Building Bridges Radio: Your Community & Labor Report

Produced and Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash over WBAI,99.5FM in the NYC Metro Area


WORKERS OF THE WORLD TUNE IN! Introducing "Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report"

Our beat is the labor front, broadly defined, both geographically and conceptually. We examine the world of work and workers on the job as well as where they live. We examine the issues that affect their everyday lives, with a particular sensitivity towards human rights abuses, environmental concerns and the U.S. drive for global domination. We record their global struggles and provide analysis of their efforts to empower themselves and transform society to provide greater democratic, human, social, political and economic rights. Each program consists of feature stories, generally interviews, within a historical context, often accompanied by sound from demonstrations, rallies or conferences, and complemented and enhanced by poetry and instrumental or vocal -- people's culture.

Over the years Building Bridges has produced a weekly one hour program, Mondays from 7-8 PM EST, covering local, national and international labor and community issues over radio WBAI-Pacifica 99.5 FM in New York. We also produce half hour version, Building Bridges National, which is distribtued to over 40 broadcast and internet radio stations.

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In Struggle Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash

Huge WIN For Carwash Workers To Unionize - 28'  

Huge WIN For Carwash Workers To Unionize

One of the most exciting of the numerous low-wage worker organizing campaigns around the city and across the nation is that of the predominantly immigrant, car wash workers who recently scored a unionization victory in Flushing, Queens. Workers at the Jomar Car Wash voted over- whelmingly to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU). This is the sixth car wash workers election the union has won since the launch of its aggressive organizing campaign in NYC. They have been organizing in the WASH NY campaign, a joint effort of Make the Road NY and NY Communities for Change, along with the RWDSU.
“I Am A Man,” 
Say Carwash Workers In Suit To Uphold Dignity

The struggle to unionize carwash workers extends across the country. In Santa Monica, California labor leaders, immigrant rights advocates and members of the faith community gathered to support carwash workers who are standing up for justice. The carwash industry is known for abusive and illegalpractices, but now there's a class action lawsuit filed by the Mexican AmericanLegal Defense and Educational Fund against Santa Monica carwash owners to CLEAN up the industry and uphold the dignity of every worker.

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