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 Building Bridges 
 Weekly Program
 Workers Rising, Low-Wage Worker Organizing, Steven Greenhouse, M. Patricia Smith, U.S. Dept. of Labor , Dorian Warren, Angelo Falcon, National Institute for Latino Policy Debra Axt, ., Make the Road, N.Y., Center for Popular Democracy, United N.Y.
 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg  
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Workers Rising, Low-Wage Worker Organizing
. Steven Greenhouse, journalist, N.Y. Times
. M. Patricia Smith, Solicitor, U.S. Dept. of Labor
. Dorian Warren, Assoc. Prof., Columbia University
. Angelo Falcon, Pres. and Founder, National Institute for Latino Policy
. Debra Axt, Co-Ex. Dir., Make the Road, N.Y.

The Center for Popular Democracy and United N.Y. organized Workers Rising, a conference to celebrate and discuss the exciting new formations and activism of low-wage workers in 2012 to drive that momentum towards more victories in 2013. In 2012, a wave of worker organizing rose across low-wage industries in NYC and across the nation, propelled by workers' anger at poverty wages and intolerable working conditions. Supported by community, faith-based groups, unions, and elected officials, these workers participated in nationwide protests at Wal-Mart, led the first coordinated strikes in the history of America's fast food industry, unionized at car washes and groceries, and took on major N.Y.C. retailers efforts to offer only part-time work.
produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
please email us if you plan to broadcast this program - knash@igc.org

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