Workers Won't Back Down: The Fight for $15

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Air date: 
Wed, 12/07/2016 - 9:00am to 10:00am
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Building Bridges reports on a nationwide strike and The 30 Minute Cut addresses the importance of a prevailing wage

 

On Building Bridges: as newly-elected politicians and newly-empowered corporate special interests threaten an extremist agenda to move the country to the right, working Americans announced that their 4-year-old Fight for $15 will not back down & that any efforts to block wage increases, gut workers rights or healthcare, deport immigrants, or support racism or racist policies, will be met with unrelenting opposition. To show their determination in the face of the seismic shifts in the political climate, workers in the Fight for $15 waged their most disruptive protests yet, expanding their movement to nearly 20 airports serving 2 million passengers a day, and risking arrest via mass civil disobedience in front of McDonalds restaurants from Detroit to Denver.

Then in the second half hour on The 30 Minute Cut: Bill Londrigan of the Kentucky AFL-CIO joins us to talk about what we can expect from republican law makers this election cycle and what Prevailing Wage means and its importance to workers.  Kristina Lopez of Media Matters updates us on the Standing Rock situation and how veterans have shown up to protect protesters. We are all surprised at how little mainstream press coverage this is getting as well. 

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