Monthly Archives: March 2018
HUMAN CRISIS IN PUERTO RICO
After our opening segments on The Labor Forum bringing listeners Labor News and History, the March 26 program will discuss the ongoing human crisis that persists in Puerto Rico, more than six months after the island was devastated by back to back hurricanes.
Tens of thousands of Puerto Rican homes remain without electricity, many workers are unemployed, roads and public services remain inaccessible in rural areas.
Privatization and austerity are the dominant governmental responses to the people’s suffering.
Marnie Bell-Ferguson, a volunteer organizer with Puerto Rico Love, an organization that has been engaged in providing supplies and other solidarity to the people, will provide an update on how communities here and in Puerto Rico are dealing with the situation.
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Update on West Virginia Teachers’ Strike TODAY on The Labor Forum
One of the striking teachers will be calling into The Labor Forum today, airing from 4-5 on WRFG 89.3 FM
This strike by thousands of education workers in a right-to-work state has captured the attention of workers everywhere
faced with low-wages, soaring healthcare costs and anti-union, anti-worker legislation.
West Virginia, the historic home of labor struggles by miners and others, is once again the site of a fierce battle against
austerity cuts and the rule of powerful economic interests.
Joining the fight as of midnight are 1400 CWA members striking against Frontier Communications.
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