Listen Up Northwest program 29: Labor and Work

Listen Up! Northwest program 29 features stories about work and labor issues.

*Being a woman in the workplace can be difficult under the best of circumstances. Try entering a male-dominated field like the construction trades. Hear one woman's story about the experience that took her from a boring desk job to life as an electrician. (Joaquin Uy, Seattle WA)

*A strike at fourteen Oak Harbor Freight Terminals throughout the Northwest has continued for over fifteen weeks (at the time this program was produced). Hear from an Oak Harbor dockworker who talks about life on strike, 3 months on. (Al Bradbury, Portland OR)

*Mainstream media has not been known to cover labor issues consistently. See how labor activists are breaking through the information monopoly by taking advantage of radio, television and the Web to get their stories told. (Wes Brain, Eugene OR)

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Listen Up! NW is produced by Yuko Kodama at KBCS for Reclaim the Media, and distributed by the Northwest Community Radio Network.

The media's job is to interest the public in the public interest. -John Dewey