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 Building Bridges 
 
 Weekly Program
 Yvette Butler, a mechanic, fired from the Maspeth, Queens, plant;Ramon Hernandez, a haulage driver, fired from the Elmsford, Westchester plant; Ray Rodgers, Director, Campaign to Stop Killer Coke ; John Melia, Spokesperson,Local 1-2 Utility Workers Union
 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg  
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Coke Workers Sue Calling Plants A "Cesspool Of Racial Discrimination"
With
. Yvette Butler, a mechanic, fired from the Maspeth, Queens, plant
. Ramon Hernandez, a haulage driver, fired from the Elmsford, Westchester, plant
. Ray Rodgers, Director, Campaign to Stop Killer Coke

16 African-American & Latino production workers in New York are suing Coca-Cola, accusing the company of relegating them to less favorable assignments, unfair disciplinary action and retaliation for complaining. The workers say they were subjected to racial epithets, and the people who used them went unpunished, according to the complaint. The suits are centered on two production plants one in Maspeth Queens and another in Elmsford in Westchester. Sondra Walker a merchandiser at the Maspeth plant, said she had "never been called so many names as I have been at Coca-Cola," citing "Nappy Head" and "Aunt JaMamma" as examples. Walker describes in the complaint an incident in which a white employee complaining about cleaning a sewer allegedly said: "What am I, a n----- or something?"
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Turn The Lights Back On For Locked Out Con Ed Workers
with
John Melia, Spokesperson, Local 1-2 Utility Workers Union

Building Bridges brings you an exclusive update on contract negotiations with the locked out NYC workers of Local 1-2 of the UWUA and Con Ed.
produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
please email us if you plan to broadcast this program - knash@igc.org

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