Building Bridges Radio: Your Community & Labor Report

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In Struggle Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash

Workers blockade Canadian GM headquarters; Domestic workers go national  

Canadian Auto Workers Blockade GM Headquarters
Fighting Plant Closing - with Gregg Moffat, Truck Plant Chair, local 222, CAW

Domestic Workers Go National
Eight years ago, Domestic Workers United was formed in NYC by Asian, Latina, Caribbean and African Women. A “Domestic Workers Bill of Rights is now pending in the NYS Legislature

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Canadian Auto Workers Blockade GM Headquarters
Fighting Plant Closing with Gregg Moffat, Truck Plant Chair, local 222, CAW

GM announced that it would close it’s truck assembly plant in Ontario, causing the loss of 2,900 jobs. The closing is part of a restructuring with four North American plants slated to close as well. However, Canadian workers aren’t sitting back they’ve taken their anger straight to the front door of the GM executives, with a blockade they vow to continue until their demands are met.

Domestic Workers Go National

Domestic Workers are no longer silent. Eight years ago,Domestic Workers United was formed in NYC by Asian, Latina, Caribbean and African Women. A “Domestic Workers Bill of Rights is now pending in the NYS Legislature. At last year's Social Forum in Atlanta, 16 organizations from around the country formed the "Domestic Workers Alliance". They came to NYC recently to attend the First National Domestic Workers Congress. Nearly 400 workers and supporters rallied in front of NYC City Hall to demand justice.

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