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

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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/

WRFG Labor Forum on Monday, Dec 11

On the Dec.11th program, guests on The Labor Forum include Sara Patenaude of Hate Free Decatur who will update us on the
struggle to remove the confederate monument in Decatur Square. This interview will be from 4:15 to 4:30.

At 4:30pm, Katie Foster with the Atlanta-N. Georgia Labor Council will provide information on the impact of the proposed tax “reform”
bills on working and poor people. The versions passed by the House and Senate differ and must be reconciled in committee before
proceeding to become law.

The Labor Forum airs every Monday on WRFG 89.3FM from 4-5pm. The opening segment includes Labor Headlines and This Week
in Labor History providing our listeners with important news and views relevant to “those who do the work.”

For additional information, please see http://www.wrfglaborforum.org

WRFG Labor Forum on Monday, Nov 27

Moonamum James, co-leader of UAINE (United American Indians of New England) is a special guest on the

Nov. 27th edition of The Labor Forum program.
For 47 years, UAINE has organized  a march at Plymouth Rock on Thanksgiving Day o expose the truth about
the genocidal actions of the Pilgrims and to raise the ongoing struggle of native peoples to maintain their lands,
language and culture.
Moonamum James will describe the event that took place on Thursday, Nov. 23 and the solidarity expressed by
union members, Black Lives Matter activists, LGBTQ groups and other communities fighting for justice.
This interview will begin at 4:30.
Earlier in the program, at 4:15, Eva Cardenas will update our listeners on immigration and detention issues in Atlanta
The Labor Forum brings a working class perspective to the political, social and economic developments on the local,
national and international scene.
The program airs every Monday from 4-5pm on WRFG 89.3FM.For additional information, please see http://www.wrfglaborforum.org

WRFG Labor Forum on Monday, Nov 13

The Labor Forum on WRFG 89.3FM hears from graduate students at Emory University about the issues that have
caused them to organize for union recognition. Courtney Kaye Rawlings will join us to talk about this struggle of graduate student workers who teach a large number of the classes at universities across the country. A union victory was just gained at the University of Chicago, no doubt an encouraging message to the Emory students.

Courtney will be providing information about a Nov. 20 rally at Emory. This interview will be from 4:15-4:30pm.

The organizer of “Teach the Truth,” will be calling in from Los Angeles, Ca. at 4:30pm. Nolan Hack is spearheading an effort to
bring awareness to students and the community about the history of the persons for whom public schools are named. Often times,
it is someone whose fame is rooted in exploitative or repressive actions against people of color, in particular.

Nolan will tell us about the launch of this campaign on Nov. 17.

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

We thank everyone who contributed to WRFG during our Fall Pledge Drive and encourage you to help spread the word to others
about our program and all the other unique music and public affairs offerings on Atlanta’s community radio station.

And if you were unable to make a contribution these last three weeks, your financial support is always welcome and needed.
You can call 404.523.8989, go online at wrfg.org or use the station’s mobile app, to donate.

WRFG Labor Forum program on Monday, Oct 30

The Labor Forum on WRFG 89.3FM will offer a special program on Monday, Oct. 30, 4-5pm during the second week of the Fall Pledge Drive as we interview Rose Omamo from Kenya and Cida Trajano from Brazil.

Both women are leaders of the labor movement in their countries and are members of a large all women delegation that attended the AFL-CIO Convention in St. Louis last week.
In Ferguson and Atlanta, they have met with organizations and communities on issues of racism and gender disparities, sharing their own struggles to overcome these obstacles to working class unity.
With both Kenya and Brazil in the news, this timely interview will take place from 4:15-4:55pm.
You are encouraged to show your support for community radio, WRFG, and The Labor Forum by donating online at wrfg.org, or using the WRFG app on your phone as you listen to the views and experiences of our two union sisters.
The Labor Forum is honored to have Rose Omamo and Cida Trajano join the long list of union and community activists whose voices can be found on WRFG.
Be sure to tune in Monday  at 4pm. The video of the program will be on The Labor Forum YouTube channel for later viewing.
For additional information, go to http://www.wrfglaborforum.org

WRFG Labor Forum on Monday, Oct 23

The WRFG 89.3FM Fall Pledge Drive starts Monday, Oct. 23.

Our 4:15-4:30 guest is Ebone Williams, office administrator and program coordinator for the Atlanta- N.Georgia Labor Council who will bring our listeners information about a delegation of union women from Kenya and Brazil visiting Atlanta on Oct. 27. She will announce the events offering opportunities to meet and share common concerns affecting working women in each of our countries.

At 4:30, Atlanta AFT president, VerdailliaTurner will will discuss the crisis in public education with forces at the national and local level undermining public schools in favor of privatized education. Quality, public education for all is a matter of importance for all working families.

Both guests will join The Labor Forum team in encouraging donations to the station in recognition of the unique opportunity WRFG offers to community members and leaders to inform the public about issues and raise solutions from the perspective of “those who do the work.”

The Labor Forum airs every Monday from 4-5pm.

Much needed financial contributions can be made online at wrfg.org or by calling the station at 404.523.8989. Checks can be mailed to WRFG, 1083 Austin Ave NE, Atlanta 30307. The Labor Forum team would appreciate your donation be attributed to our program.

WRFG is a 501(c)3 entity and contributions are tax deductible as allowed by IRS regulations.

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