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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In Struggle Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash

Wendy's Shame, Farmworkers Exploitation  

Wendy's Shame, Farmworkers Exploitation
Members of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and
supporters in N.Y.C.
The Fair Food Program is a watershed accord signaling the dawn of a "new day" for farmworkers' rights in Florida's tomato fields. For the first time in history, farmworkers and participating buyers and growers are working together to eradicate wage theft, sexual harassment, physical abuse and forced labor. 

But, Fast Food giant Wendy's has refused to join The Fair Food Program. 
To date 11 of Wendy’s competitors, such as McDonalds, Burger King, Taco Bell and Subways who have pledged to begin to tackle the flagrant exploitation of farm workers in Florida.  Wendy's is the last big holdout of the fast food giants, but the Coalition of Immokalee Workers is fanning out across the country to hold them accountable. In NYC they held a rally at Union Square and 
marched and rallied at two Wendy's in the area in protest. 

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