Daily Archives: October 17, 2016
From 4-5pm, every Monday, WRFG 89.3FM broadcasts The Labor Forum, an hour of news, labor history and interviews with those engaged in the struggles for worker rights on the job, in the community and around the world.
On Monday, Oct. 17, from 4:15-4:30pm, Devyn Springer, a student at Kennesaw State University will explain why students and faculty opposed the naming of Sam Olens to the position of president of the university and what that appointment reveals about the political process.
At 4:30pm, Ed Childs,Chief Steward of Local 26, UNITE HERE, along with other striking workers will call in from Boston following today’s student walk-out in support of the dining hall staff. On strike since Oct. 5, the workers are up against the elite Ivy League school with its $37.6 billion endowment and powerful alumni. Th contract fight is over Harvard’s demands for cuts to retirement and health benefits as well as its failure to abide by living wage agreements in the expired contract.
This strike is representative of the upsurge among women, people of color and immigrants in service jobs to demand respect, decent pay and working conditions.
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