Building Bridges Radio: Your Community & Labor Report

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


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.

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McDonald's Abuse Of Student Guest Workers Stirs Protest - 27:41  

McDonald’s Student Guest Workers Abuse Stirs Protest

Latin American and Asian student guest workers participating in the U.S. State Department’s J-1 program, expected decent work and a meaningful cultural experience in the USA.  Instead, they were sent to  work at McDonald’s,
who paid them below the minimum wage and when they complained of the exploitation were subjected to retaliation.  So, they went on strike against the Pennsylvania stores where they worked and then came in protest to NY’s Times Square McDonald’s with supporters from National Guest Worker Alliance, UnitedNY and the Retail Action Project.  There they further announced their plans to take their protest directly to McDonald’s headquarters and the home of CEO Don Thompson if McDonald’s doesn’t take responsibility for ending labor abuses for all its workers.

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