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1/7 WorkWeek Radio Show-Texas Protest At Volero, Mi Pueblo Workers, Emancipation Proclamat
WorkWeek radio on KPFA on 1/7/13 -Texas Protest At Volero with environmentalist and injured worker advocate Diane Wilson, Mi Pueblo Workers for for justice and unionization and the use of ICE by the owners to terrorize workers, WW also looks at the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and also interviews CNA RN Kay McVay On The CNA-NUHW affiliation.
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1/7 WorkWeek Radio Show-Texas Protest At Volero, Mi Pueblo Workers, Emancipation Proclamation & CNA RN Kay McVay On The CNA-NUHW affiliation.
WorkWeek goes to Houston Texas and interviews environmental activist and injured worker advocate Diane Wilson. Wilson has been on a hunger strike along with others to stop the Volero oil company from bringing tar sands to Texas to process at their refinery.
Next we will look at the struggle of the 30 Northern California Mi Pueblo food store workers who are fighting for justice including San Jose and Oakland. These immigrant workers face the ICE and the owners as they fight or justice. Next we interview past CNA president Kay McVay about the recent affiliation of the CNA and NUHW and threats that healthcare workers and nurses face.
This is also the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln and we will look at the relevance of that anniversary for working people today. Professor Eric Foner who is a important historian on the civil war and the labor and black struggle talks about the lessons of the Proclamation Emancipation and what it means for working people today. He is also the author of the important book "The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery".
We will also have our WorkWeek calendar.
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Diane Wilson, a shrimper in Texas and injured worker advocate talks about her struggle against Volero oil to import the tar sands oil and how this will affect the environment and workers health and safety.
Professor Eric Foner is a national expert on the US civil war and the role of class and race in the struggle. His book The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery won a Pulitzer prize.
Mi Pueblo store workers and their supporters rally for justice and against the use of E-verify and ICE to intimidate and terrorize immigrant workers by the owner in order to prevent unionization.