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Local Labor Activists on Wage Theft, Fair Wages for Fast Food Workers and Rebuilding Better Working Conditions

09/02/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. Today we'll talk with Aaron Carmella (813-215-5945) and Dustin Ponder of the West Central Florida Federation of Labor about the recent fast food strike in Tampa, wage theft, and what can be done to improve working conditions here in Florida.

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Santa takes on Wal-Mart labor issues: VIDEO listen

11/26/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Groups from across the country protested Wal-Mart over the weekend as a show of solidarity with striking workers. Activists from the Tampa Bay area took their action to Pinellas Park on Friday at one of the big box retailer’s busiest stores. One man, Tyler Mitchell dressed as Santa Clause and stood in front of the store’s main entrance asking shoppers to stand in solidarity with Wal-Mart employees, but was quickly asked to leave the property.

Mitchell joined a larger protesting on the...

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How will St. Pete budget crisis affect services and employees?

05/27/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. This fall St. Petersburg residents will elect a new mayor. The campaign is under way and most of the discusion seems to be centered on the future of the major league ballpark and what to do about structural problems at the Pier.

But some city workers want to ask the candidates about the city's budget problems and how will they deal with possible layoffs and cuts in city services.

Our guests are two union activists who represent ...

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Labor journalist: Not so quick on the auto bailout

11/20/08 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to WMNF’s Radioactivity, I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up: we’ll meet a Catholic priest who is one of the country’s leading peace activists, Father John Dear. We’ll also speak with a journalist about the latest on the possible bailout for the auto industry.

But first some listener comments about yesterday’s interview with Steve Yerrid, the lead attorney in the group of Florida lawyers who sued the tobacco industry 10 years ago on behalf of the state of Florida a...

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United Way of Palm Beach protests budget cuts listen

09/05/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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In 2007 the Legislature approved a plan that will limit the amount of state aid going to some people with disabilities when it goes into effect on Oct. 15. Now, a United Way chapter is asking its members to fight those changes.

Florida’s Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) serves the needs of state residents with developmental disabilities through waivers for services, including Medicaid waivers.

Melanie Etters is communications director for the AP...

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