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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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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

    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. 

    GUESTS
    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  

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Prevailing Wage 101: Defending Workers’ Rights on Public Construction Projects

    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...

    • 33 min
    The Intersections of Justice

    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...

    • 30 min
    An Inside Look at Oregon Labor Legislative Advocacy

    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 
    Guests
    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 

    • 27 min
    Working People Made It Happen: Winning Elections & Making Work Safe

    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...

    • 30 min
    Pass the HEROES Act

    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...

    • 51 min

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Power to the Working People!

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