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KPFA WorkWeek Radio On Puerto Rico Labor Action By US Unionists And Jones Act
WorkWeek radio looks at the role of the NNU-CNA nurses to support healthcare efforts in Puerto Rico and what the conditions are for the people. WorkWeek also looks at the role of the Jones Act and how it is affecting Puerto Rico.
WW10-24-17 Puerto Rico Labor Action By US Unionists And Jones Act
WorkWeek looks at the ongoing struggle in Puerto Rico for survival. We interview NNU CNA Alta Bates nurse Gregory Callison about his solidarity action to help the people of Puerto Rico.
We also interview retired ILWU longshoreman Jack Heyman. Heyman talks about the Jones Act and why it is coming under attack.
Production of KPFA Pacifica WorkWeek Radio
The National Nurses Union/California Nurses Association sent over 50 nurses to support healthcare efforts on the island. They found desperate and deadly conditions.
Rightwingers and union busters are seeking to eliminate the Jones Act which protects maritime jobs for US sailors. The ports of Puerto Rico are presently clogged with cargo which cannot be moved primarily because the roads are still blocked by hurricane caused damage.