Monthly Archives: June 2015

WRFG Labor Forum on Monday, June 29, 4-5pm

On June 29, The Labor Forum speaks with Donna DeWitt, former South Carolina state AFL-CIO president and Leonard Riley, International Longshoremen’s Association #1422 and Charleston community activist about the national implication of  the Emanuel AME massacre for the struggle against racism and white supremacy and for workers’ rights. We will ask: How will the removal of the Confederate flag and other symbols of the Confederacy impact economic and social justice issues such as collective bargaining rights, living wages, voting rights, police brutality, mass incarceration and so many other critical matters to working people? What is the task of the organized labor movement now? and other questions about the progressive history of SC and today’s movements for social change.
The Labor Forum airs from4-5pm every Monday on WRFG 89.3FM in Atlanta and on the worldwide web at  For additional information, see

WRFG LABOR FORUM PROGRAM on Monday, June 22, 4-5pm eastern time

The Labor Forum on Monday, June 22 takes up two issues of importance to workers and their families, education and jobs. At 4:15pm, RiseUp Education Organizer, Allie McCullen will talk about the trend to use corporate models in public education from extensive testing to for-profit schools to million dollar salaries for university presidents.
At 4:30pm, community organizer, Marshall Rancifer and State Senator Vincent Fort will discuss why huge development plans such as the new Falcons Stadium and the Tyler Perry Studio on Ft. McPherson are unlikely to bring needed living wage jobs and community services to the nearby neighborhoods.
The Labor Forum on WRFG 89.3FM airs from 4-5pm every Monday. Please visit our website at for more information and please fill out our listener survey.

WRFG Labor Forum Program on Monday, June 15

On Monday, June 15, The Labor Forum on WRFG 89.3FM speaks with IATSE #927 members about the ongoing campaign to win union recognition with Live Nation and Crew One responsible for many of the largest concerts held in Atlanta area venues. Atlanta’s entertainment industry is receiving a great deal of state support and media attention for the money it is bringing in but low wages and safety issues for the thousands of workers who do the work remain invisible. Learn what IATSE #927 is doing to protect  and empower the workers.
From 4:30-5pm, Disability LINK activists, ken Mitchell and Danny Housley will discuss the gains and weaknesses of the Americans with Disabilities Act, passed 25 years ago. One of the major issues facing disabled people is high unemployment and receiving a subminimum wage once hired. The issues facing all workers – good jobs, housing, transportation, education, healthcare, etc – are even more difficult to attain for those with disabilities. However, the passage of the ADA is a testimony to the organizing and determination of people with disabilities to win their rights.

US Social Forum June 25-28, 2015 Philadelphia


The US Social Forum taking place in Philadelphia, June 25-28, 2015 is a convergence driven by the understanding that people’s movements are what create social change. It is an opportunity for regional and issue-specific social justice projects to work toward broader unity. The goal is to map out action plans for a cohesive movement and organize to be on the offense against all forms of oppression.

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On Monday, June 8, the Labor Forum on WRFG 89.3FM

On Monday, June 8, the Labor Forum on WRFG 89.3FM will have two special guests. First , a report from Baltimore Peoples Power Assembly activist, Sharon Black, about the ongoing struggle against police terror and the fight for jobs and liveable wages.
Followed by a discussion with Ajamu Baraka, international affairs coordinator of the Black Left Unity Network. He will discuss the impact of the free trade agreement known as TPP and its impact on black workers and the poor. In particular, he will address why opposition to the TPP is a black workers issue. More broadly, he will talk about the history and political economy of trade policies and their relevance to today’s struggle.
The Labor Forum airs every Monday from 4-5pm.
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