Daily Archives: May 1, 2015
On Monday, May 4, The Labor Forum on WRFG 89.3FM, 4-5pm will speak with Andre Powell, AFSCME Executive Board member and delegate to the Baltimore Labor Council about the mass protests over the killing of Freddie Grey by Baltimore police and the connection to the extreme poverty and unemployment in the city. Powell, a gay trade unionist, has been an active participant in the struggle against police terror.
At 4:30, the Labor Forum team will interview Ayanna Dunlap-Bell, a second generation ATU member who is leading the formation of a Young Workers Council in conjunction with the Atlanta-N. Georgia Labor Council. With the prevalence of low-wage jobs, the loss of pensions and other benefits, the question to be discussed is ‘What is the future of work for the Millennial generation?” The emergence of the Fight for $15 and a Union has sparked a national movement for economic and social justice. How is the organized trade union movement responding?
For additional information about WRFG Labor Forum, please visit our website at http://www.wrfglaborforum.org
“The Hand That Feeds” Film Screening by Atlanta Jobs with Justice
May 11, 2015 | 7:00 – 9:30 PM
Doors Open: 7:00 PM | Film Starts: 7:30 PM | Discussion: 9:00 PM
Plaza Theatre Atlanta: 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30306
Tickets: $10 Suggested Donation;
$5 for Low-Income, Immigrants, & Students
Get Tickets: bit.ly/HandThatFeedsATL
After Film Reception: 9:30 PM at Manuel’s Tavern – 1st Level New Bar
Directed by Rachel Lears and Robin Blotnick, “The Hand That Feeds” is a poignant and timely documentary that follows a group of undocumented immigrant workers as they decide to fight back against their employer, a New York café, by unionizing. In one year, they will have to overcome pressure from their bosses and dissidence within their own group as they receive the support of the Occupy Wall Street protesters. “The Hand that Feeds” puts a face to the daily struggle of thousands of undocumented immigrants.