Monthly Archives: January 2018

WRFG Labor Forum on Monday, Jan. 29 from 4-5pm

Please tune into The Labor Forum on Monday, Jan. 29 from 4-5pm on WRFG 89.3FM for labor headlines, labor history and interviews with labor and community activists.
From 4:15-4:30, Raymond Partolan will be discussing the crisis for DACA youth with the failure of Congress to pass immigration legislation.
UAW #869 Executive Board member, Martha Grevatt will speak about what workers should know about the fraudulent Honduran elections from 4:30-4:55pm.

The Labor Forum airs every Monday from 4-5pm on WRFG 89.3FM. For additional information, please see wrfglaborforum.org

WRFG Labor Forum on Monday, Jan 22

On Monday, Jan. 22, The Labor Forum on WRFG 89.3FM offers information on two issues of importance to working people and their
families — the struggle for a $15 an hour minimum wage and the consequences of having an arrest record while looking for a job.

From 4:15 to 4:30, The Labor Forum team will hear from filmmaker, Robert Lamothe about his video, “Street Scenes 15” which captures the passion, determination and conviction of low-wage workers in Boston to win a $15 an hour minimum wage and a union. He offers his film as an organizing tool to spur the fight for economic justice and worker power.

At 4:30 Fulton County Solicitor General Keith Gammage will tell The Labor Forum audience about the process of expungement or removing criminal data from a person’s record. In particular, he will talk about an event taking place on Saturday, Jan. 27 at the IBEW auditorium, 501 Pulliam St SW, from 10am-2pm, offering expungement services and counseling to Fulton County residents.

The Labor Forum airs every Monday from 4-5pm on WRFG 89.3FM. For additional information, please see http://www.wrfglaborforum.org

WRFG Labor Forum on Monday Jan 15, 2018

The Labor Forum program commemorates the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr on Jan. 15 with Greg Fann of AFSCME discussing the struggle for higher wages by DeKalb County employees from 4:15-4:30pm.

From 4:30 to 4:55, the focus will be on the Florida prisoners’ strike that began today. The program co-hosts will examine the prisoners’ demand to be paid for the work they perform. Listeners will hear from one of the organizer’s of the strike about their need for solidarity.

The Labor Forum airs every Monday from 4-5pm on WRFG 89.3FM. For additional information, please see http://www.wrfglaborforum.org

Why Prisoner-Workers are on Strike in Florida: Film & Discussion

In support of the strike called by prisoner-workers in Florida (Operation PUSH), the Atlanta branch of Workers World Party will be hosting a public screening of the film Visions of Abolition followed by a panel/audience discussion on the experiences of the (formerly) incarcerated, the continuation of slavery, and the role of the so-called justice system in maintaining racial and economic inequality. We hope to connect the struggle for more humane conditions to a larger conversation around the historical and contemporary function of police and the prison system.

The event will be held at the Phillip Rush Center Annex Building at 328 Mell Ave NE (at the corner of DeKalb Ave behind Radial Cafe).

Friday, Jan 19th 6:30-9:00 pm

A statement from Florida prisoners about why they organized the strike and what they hope to accomplish can be found at:
https://fighttoxicprisons.wordpress.com/2017/12/06/fl-prisoners-announce-operation-push-starting-jan-15-to-cripple-prison-system/
SPARC Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/SPARC-133851070619730/

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