Building Bridges Radio: Your Community & Labor Report

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


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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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Walmart Strikers Rally and Cablevision Attacks NLRB - 28'  

Walmart Strikers Rally
at Company's Shareholder
Tsegau Almaz, Walmart Associate, Crenshaw, Los Angeles, member “OUR Walmart Campaign”

Walmart strikers, with support from the OUR Walmart campaign, launched the first extended strike in the company's history, capping it with a rally outside the company's shareholder meeting in Bentonville, Ark, after a
week long “Ride for Respect.”  Workers from more than 30 cities joined in the Ride For Respect to mobilize other Walmart workers and educate the public about Walmart’s many abuses.  The Walmart workers seek higher pay, more hours of employment, health care, and protection from retaliation when they raise workers rights issues.  Walmart's workers also raised the issues of the companies failure to provide for the health and safety of  their   workers  in factories overseas that manufacture the products the retail giant sells – recalling the recent death of 1,239 garment workers in the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh. Kalpona Akter, the Ex. Dir., of the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity, who implored Walmart to take action to insure that the factories where Wal-Mart products are made should be safe for the workers joined the Bentonville  rally.

Cablevision Breaks Law, Then Attacks NLRB
Tim Dubnau, Organizing Coordinator, District One, 
Communication Workers of America

Cablevision, the cable giant is asking the federal court to undermine the authority of the National Labor Relations Board in pursing complaints charging Cablevision with multiple violations of labor law. Since Brooklyn 
technicians voted to unionize more than a year ago, Cablevision has refused to bargain in good faith.  Cablevision actually fired 23 workers in Brooklyn 
after the workers used management’s “open door” policy to talk to a vice president about how the company was stonewalling their first-contract bargaining.  Cablevision has illegally intimidated workers, brazenly violated 
federal law by firing workers for protected activity, while refusing to offer any improvements in wages to the newly unionized technicians in Brooklyn.

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