Friday, December 10, 2010 6:40:14 AM
Join us on Friday, December 10th from 8:00pm to 9:00pm on 90.1FM, KPFT in Houston, Texas. Our guest will be Maria P. Freese, Director of Government Relations and Policy for the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare for a discussion on the current state of the Social Security and Medicare programs.
The mission of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, a membership organization, is to protect, preserve, promote, and ensure the financial security, health, and the well being of current and future generations of maturing Americans.
The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare acts in the best interests of its members through advocacy, education, services, grassroots efforts, and the leadership of the Board of Directors and professional staff.
The efforts of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare are directed toward developing better-informed citizens and voters.
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Friday, May 07, 2010 6:39:44 PM
IAM Transportation General Vice President Robert Roach, Jr. will be the featured guest on the Houston Labor radio show, Voices at Work, Friday, May 7, 2010 from 8 to 9 pm CDT on radio station KPFT, 90.1 FM. He will speak on the recently announced potential merger between Houston-based Continental and Chicago-based United airlines.
The IAM represents 16,000 United Airlines employees in Ramp, Stores, Public Contact, Fleet Technical Instructor, Maintenance Instructor, Security Guard and Food Service classifications and another 76 employees at Mileage Plus, Inc. The IAM also represents Continental Airlines’ 9,500 Flight Attendants as well as 250 Flight Attendants at Continental’s wholly owned subsidiary Continental Micronesia and 1,200 Flight Attendants at Continental and United’s regional partner, ExpressJet Airlines.
Friday, March 26, 2010 5:10:27 PM
Join us tonight Friday, March 26th. Tonight we will be talking with Richard Shaw, Secretary Treasurer of the Harris County AFL-CIO Central Labor Council.
We will also have Jim Klatt, Midwest Regional Coordinator for the Union Sportsmen’s Alliancelocated in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He joined the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership in 2004 after retiring from his marketing and advertising agency business in Minneapolis. He worked as a grassroots organizer for TRCP conservation programs across the country and helped launch the cooperative efforts between TRCP and Labor Unions that eventually lead to the formation of the USA.
Jim has been a conservation leader for many years both in Minnesota and around the country. He helped found the Minnesota Outdoor Heritage Alliance in 1994 and was president for 8 years. MOHA was instrumental in passing two landmark constitutional amendments in Minnesota. The first, in 1998, guarantees the right to hunt, fish and trap in the state, and the second, in 2009, dedicates a percentage of the state sales tax to conservation. In 2008 he was selected as Conservation Person of the Year in Minnesota.
He is a graduate of Michigan State University and spent many years working in communications, from editing national magazines, to directing communications and recruitment for Peace Corps and VISTA. He has hung his, hat, and hunted and fished, in British Columbia, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Washington, Missouri and New York.
The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance will be hosting a Houston Shoot on Saturday, April 24, 2010, with registration at 7:30 a.m. and a Shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. and lunch and A raffle to follow. The event will take place at the Rio Brazos Sporting Clays in Simon, Texas. You do not have to be an experienced shooter; new shooter instruction will take place from 8-9 a.m. All proceeds from this event support the USA and national & local conservation efforts. Deadline for entering is April 12, 2010. For more information, please call Heather Tazelaar at 1-877-872-2211 or email HethT@trcp.org. More information on the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance can be found at http://www.unionsportsmen.org/.
Friday, February 12, 2010 7:20:00 AM
This show was the first week of the Winterthon 2010 FUNdrive and we had excerpts from the full senate committee hear on the nomination of Harold Craig Becker to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board.
Download the "STATEMENT OF CRAIG BECKER NOMINEE FOR MEMBER, NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE FEBRUARY 2, 2010
Friday, February 05, 2010 7:26:00 AM
Join us as we interview Bill Barry, Director of Labor Studies at Community College of Baltimore County and author of Union Strategies for Hard Times: Helping Your Members and Building Your Union in the Great Recession.
Bill has been the Director of Labor Studies for CCBC since 1997, and has maintained a program started in the 1970s by Rev Everett L. Miller, Sr., to help put the move back into the labor movement. The program offers an Associate Degree in Labor Studies, and is one of the very few in the United States which has not become either a research facility or been swallowed up into an “industrial relations” program. The program offers all of the basic union training courses, trying to answer the basic question: how are workers trying to make their lives better? The programs stresses worker self-reliance, and has a motto “Teaching Workers to Teach Themselves.” Classes are taught through the middle-Atlantic states, and on-line, and the program is experimenting with pod casting and with streaming video.
The book, Union Strategies for Hard Times: Helping Your Members and Building Your Union in the Great Recession, has chapters on how to handle grievances, negotiate contracts without concessions, how to make your union the center of activity for active and laidoff members, and their communities.
There is a brief historical discussion of how we got where we are and how unionism is the solution, and not the problem, for the current economic crisis.
Friday, January 29, 2010 7:11:25 PM
Tonight we will have an open forum. This is your chance to discuss labor in the news or ask a labor related question after the current events segment. Give us a call at (713)526-5738.
We'll also have a piece from veteran Labor journalist, Dick Meister. Dick says we've not paid enough attention to one of the key aspects of President Obama's recent State of the Union Address -- his promise to "crack down on violations of equal pay laws, so that women get equal pay for an equal day's work."
Friday, January 22, 2010 9:29:58 PM
This week, Dick Meister discusses Labor's Big Loss. The senate Democrats loss of a filibuster proof 60-vote majority with the election of Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown seems almost certain to doom attempts to revive the barely functioning National Labor Relations Board, the country's chief labor law administrator and enforcer. That, along with its effect on health care reform, is certainly one of the most serious consequences of Brown's victory. It threatens to seriously weaken the union right's of America's working people.
We also played a speech from Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO President, addressing the National Press Club on January 11, 2010. The newly elected leader of the nation's largest labor union spoke about the state of the economy and its impact on families, as well as some of the proposed legislation that could impact the labor movement.
Christine mentioned the recent launch of "UCubed". Ur Union of Unemployed, nicknamed UCubed, is a community service project of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM). With over 31 million Americans idled to some degree by this Grave Recession – and no relief in sight — the IAM and its partners saw a need to unify the unemployed in a unique and useful way.
Friday, January 15, 2010 3:30:59 PM
Join us on Friday, January 15th, 2010 for Voices At Work. Our guest will be Patrick Flynn, a Houston lawyer that specializes in Employment & Labor and Employee Benefits/ERISA. Call in with your questions for Patrick.
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Rob Witherell works in the Organizing department for the United Steelworkers (USW) at its headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA and has nearly 20 years of experience in Union organizing, contract negotiations, strategic campaigns, research, politics, and student organizing. Rob leads the USW’s efforts on co-ops and the Union’s recently announced framework agreement with Mondragon Internacional. In recent years, Rob has also been actively working on green jobs and led the USW organizing and negotiations with Gamesa, a wind turbine manufacturer in Fairless Hills and Ebensburg, PA.
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