National Day of Action Against WARS at Home and Abroad April 14-15, 2018

The Atlanta action is one of many that are happening across the US on Ap. 14-15, initiated by a number of national organizations and coalitions including United National Anti-war Coalition, Black Voices for Peace, Code Pink, International Action Center, Veterans for Peace, US Peace Council, ANSWER and many, many others. For more information on the national organizing, see springaction2018.org
Please help spread the word on your various social media formats.

Link to the Facebook page for the event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/384864438647707/permalink/391082704692547/

 

 

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WRFG Labor Forum on Monday, April 2

The Ap. 2 Labor Forum program  on WRFG 89.3FM will bring our listeners into the mass actions taking place in Oklahoma City as teachers,parents, students and community members take their demands for living wages for education workers and fully funded, quality public education to the state’s elected officials.

This update from the Oklahoma State Capitol will take the place of the Labor Headline segment at 4:05.
Dawn O’Neal will then provide a commentary on the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and the Memphis sanitation workers strike of 1968. in the Labor History segment
At 4:15, Erca Iheme, with AFSCME’s Field Education Department, will provide information on the events taking place in Memphis today through Ap. 4. She is an organizer of the IAM 2018 campaign to bring the lessons of past struggles to the necessary education and mobilization required to take on today’s challenges of racism, poverty and war.
At 4:30. Linda Willis, an organizer for the Poor People’s Campaign scheduled to amass in Washington, DC later this spring will discuss the background and goals of this re-incarnation of the initiative Dr. King was leading 50 years ago before his murder.
The Labor Forum airs every Monday from 4-5pm on WRFG 89.3FM.
We thank all those who made contributions to WRFG during our Spring pledge drive and encourage all listeners and supporters of independent, progressive radio to provide financial assistance whenever you can. Every dollar makes us a stronger voice for working people’s struggles.
For additional information, please see wrfglaborforum.org

WRFG Labor Forum on Mon, March 26

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.
The Labor Forum airs every Monday from 4-5pm on WRFG 89.3FM.
Our thanks and appreciation for all those who pledged their financial support during the Spring Drive. Your donations are always welcome any time of the year!!
For additional information, please see wrfglaborforum.org

WRFG Labor Forum on Monday March 5 & WRFG’s Spring Pledge Drive begins TODAY

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.
WRFG’s Spring Pledge Drive begins today, March 5 and goes until March 25.  

Please Show your support for independent, community radio and The Labor Forum, in particular,
by making a contribution online at wrfg.org,  by mail at 1083 Austin Ave NE, Atlanta 30307 or by calling in at 404.523.8989.
 
Thank you,
The Labor Forum team

WRFG Spring Pledge Drive (March5th-March 25th)

WRFG Labor Forum on Monday, Feb 12

The Labor Forum on WRFG 89.3FM welcome three guests to today’s program, all actively engaged in campaigns to win economic justice for low-wage workers.

From 4:15-4:30, Jacklyn Izsrael with the Atlanta chapter of the National Domestic Workers Alliance will provide information about an upcoming event honoring Dorothy Bolden who organized thousands of domestic workers nationally into a union. The NDWA is continuing the work of empowering domestic workers to win wage and benefit improvements for their vital work.
At 4:30, Tina Pippin, an Agnes Scott College faculty member and Della Spurley-Bell, a retired ASC custodian and founder of the ASC union chapter, will talk about the ongoing Living Wage campaign at the college. A common issue at many colleges and universities is the contracting out of food services, transportation, grounds work and other necessary jobs to other companies who often pay miserly wages and offer no benefits. Details of a Feb. 17th teach-in on economic justice will be discussed.
The Labor Forum airs every Monday from 4-5pm on WRFG 89.3FM, Atlanta’s progressive community radio station.
For additional information, please see wrfglaborforum.org

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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