Monthly Archives: July 2015

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WRFG Labor Forum Program on Monday, August 3, 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 4:30-5pm, Communication Workers of America Local 3204 President, Ed Barlow will update the WRFG audience on contract negotiations with AT&T and preparations for a job action beginning at midnight, Aug. 8. The contract will cover thousands of workers in the southeastern states who are fighting to secure living wages and benefits, safe working conditions and an end to outsourcing their work.
The Labor Forum airs from 4-5pm with co-hosts retired UAW member, Dianne Mathiowetz and ATU retiree, Paul McLennan on 89.3FM,, as well as on the station’s mobile app. The program can also be viewed on The Labor Forum YouTube channel. Co-host Tamieka Atkins, Domestic Workers Alliance, is on maternity leave and will return later this year.
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Monday, July 27, Labor Forum Program on WRFG 89.3 FM, 4-5pm

On Monday, July 27,  The Labor Forum, WRFG 89.3FM, 4-5pm, presents an hour of labor news, history and live interviews with working people in Atlanta and around the country.
During the 4:15-4:30 pm segment, Max Fant and Dave Fedack, members of IATSE in Atlanta, describe the economic hardship facing stagehands and other workers who are being denied unemployment benefits during temporary lay-offs by the Georgia Department of Labor. Over the last few years, the state of Georgia has reduced the amount as well as the number of weeks a worker can receive unemployment. Recent legislation excluded seasonal school workers from receiving benefits. The right to unemployment compensation is one of the many issues facing workers.
At 4:30pm, Steelworker Union #8751 President, Andre Francois and Treasurer, Georgia Scott call into The Labor Forum,  from Boston to talk about the continuing struggle of the city’s school bus drivers with the union-busting international conglomerate, Veolia Corporation. With the school year soon to start, the bus drivers are in contract negotiations with a central demand being the rehiring of their four leaders including Francois. Local 8751 has a long record of militant struggle to win living wages and benefits for its members and fighting as hard for communities facing racism, police repression and social service cutbacks.
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WRFG Labor Forum Program on Monday, July 20, 2015

On Monday, July 20, 4-5pm, the Labor Forum speaks with Atlanta “Fight for $15” activists about the importance of the creation of a wage board in New York State to look at raising the minimum wage to $15 for fast food workers. WRFG listeners will also hear of plans for local actions to continue building support for a liveable minimum wage.
In the 4:30-5pm segment, Indiana University professor of Labor Studies,  Dr. M. Thanabantu Iverson will call in to discuss the history of the struggle against racism and the fight for workers’ rights in the context of today’s globalized economy.
The Labor Forum airs on WRFG 89.3FM every Monday from 4-5pm. For additional information, our website is

The Labor Forum on WRFG 89.3FM welcomes some great guests on the Monday, July 13 program

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 and the station has an App for mobile devices. The Labor Forum also can be seen on its YouTube channel. For more information,

Monday, July 6, Labor Forum Program on WRFG 89.3FM

On Monday, July 6, the Labor Forum on WRFG 89.3FM welcomes senior activists and Neil Sardana of Atlanta Jobs with Justice to discuss an exciting initiative, “Caring Across Generations,” which focuses on the needs of seniors for quality home healthcare and the interests of home health care workers for liveable wages, training and respect for the services they provide.
At 4:30, Georgia state AFL-CIO staff members, Charles Clark and DeLayne Adams will discuss new efforts on the national and local level to raise consciousness among union members to the corrosive and divisive impact of racism and other forms of discrimination and bigotry to labor and working class solidarity.
The Labor Forum airs every Monday from 4-5pm at 89.3FM, online at and on mobile App. The Labor Forum is also live streamed and archived on The Labor Forum Youtube channel.
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