Monday, Feb 15, 2016, Labor Forum Program
The Labor Forum on WRFG 89.3FM welcomes senior activists Jean Davis and Gloria Smith to discuss a growing social issue of grandparents raising their grandchildren on limited resources. As a result of military deployment, death and illness, incarceration or addiction, the number of retired workers who find themselves taking full-time care of young children to teen-agers is growing in metro Atlanta and across the country.From 4:15-4:30, they will discuss the challenges, problems and some solutions to this complex crisis impacting a segment of older workers.
At 4:30pm, Darrell Lane of the Bakery, Confectionery,Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Union Local 42 will describe the struggle to save union jobs at Nabisco plants in the US. Mondelez International which owns the cookie and cracker-making brand has announced plans to close production lines in its Chicago facility and move the work to Salinas, Mexico. More than 600 jobs will be lost with devastating impact to workers and their families in Chicago. Negotiations begin this week on the national agreement with Mondelez and Atlanta-based Nabisco workers will be fighting to defend the wages and benefits of all BCTGM members.
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