Oral history interview with Jamie G. Partridge [Session 14]

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Oral history interview with Jamie G. Partridge [Session 14]


  • 2020-10-30 (Creation)


WAV; 00:49:52

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James "Jamie" Gilbert Partridge was born in Berkeley, California, in 1949. His family later moved to Washington state and then to Lake Oswego, Oregon. He attended Dartmouth College, and dropped out in 1968. The next year, he returned to Portland. He earned a Medical Lab Tech certification from Portland Community College, and studied at Portland State University. He was involved with six labor unions, including the Teamsters, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), and the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). From 1984 to 2011, he was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. He was a contributor for the Socialist Worker publication, an organizer for Communities and Postal Workers United, and a programmer for KBOO, a community radio station in Portland.

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In the fourteenth interview session, conducted on October 30, 2020, Partridge Partridge reflects on his lifetime of involvement in politics and protest movements. He discusses the transition of the Rainbow Coalition into the New Party, and talks about his involvement with the organization. He talks about the history of trade globalization and the 1999 World Trade Organization (WT) protests in Seattle, Washington.

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Copyright for this interview is held by the Oregon Historical Society. Use is allowed according to the following statement: Creative Commons - BY-NC-SA, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/

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