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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Building Bridges: Fast Food Workers Protests from Ferguson to NYC -28:20  

Hundreds Arrested as Fast Food Workers Strike 
for Living Wage and Unionization
Jeanina Jenkins - a McDonalds Worker in Ferguson, Mo. who 
joined the NYC protests  and was active in protesting the police 
killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO

Thousands of fast food workers across 150 U.S. cities walked off the job recently and nearly 500 of them willfully committed civil disobedience as part of their protest and were arrested. In NYC 34 fast food workers were arrested. Protesting fast food workers have insisted that they were willing to do “whatever it takes” in order to earn union recognition and a higher wage. The NYC fast-food workers were also joined by over 20 St. Louis area fast-food workers, including many from Ferguson, who were among the first in the country to join the Fight for $15, and have been on strike as 
many as six times. Jeanina Jenkins, a McDonald’s employee in Ferguson, said “I’m willing to do whatever it takes because I’m barely surviving on the $7.97/hr. I make at McDonald’s. After everything that’s happened here in my community during the last month, I know that if I don’t stand up and fight for what I believe in, for what’s right, that nobody else will and nothing will 
ever change.”

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