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The Voice of Oregon's Workers is a monthly podcast from the Oregon AFL-CIO - the statewide federation of unions representing over 300,000 working Oregonians. Each month, The Voice of Oregon's Workers will highlight the people and organizations who are changing the way working people stand together.

The Voice of Oregon's Workers is a monthly podcast from the Oregon AFL-CIO - the statewide federation of unions representing over 300,000 working Oregonians. Each month, The Voice of Oregon's Workers will highlight the people and organizations who are changing the way working people stand together.
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The Voice of Oregon's Workers is a monthly podcast from the Oregon AFL-CIO - the statewide federation of unions representing over 300,000 working Oregonians. Each month, The Voice of Oregon's Workers will highlight the people and organizations who are changing the way working people stand together.

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Episodes

Interviewing Oregon AFL-CIO President Tom Chamberlain

8/30/2019
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On this episode of The Voice of Oregon's Workers we catch up with Oregon AFL-CIO President Tom Chamberlain who, in a few short weeks, will be retiring. Tom talks about his path to becoming President, how the Oregon union movement has changed under his leadership, and how today's workers can stand together to build tomorrow's power. Credits

Duration:00:26:37

Activism on Marquam Hill

7/31/2019
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On this month’s episode we talk to the leaders of AFSCME Local 328. Local 328’s nearly 7,000 members make the Oregon Health and Sciences University run and they have just declared impasse in bargaining for the first time in over 20 years. Learn about how Local 328 is organizing and fighting for a fair contract, and how their struggle is part of a wave of activism and collective action that is sweeping Oregon and the country. Guests Credits

Duration:00:37:59

The Women of 555

6/28/2019
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On this month's episode we sit down with UFCW Local 555 to talk about their fight for a fair contract and pay equity for thousands of grocery workers in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Take Action & Learn More https://www.ufcw555.org/the-women-of-555/ https://ufcw555.salsalabs.org/standwiththeworkersoflocal555/index.htmlCredits

Duration:00:31:04

Laborers Are Fighting Back Against Parks & Rec Cuts

5/31/2019
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On this month's episode of The Voice of Oregon's Workers, we discuss the recent fight over the city of Portland's budget cuts to the Parks and Recreation Bureau. We sit down with an organizer and member leaders from Laborers' Local 483 who detail the recent campaign to defend key services that Portlanders depend on, and the important jobs that make the city work. Although these budget cuts were passed, this fight for fairness and key public services continues.

Duration:00:42:53

PERS: What to Know & How We Move Oregon Forward

5/1/2019
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On this episode of The Voice of Oregon's Workers, we sit down with Oregon AFL-CIO President Tom Chamberlain to discuss retirement security and our state's PERS system. To learn more about PERS and how to take action, visit KeepOregonsPromise Talking Points: Guest Credits

Duration:00:28:56

Worker Power at the Capitol: 2019 Legislative Preview

2/26/2019
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On this episode of The Voice of Oregon's Workers, we sit down with the Oregon AFL-CIO legislative team to discuss how Oregon's unions are leading the fight for working people in Oregon's Capitol Building. From fighting for the rights of all workers to strengthening unions, our efforts in Salem stand as an example of why the Oregon AFL-CIO is a strong voice for Oregon's workers. https://oraflcio.org/salem https://oraflcio.org/lobbyday https://oraflcio.org/actionteamGuests Credits

Duration:00:36:44

Together We Are One: Spotlight on UFCW Local 555

1/30/2019
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On this month’s episode of the Voice of Oregon’s Workers, we sit down with Jeff Anderson, the Secretary-Treasurer of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555 to discuss the historic wins they have made for workers’ rights and what the future holds for their diverse membership of 25,000 working people. Click here to learn more about UFCW Local 555. Guest Credits

Duration:00:37:59

A Pivotal Year: The Wins and Challenges of 2018, What to Expect in 2019

12/18/2018
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On our last episode of 2018, Oregon AFL-CIO President Tom Chamberlain and Chief of Staff Graham Trainor sit down to discuss the wins, challenges and lessons learned from 2018 and how unions can tackle the challenges of 2019 while continuing to win for working people. Credits

Duration:00:36:11

Building Power: Moving Forward from the 2018 Elections

11/28/2018
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On this month's episode, we sit down with Oregon State Representative-Elect Rachel Prusak, House District 37, to discuss the results of the 2018 General Election and how Oregon can continue to build a road to prosperity for working people in the 2019 Legislative Session. Guests Credits

Duration:00:32:43

People Power: Winning for Workers

10/30/2018
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On this month’s episode, we sit down with three dedicated union activists to hear about what inspires them to volunteer and learn more about the issues that motivate them to keep showing up to talk with voters. With just one week left before election day, Oregon’s unions are stepping up to get out the vote. To learn about Oregon AFL-CIO endorsements and other important voting information, please visit http://www.oraflcio.org/vote Guests Credits

Duration:00:39:58

Ballot Measure Breakdown

9/28/2018
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On this episode, we hear from Our Oregon Political Director Hannah Love and Oregon AFL-CIO Political Director Jess Giannettino Villatoro to learn about Oregon’s 2018 ballot measures and what voters need to know before filling out their ballots. Guests Hannah Love, Political Director, Our Oregon Jess Giannettino Villatoro, Political Director, Oregon AFL-CIO Credits Introduction from Oregon AFL-CIO President Tom Chamberlain Hosted by Oregon AFL-CIO Chief of Staff Graham...

Duration:00:29:57

Leaders & Advocates

8/30/2018
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Two champions for working people – State Rep. Rob Nosse who represents parts of South and North East Portland and State Rep. Teresa Alonso Leon who represents Woodburn join us to talk about their experience running for office and serving in the legislature as union members and advocates for working people. Click here to learn more about State Rep. Nosse’s campaign Click here to learn about the Oregon Labor Candidate School Guests State Representative Teresa Alonso Leon, House District...

Duration:00:37:41

Sanctuary

7/30/2018
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Oregon’s union movement stands united against Ballot Measure 105, which would throw out Oregon’s existing “sanctuary” law. This law passed with strong bipartisan support and has been protecting Oregonians from unfair racial profiling for more than 30 years. On this episode, we sit down with the people leading the fight to protect sanctuary across the state of Oregon. Click here for information about Oregonians United Against Profiling Click here for information about the Corvallis School...

Duration:00:29:24

The Frontlines

6/28/2018
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On the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court’s anti-worker decision in Janus v. AFSCME, we interview an organizer and a worker from Oregon AFSCME and the Solidarity Alliance of Social Services -the cutting edge of organizing campaigns that are building power for working people in the behavioral health and social services industry in Oregon. Click here for information about United We Heal Oregon Click here for information about the Solidarity Alliance Social Services Guests Andrea Lemoins,...

Duration:00:29:26

Standing Together, Making History

5/23/2018
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This month we take a look at two historic campaigns happening right here in Oregon – Transportation Fairness Portland, a campaign to give Transportation Network Company drivers and community members a voice in how companies like Uber and Lyft operate within Portland; and the latest from the Burgerville Workers Union who made history by being the first federally recognized fast food union at now two locations in the Portland area. Click here for information about Transportation Fairness...

Duration:00:38:31

The Road to May Day

4/25/2018
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We discuss the radical roots behind May Day, the history of May Day marches and the fight for immigrants' rights in Oregon and look into the inspiring and crucial work being done at PCUN and Causa. Click here for information about May Day 2018 in Salem, Oregon Guests Reyna Lopez, Executive Director of PCUN Andrea Williams, Executive Director of Causa Credits Introduction from Oregon AFL-CIO President Tom Chamberlain Hosted by Oregon AFL-CIO Chief of Staff Graham Trainor Produced by...

Duration:00:32:43