Daily Archives: March 5, 2016
In advance of March 8 International Working Women’s day,The Labor Forum, WRFG 89.3FM salutes all women workers, struggling for justice and equality, respect and peace in the workplace. the community and around the world.
On today’s program, acting president of AFGE Local #2017 in Augusta, Ga., Jamie Dukes will describe the failure of the base management at Fort Gordon to abide by the terms of their existing contract or to negotiate a new one. The civilian workers include nursing and medical personnel and administrative and clerical workers among others.Their lengthy list of grievances is the reason for a solidarity rally called for Tuesday, March 8 at the base gates.
Brother Dukes will join the Labor Forum team in the studio from 4:15-4:30pm,
Advocates for immigrant rights, Azadeh Shahshahani and Stephanie Cho will analyze the motivation and implications of several pieces of anti-immigrant legislation pending before the Georgia General Assembly. This discussion will be from 4:30-5pm. Hostility to immigrants has been openly declared not just by presidential candidates but has been a staple in Georgia local and state politics for several years. We will ask our guests how this impacts social and economic rights for all working families and how to combat these divisive policies.
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