Monthly Archives: July 2015
The Labor Forum on WRFG 89.3FM welcomes Pureterrah Witcher, an organizer of the Black Women’s Equal Pay Day event that was held at the Capitol on Tuesday, July 28. During the 4:15-4:30pm segment, she will discuss the significance of that date and address the wage discrimination impacting women of color.
From 4:15-4:30, members of the Turner Field Community Benefits Coalition provide some background and project their demands for the re-development of the Turner Field area following the departure of the Braves to Cobb County. People living in the surrounding neighborhoods want a decisive say in what gets built there. Last week, some 60 residents delivered a letter to Mayor Kasim Reed as w…ell as all the city and county elected officials involved in the re-development planning, declaring they will not be shut out of the process.
Amalgamated Transit Union President Larry Hanley along with leaders of ATU #998 in Milwaukee who just held a 3 day work stoppage and of ATU #732 who are fighting efforts to privatize MARTA departments will discuss the attacks on public employees across the country. The role of the community in the struggle to save and expand public transportation will be highlighted.
The Labor Forum airs every Monday on 89.3FM from 4-5pm; It is streamed at www.wrfg.org and the station has an App for mobile devices. The Labor Forum also can be seen on its YouTube channel. For more information, www.wrfglaborforum.org