Rally to Defend NYU Graduate Workers Against Threat of Being Fired
With
AFL-CIO President John J. Sweeney,
UAW President Ron Gettelfinger,
Change to Win Secretary-Treasurer Edgar Romney
N.Y.C. Council Members Christine Quinn and Robert Jackson
TWU Local 100 President Roger Toussaint

Nearly 1,000 graduate workers, students and faculty from NYU with workers
and community supporters from around the City rallied recently at NYU in
response to NYU Pres. Sexton’s ultimatum, telling graduate workers to return to
work by Dec 5th or be fired. Graduate teaching and research assistants at NYU,
members of GSOC-UAW Local 2110, have been on strike since Nov.,9th. They
were forced out after NYU took advantage of a regressive decision by the Bush
controlled NLRB and refused to continue to recognize & bargain with the union.
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Dephi Demands Provoke Auto Workers Resistance
With Gregg Shotwell, Member of UAW Local 2151, Delphi Auto Parts,
Coopersville, Michigan and author of “Live Bait and Ammo”.

Dephi rank and filers received an offer they had to refuse. CEO Steve Miller filed
for bankruptcy & proposed a 50% wage cut, massive layoffs & hefty bonuses for
management. Local officers and rank and file workers at many union locals across
several states reacted by organizing marches, petition drives, & meetings to fight
back proposing work to rule and a possible strike. According to Shotwell “The rank
& file have a plan...it is based on inflicting economic hardship on GM-Delphi until
management understands that a fair contract is cheaper than industrial combat.
But when workers run production backwards cost exceeds profit and the
consequences fit the criminals like handcuffs.”
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From Myths to Mobilizing: Reframing U.S. Africa Relations on HIV/AIDS,
and Debt
with Noble Prize Nominee Wahu Kaara.

Wahu Kaara , Ecumenical Coordinator for the Millennium Development
Goals at the All Africa Conference of Churches & the Global Call to
Action Against Poverty, a renowned Kenyan educator and global social
justice activist speaks on critical issues facing Africa including
international debt, and HIV/AIDS.
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You can also tune into Mimi Rosenberg's "In Brief" heard on Wakeup Call,
every Wed.at 7:45 am, where she examines issues of law and social justice.
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Building Bridges and most WBAI Programs are now being archived
for 90 Days. They are also being PodCast. These links will be live ca.
15 minutes after the program ends. To listen, download or PodCast
archived shows go to  http://archive.wbai.org/index.php?sort=nameaz

To contact Building Bridges send e-mail to  knash@igc.org