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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Building Bridges: Supreme Court Rules on Workers' Rights: Hobby Lobby - and Harris v Quinn - 26:37  

What’s At Stake: The Supreme Court Ruled on Two of the Most Important Worker-Rights Cases In it’s History 
Nicole Berner, SEIU Associate General Counsel 
Richard Blum, Employment Law Project The Legal Aid Society

Join us and our experts to analyze two of the most significant decisions by the Supreme Court ever regarding workers rights.  The U.S. Supreme Court decided Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, that 
employers can impose their religious beliefs on their workers through their business policies. Hobby Lobby, a for-profit, private, nationwide chain of arts-and-crafts stores, objects to providing 
contraception to its employees as mandated by the Affordable Care Act.  The implications of this case for women’s reproductive rights and its potential for licensing discrimination in the workplace masquerading as freedom of religion are frightening.   And then there’s Harris v. Quinn, a “First Amendment” case involving home-care workers in which the Supreme Court decided that they do not have to pay “fair share” fees to the union who represents them.  This case pitted public employee unions against labors longstanding foe, the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, which helped bring the case.  This case has been characterized as an attempted kill shot aimed at public-sector unions with serious spill over implications for private sector workers as well.

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