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Monday September 5, 2005 7:00 PM ­ 12:00 PST
A Production of the KPFA Labor Collective

The KPFA Labor Collective will be producing 5 hours of labor programming for Labor Day 2005 that will include pre-recorded programs. live interviews as well as call-ins. Please help let your friends and co-workers know about this important schedule of programming.

7:00 PM
CA State Workers, High Stress and The Battle For  A Contract

7:30 PM
Teachers, Privatization And the Right To An Education

8:00 PM
The Crisis In Labor and The AFL-CIO & The AMFA-NWA Strike With Call-Ins

9:00 PM
Deregulation, Injured Workers And The "Disability Nightmare"

9:30 PM
Wal-Martization, What It Is and How To Fight It

10:00 PM
Iraq, Working People, The War And The Debate In The AFL-CIO

10:30 PM
Northwest Womenıs Trade Union School & Women Workers Fight For Justice

11:00 PM
The Double Stigma, Migrant Sex Industry Workers & U.S. Politics
12:00 Program Ends

This Labor Day Programming was produced by Carl Bryant, Maxine Doogan, Tami Bryant, Kazmi Torii, Nancey Keiler, Silvia Ledema,  Terri Re, Steve Zeltzer

For more information or to find out more about the collective contact the
KPFA Labor Collective (510)848-6767 Extension 606
KPFA Box #69 1929 MLK Blvd. Berkeley, CA

www.pacifica.org; The Pacifica Foundation 1925 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way; Berkeley CA  94704-1037; www.pacifica.org

                   MEDIA ADVISORY

Contact: Rob Robinson
(202) 547-0435

Pacifica Radio Calls Labor Day 2005
"A Day for Unity, Solidarity and Peace for Working People"
Will Broadcast Dialogue for Trade Union Rank-and-File

The Pacifica Foundation will broadcast a network-wide Labor Day Program on Monday, September 5, 2005 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time.  Rank-and-file union members are invited to call-in during the broadcast and express their views on the labor movement.  The toll-free number is: 1-800-958- 9008.

Said Pacifica acting Executive Director Ambrose I. Lane, "This is a holiday dedicated to our working class heroes, the movement and the middle-class they created.  But most Americans do not understand that the New Deal programs, like Social Security, and their protections, like the right to organize for collective bargaining, have been targeted for extinction ­ along with our labor unions. So, we plan to lay out the past, present and future of the American labor movement."  

Pacifica Foundation Vice Chair Julie Chavez Rodriguez amplified, "Pacifica hopes to begin a dialogue that the leadership of US Labor, so far, has forgotten: weıre going to ask trade union members and activists what direction and what goals they would like the labor movement to pursue.  Because we are Pacifica, we will ensure that labor voices of women, people of color, immigrants, gays and lesbians, Spanish speakers and workers against the war in Iraq are loud and clear."

The program will air on Pacifica stations KPFA, 94.1 fm in Berkeley, CA; KPFK, 90.7 fm, in Los Angeles, CA; KPFT, 90.1 fm, in Houston, TX; WBAI, 99.5 fm in New York City, NY, and WPFW, 89.3 fm in Washington, D.C.  The program will also be offered to Pacifica affiliates: for a listing of Pacifica affiliates, their locations, call letters and frequencies, go the Pacifica web site at: www.pacifica.org.

Guests, hosts and commentators slated for the broadcast include: Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, author of H.R. 2092, the "Save America Comprehensive Immigration Act of 2005" (D-TX); historian Howard Zinn; Bill Fletcher, labor activist and President of TransAfrica Forum; labor activists Katy Quan and Baldemar Velazquez; and trade unionists from South Africa and Iraq.


www.pacifica.org; The Pacifica Foundation 1925 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way; Berkeley CA  94704-1037; www.pacifica.org


Free Special "State-of-Labor" report

At the link below you will find the Workers Independent News special
state-of-US-labor report. This report comes just in time for Labor Day
and covers issues important to workers and working families today. Some
of the subjects covered include the split in US labor, the connection
between Wal-Mart and healthcare, Social Security, the link between
airlines and the pension system, the importance of the hotel organizing
campaign and the US Labor global outlook.

It opens with a look at the history of Labor Day from Anthony Arnove,
co-editor with Howard Zinn on Voice's of a People's History of the
United States

If you play the report, please let us know. Also, we are open to any
comments and criticism you may have concerning the report. We hope to do
more programs like this in the future and your input can only help us
make them better.

The report is exactly 29 minutes long. It features two one minute breaks
one starting at 7:55 (until 9:03) and a second at 19:12 (until 20:20).
Each break has a music intro and outro.

To save the report, right click on the link and save as...

Workers Independent News Special State of US Labor Report



Free Special "State-of-Labor" report

See parameters of the labor special below the flyer.

To access the Special Labor Report, click here: