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Building Bridges Radio- Bangladeshi Worker's Dream & SEIU: Labor Must Organize or Die

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report brings you this 28 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON INTERNET WEB ADDRESS LINK
Building Bridges:
Your Community and Labor Report - National Edition
Produced by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash

A Bangladeshi Worker's Dream

"If I could earn 4500 taka a month ($75 or 37 cents/hr).
For me this would be a dream. I could afford to buy milk for my baby, and baby food. I could repay my loans. I could buy fish and fruit sometimes. I could buy a new dress, so I could go out once in my life
without having to wear my dirty dress from work."

from testimony of Maksuda, a Bangladeshi garment worker, from a tour organized by the National Labor Committee


Labor Must Organize or Die
Tom Woodruff , Executive VP, Service Employees International Union in charge of National Organizing.

Tom talked at Cornell University Global Union Forum about the current crisis in the union movement and the pressing need for unions to restructure the
AFL-CIO including forming global unions and the need to formulate an AFL-CIO wide strategy to organize Wal-Mart.The SEIU is leading a coalition
of unions called the New Unity Partnership which is putting forth these and a number of controversial proposals to revitalize the union movement.

To download or play this 27:54 minute program:
go to radio4all download page:

Building Bridges is regularly broadcast over WBAI, 99.5 FM in the N.Y.C Metropolitan area on Mondays from 7-8pm EST and streamed at

for more information email knash (at)

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