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Local Labor Activists on Wage Theft, Fair Wages for Fast Food Workers and Rebuilding Better Working Conditions09/02/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday) Listen to this entire show:
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.Be the first to comment
11/26/12 Janelle Irwin
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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 retailerâ€™s busiest stores. One man, Tyler Mitchell dressed as Santa Clause and stood in front of the storeâ€™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...Be the first to comment
05/27/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday) Listen to this entire show:
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 ...Be the first to comment
11/20/08 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday) Listen to this entire show:
Good afternoon, welcome to WMNFâ€™s Radioactivity, Iâ€™m Rob Lorei. Coming up: weâ€™ll meet a Catholic priest who is one of the countryâ€™s leading peace activists, Father John Dear. Weâ€™ll also speak with a journalist about the latest on the possible bailout for the auto industry.
But first some listener comments about yesterdayâ€™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...Be the first to comment
09/05/08 SeÃ¡n Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday Listen to this entire show:
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.
Floridaâ€™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...Be the first to comment