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  Labor Day and Unions

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9/4/2017

Original Radio Show  ID:
WSA170904

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1. Lisa Maldonado,  Area Director, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)1021

1a. Maddy Hirschfield, Political Director, North Bay Labor Council

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 1.  Lisa Maldonado and Maddy Hirschfield join us in the studio, where outside the North Bay Labor Council was finishing its well-attended 19th Annual Labor Day Breakfast at the Carpenter's Union in Santa Rosa to talk about the origins of Labor Day and their personal journeys into the firght for labor rights. Lisa shares how her immigrant parents were able to get an opening to joining the Middle Class through her dad's struggle to join and to keep his union job. The 8-hour day and 40-hour week are common today because of workers orgainizing to bargain as a collective unit with the employers leveraging power with their wealth profiting off the labor. Lisa and Maddy also discuss the lobbying efforts around the bill being debated in the State Assembly AB1250,  Project Labor Agreements,and the the trhreat of the "Right To Work" movement to destroy union solidarity in the workplace.


About our Guest:  Lisa Maldonado is the Area Director at SEIU1021 a public employee union representing working people in the North Bay. SEIU1021 represents over 4500 city, county, non-profit and municipal workers and is a strong force for social justice for all working people, leading on campaigns to fight for increased wages, pensions and paid sick leave for all. Lisa is an attorney and has previously worked as Field Director of the ACLU of Northern California where she coordinated field campaigns on issues such as racial profiling, the death penalty, marriage equality and immigrant’s rights. She is also a member of the Board of Directors at KBBF.

Guest Link: SEIU1021 www.seiu1021.org/category/where-we-work/counties/sonoma-county/

www.facebook.com/SEIU1021

 

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About our Guest:  Maddy Hirschfield  has lived and been active in public life in Sonoma County for more than thirty years. Maddy has a long record of involvement in progressive politics at the local level, having served as manager and/or consultant to dozens of Sonoma County candidate and ballot measure campaigns to protect the environment, health care services, worker rights, transportation and equal rights for all. In 2002 she was voted Sonoma County Democrat of the Year and is Former Chair of the Sonoma County Democratic Party. Over 12 years she served two state legislators as primary speech writer and District Director. She is currently the Political Director for the North Bay Labor Council of the AFL-CIO, that reprepresents over 70 unions.

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North Bay Labor Council
https://unionhall.aflcio.org/nblc

http://www.facebook.com/northbaylaborcouncil


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 Music Selections:

The Opening and Closing Theme song is with permission of the Composer and Singer Alix Dobkin: The Woman in Your Life is You by Alix Dobkin from the album Living with Lavender Jane (Women's Wax Works) - www.alixdobkin.com

We Were There performed by Bev Grant from the Album: We Were There: Songs of Women Labor History  (Human Condition Music)

Bread and Roses by Bobbie McGee from the Album: Classic Labor Songs from Smithsonian Folkways  (2006 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)

Which Side are you On by Bev Grant  from the Album: We Were There: Songs of Women Labor History  (Human Condition Music)


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