Building Bridges Radio: Your Community & Labor Report

Produced and Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash over WBAI,99.5FM in the NYC Metro Area

WHO WE ARE

WORKERS OF THE WORLD TUNE IN! Introducing "Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report"

Our beat is the labor front, broadly defined, both geographically and conceptually. We examine the world of work and workers on the job as well as where they live. We examine the issues that affect their everyday lives, with a particular sensitivity towards human rights abuses, environmental concerns and the U.S. drive for global domination. We record their global struggles and provide analysis of their efforts to empower themselves and transform society to provide greater democratic, human, social, political and economic rights. Each program consists of feature stories, generally interviews, within a historical context, often accompanied by sound from demonstrations, rallies or conferences, and complemented and enhanced by poetry and instrumental or vocal -- people's culture.

Over the years Building Bridges has produced a weekly one hour program, Mondays from 7-8 PM EST, covering local, national and international labor and community issues over radio WBAI-Pacifica 99.5 FM in New York. We also produce half hour version, Building Bridges National, which is distribtued to over 40 broadcast and internet radio stations.


For more information you can contact us at knash@igc.org
In Struggle Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash

In Memoriam of Jose Osvaldo Sucuzhanay; No Contact, No Cookies - Stella D'Oro; A Secretary for Labor?  

WBAI Radio's Building Bridges:
Your Community & Labor Report
Monday, December 22, 2008, 7 – 8 PM EST, over 99.5 FM
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United We Stand Against Hate Crime:
In Memoriam of Jose Osvaldo Sucuzhanay

A Secretary for Labor?
with
Thea Lee, Director of Policy, AFL-CIO

From The Picket Line:
Strikers Claim Stella D'Oro Cookies Leave You With A Sour Taste
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United We Stand Against Hate Crime:
In Memoriam of Jose Osvaldo Sucuzhanay

Thirty-one year old, Ecuadorian immigrant Jose Osvaldo Sucuzhanay died December 12, after being viciously hit over the head with an aluminum baseball bat on a Bushwick sidewalk. Mr. Sucuzhanay and his brother were walking home, arms around each other when three men jumped from a utility vehicle and attacked the brothers yelling anti-gay and anti-Hispanic slurs. One of the men broke a bottle over Jose Sucuzhaney’s head and when he fell to the ground another began beating him with the baseball bat as they kicked and punched him. No one has been apprehended for the homicide at this time. This attack came just five weeks after the stabbing death in Patchogue of Ecuadorian immigrant Marcelo Lucero. Building Bridges attended an “International Immigrants Awareness Day Vigil: United We Stand Against Hate Crime” at the very spot that Jose Osvaldowas brutally attacked.
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A Secretary for Labor?
with
Thea Lee, Director of Policy, AFL-CIO

Jubilant is the word that comes to mind for the reaction of the labor
community to the selection by President Elect Barack Obama of Rep. Hilda
Solis to become the new Secretary of Labor. The daughter of immigrants,
from a union family, Representative has been described as having a resume
a mile long concerning the rights of workers, women, and the environment.
To provide us with greater insight about that the new Labor Secretary and the
work cut out for her, protecting, and extending workers rights in the economy,
stopping the hemorrhaging jobs, and growing the economy we’re joined by
Thea Lee, Director of Policy of the AFL-CIO
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From The Picket Line:
Strikers Claim Stella D'Oro Cookies Leave You With A Sour Taste

The 135 workers of Stella D'Oro, the biscuit producers, most of whom are women and Latinos, now in their fourth month on strike are confronting a difficult Christmas on the picket line. The company has refused to negotiate their demands to eliminate holidays, vacation and sick pay,slash wages and pension benefits, and impose crushing healthcare premiums. They are demanding that the workers return to work without a contract in an effort to break the union. The workers are standing strong and none have broken the line to return to work.

































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