A production of Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report, WBAI-Pacifica, New York City
Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
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Building a Movement for Green Jobs to Re-industrialize the U.S.
with Leo Gerard, President of the United Steelworkers
We feature the voice of a labor leader who is building bridges between workers internationally and sees the ties that bind the labor and environmental movements in the U.S. Leo Gerard, President of the United Steelworkers with 850,000 members in the USA and Canada is a co-founder of the Apollo Alliance, whose goal is developing efficient energy alternatives to fossil fuels and jobs, jobs, jobs. Labor & environmental activists are pressing for the creation of green jobs as the way to re-industrialize the U.S., and are fighting to make sure that U.S. trade relations change so that jobs are kept in the U.S.. The Steelworkers recently filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization(WTO), which the Obama administration is investigating, which accuses China of violating the WTO free-trade rules by subsidizing exports of clean energy equipment like solar panels and wind turbines.
President Gerard spoke recently at a forum sponsored by the organization Rekindling Reform and by the Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies at the City University of New York.
And then building more bridges:
The One Nation Working Together March on Washington
We present excerpts from the One Nation Working Together March on Washington, which brought hundreds of thousands of men and woman from the working class sponsored by the AFL-CIO, NAACP, La Raza and hundreds of diverse organizations, to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC to continue the call 47 years earlier of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King for jobs, jobs, jobs and justice.
With Van Jones, Author, The Green Collar Economy, Mary K. Henry – Pres., Service Employees Intl Union (SEIU), Arthur Cheliotes, President, Local 1180, CWA, Harry Belafonte, a remarkable call for Jobs, Peace and Justice from the great actor, singer and social justice activist.
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