3, 2023

Airs at: Mon, 07/03/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Jon Nelson hosts this episode fo the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Making Peace with China: Several top military officials and many pundit “experts” are predicting that mutual U.S. and China provocations by warships and fighter planes on and over the ... Read more

Strike!

Airs at: Mon, 07/03/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Johanna Brenner interviews two Portland UPS workers about how 350,000 UPS workers nationally are preparing for a strike and how Portland Teamsters are organizing. The contract between the Teamsters Union and UPS expires July 31 and so far the company is not budging.  Neithe... Read more

Totality of Circumstance | May 23, 2023

Airs at: Tue, 05/23/2023 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
  Sam and Jasmin talk about the details of the city's new bodyworn camera policy for cops, which could still see some changes following a 60-day pilot program involving Central Precinct and the Focused Intervention Team or FIT (AKA the gun violence team). The city and the ... Read more

Providence Nurses on Strike !

Airs at: Mon, 06/26/2023 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Nurses and Clinicians at Providence Portland Medical Center, Providence Home Health and Hospice and Providence Seaside Hospital went on strike for five days, beginning Monday. June 19th.  At a kick-off march and rally with over a thousand healthcare workers and their allies... Read more