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The Voice of Oregon's Workers

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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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Recent Episodes

Activism on Marquam Hill
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. GuestsMatt Hilton, President, AFSCME Local 328 Michael Stewart, Vice President, AFSCME Local 328Credits Introduction by Tom Chamberlain, President, Oregon AFL-CIO Hosted by Graham Trainor, Chief of Staff, Oregon AFL-CIOProduced by Russell Sanders, Communications Director, Oregon AFL-CIO 
The Women of 555
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 To learn more about The Women of 555, please click visit To sign a petition supporting UFCW's campaign, please visit Guests: Dan Clay, President, UFCW Local 555Kelley McAllister, Communications Director, UFCW Local 555Melody Gramley and Ann Poff, UFCW Local 555 members Introduction by Tom Chamberlain, President, Oregon AFL-CIOHosted by Graham Trainor, Chief of Staff, Oregon AFL-CIO Produced by Russell Sanders, Communications Director, Oregon AFL-CIO 
Laborers Are Fighting Back Against Parks & Rec Cuts
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.
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Apr 25th, 2018
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Jul 31st, 2019
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