Building Bridges Radio: Your Community & Labor Report

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


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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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In Struggle Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash

Organizing Mississippi Nissan Workers - 27:35  

Mississippi’s Nissan Factory Auto Workers
Take Message of Worker’s Justice to NY’s International Auto Show
.  Raphael Martinez, auto worker Canton, Mississippi
.  James Brown, auto worker Canton, Mississippi

The United Auto Workers union launched a major union drive at
the transplant Nissan factory, in Canton, Mississippi in the heart of
the anti-union South.  The Canton plant, with 3000 workers has wage disparities with other Nissan plants, serious discord over limited and onerous  health benefits policies and is employing growing numbers of temporary workers, creating a two-tier wage and benefit system to both super exploit the part-time workers and undermine the maintenance of a full-time work force’s wages and benefits.  Nissan has interrogated workers about their involvement in organizing and forced them to attend anti-union meetings several times a week and try to scare the workers intimating that if they unionize the plant could close and they would lose their jobs.  But, the workers from this plant that can build 400,000 vehicles per year are building support for worker justice, both nationally and
internationally and are now taking their message to consumers attending the International Automobile Show.
Actor Danny Glover, along with Rank & File Nissan Auto Workers Demand Good Jobs 

Mississippi  Congressperson Bennie Thompson, Derrick Johnson, Pres. of the Mississippi NAACP along with noted actor Danny Glover bring their support to the UAW’s efforts to unionize Nissan Mississippi auto plant. 

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