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 State of Oregon's Entertainment Unions
On this episode of The Voice of Oregon's Workers we met with five leaders from Oregon's entertainment unions. The unions behind stage, film, television, radio, sports and more - IATSE, AFM, SAG-AFTRA and others are all revered for their incredible members’ work. The entertainment industry shut down due to the pandemic for many, and for others drastically changed how their work is done. Oregon's entertainment unions' efforts to support members impacted by the pandemic and historic wildfires over the past 13 months are nothing short of incredible.
Rose Etta Venetucci, Business Agent , IATSE Local 28
Amanda Sager, President, IATSE 154
Bruce Fife, President, AFM Local 99 & national Vice President for AFM
Cdavid Cottrill, Business Agent, IATSE Local 488
Michelle Damis, President, SAG-AFTRA Portland
Prevailing Wage 101: Defending Workers’ Rights on Public Construction Projects
On the March 2021 episode of The Voice of Oregon’s Workers, we’re pulling together research, legislation, and Oregon’s building and construction trade unions to talk about Oregon’s Prevailing Wage Rate law. Prevailing Wage ensures building and...
The Intersections of Justice
In this episode we discuss how Oregon unions and worker advocates are approaching social and racial justice and the intersection of the fight for civil and economic rights. Get the inside scoop on how Oregon AFSCME is training members to be advocates...
An Inside Look at Oregon Labor Legislative Advocacy
We’re kicking off 2021 with an inside look at how Oregon unions plan to make progress for workers in our state legislature! Oregon AFL-CIO Political Director Jess Giannettino Villatoro and Lead Political & Policy Strategist Catie Theisen share their depth of advocacy experience and what they expect to see happen in Salem - even if it’s all on Zoom - this year. We discuss priority bills, the threat of violent extremism at the capital, and how union members can make a huge difference in passing critical policies by speaking out.
Discussed in this episode:
2021 Oregon Labor Lobby Day Rep. Dacia Grayber shows how to get engaged in the legislative process on her twitter page Northwest Accountability ProjectRep. Mike Nearman makes national headlines for letting rioters into the Oregon Capitol CREDITS
Jess Giannettino Villatoro, Oregon AFL-CIO Political Director
Catie Theisen, Oregon AFL-CIO Lead Political & Policy Specialist
Hosted & Produced by Russell Sanders, Oregon AFL-CIO Communications Director
Introduction by Graham Trainor, Oregon AFL-CIO President
PAID FOR & AUTHORIZED BY THE OREGON AFL-CIO
Working People Made It Happen: Winning Elections & Making Work Safe
On our last episode of the year, we talk with Oregon AFL-CIO President Graham Trainor to look at how Oregon’s unions stepped up in 2020. From winning for workers at the ballot box to advocating for workplace safety measures against COVID-19, it has...
Pass the HEROES Act
America faces a crisis on three critical fronts: a public health pandemic, an economic free fall and long-standing structural racism. Working people need safe jobs, economic security and freedom from systemic racism. Delivering on economic essentials...
Power to the Working People!
So proud of the Oregon AFL-CIO for launching this podcast.
A great source of informaiton about the Oregon union movement!