On Monday, Sept. 19, listeners of The Labor Forum on WRFG 89.3FM will hear the news from Neil Gluckman of IATSE #927 of a union victory, bringing collective bargaining rights to the stagehands that set-up concerts and shows for Live Nation. This interview is from 4:15-4:30pm.
The 4:30-5pm segment as well as “This Week in Labor History” will focus on the struggle at Standing Rock, providing background information, pre-recorded interviews with Native participants and a phone conversation with NC. activist and cultural worker, Lamont Lilly who spent several days at the resistance camp in North Dakota.
Thousands of indigenous peoples from across the globe have gathered to stop the desecration of the earth by oil companies in pursuit of profit. This struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline has inspired massive, grassroots support. We will discuss the importance of the union solidarity messages from the CWA, TWU, UE, Writers Guild and others and reflect on the failure of the national AFL-CIO to do so.