Daily Archives: May 14, 2016
Among the 40,000 Verizon workers on strike are thousands of IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) members in Massachusetts. Myles Calvey, IBEW #2222 financial secretary and strike activist, is calling into The Labor Forum, WRFG 89.3FM on Monday, May 16. He will give us a picture of the large and strong actions being taken by the strikers and their supporters in this key union battle against the telecommunications giant. Brother Calvey will be on air from 4:15-4:30pm.
From 4:30-4:55 pm,The Labor Forum audience will hear first-hand from two of the youth who were arrested at the recent Board of Regents meeting, protesting the discriminatory policies barring or restricting undocumented Georgia students from attending the state’s public universities and colleges. The Labor Forum will ask about comparisons.with similar bans of African American students during Jim Crow segregation. The workers’ movement has always recognized the importance of quality education for all. We will discuss why this fight needs to be supported by labor unions and all working class communities.
The Labor Forum team is expanding with the addition of Dawn O’Neal, childcare worker and Fight for $15 member and Annette Taylor, Rise Up activist.They are joining Dianne Mathiowetz,retired autoworker and UAW #10 member and Paul McLennan, retired MARTA worker and ATU #732 member as well as Christopher Hollis, GSU student and the program engineer and Azi Ebrahimi, video and social media creator.
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