Monthly Archives: November 2015
On Monday, Nov. 16,The Labor Forum on WRFG 89.3FM speaks with Burlington, VT UE Local #203 President, Elizabeth Nikazmerad about the union’s response to KKK literature recently left on the doorsteps of local Black workers. In addition to organizing a downtown march of over 200 on Nov. 5 to publicly denounce the racist organization, she will explain why they are putting together a Workers Defense Guard to prevent any harm to their members and community. This interview will take place from 4:15-4:30pm.
In the second half hour of the program, Abdul Rasjid Mannon will recount some of the contributions of labor historian, Cliff Kuhn to the development of WRFG 89.3FM. Kuhn who died last week from a massive heart attack hosted the first labor show on WRFG, served as the president of the station’s Board of Directors and was a noted professor of history at GSU. For many years, every month he conducted a downtown walking tour of sites identified with the 1906 Atlanta Race Riot.
Cliff Kuhn, presente!
The Labor Forum airs every Monday from 4-5pm at 89.3, is streamed online at http://www.wrfg.org, and is available on the station’s App. Also the program can be seen on The Labor Forum YouTube Channel where an archive of previous programs can be found.
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The guests for the Nov. 9 Labor Forum include Gregg Fann and Tabitha Hicks from AFSCME to speak about their campaign to win a $15 minimum wage for city and county employees.
The National Fight for $15 and a Union day of action is Tuesday, Nov. 10. In Atlanta, the rally will be held at City Hall
at 5pm.They will be on from 4:15-4:30pm.
The guest for the second half of the program from 4:30-5pm is Traci Drummond, archivist at the GSU Southern Labor Archives
who will provide our listeners with information about the value of the archives for today’s struggles.
The Labor Forum airs from 4-5pm every Monday on WRFG 89.3FM.