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Calendar: Labor at The Crossroads Summer Schedule

Published March 24, 2011

After fifteen years Labor at the Crossroads, New York’s only monthly labor program about issues affecting working people, is discontinuing production. Labor at the Crossroads, better known as LABOR X, began in 1988 as a collaboration between ASHP/CML and the CUNY Association for Worker Education. Over its fifteen years, succeeding LABOR X producers Liz Sheehan, Tami Gold, and Simin Farkhondeh and executive producer Steve Brier produced more than seventy programs on topics such as immigrant and gay and lesbian worker rights, racism on the job, NAFTA and GATT, various union organizing drives, prison labor, and sweatshops. Although we are unable to continue to produce the series, LABOR X programs will remain available for sale and distribution.

This summer Labor at the Crossroads will air several documentaries by a range of labor media producers. See program descriptions and airdates for the New York area below:

“Chicago Muzahaira: Stop Attacks on Immigrants.” On February 15, 2003, a significant anti-war demonstration took place in Chicago¹s Pakistani neighborhood in tandem with international actions. A coalition of 100 organizations planned the event, which significantly differed from earlier protests because it took place where working people and immigrants live. The “muzahaira” on Devon Avenue showed the grassroots basis of the Chicago movement against the war. Produced by Labor Beat, 2003.

In all five New York boroughs on CUNY-TV (Cable Channel 75) are
Wednesday, June 18 at 10:00 AM, 3:00PM, 8:00PM
Saturday, June 21 at 8:00 PM and
Sunday, June 22 at 10:00 AM

“Labor and the New Imperialism.” Chicago trade unionists discuss their opposition to the Iraq war. With Steve Edwards, President of AFSCME 2858; Mark Position, Recording Secretary. Teamsters Local 705; Cynthia Rodriguez, Vice President, SEIU Local 73; Barry Romo, National Coordinator VVAW and Shop Steward, National Postal Mailhandlers Union; James Thwinda, Executive Director, Chicago Jobs with Justice; and Katie Jordan. Produced by Labor Beat, 2003.

In all five New York boroughs on CUNY-TV (Cable Channel 75)
Wednesday, July 16 at 10:00 AM, 3:00PM, 8:00PM
Saturday, July 19 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, July 20 at 10:00 AM

“Italy Stopped Italy Protest, Part I.” After the elections of summer of 2001 in Italy, the new government led by Silvio Berlusconi launched an attack on more than 50 years of gains achieved by Italian workers. The major focus of the attack was to abolish Article 18 of the Worker¹s Statute, which forces employers to take back any worker who has been fired without just cause. This two-part program looks at the massive struggle by trade unions to oppose the government. Produced by Stefano Stefani/Atelier Distribuzione in collaboration with l’Unitá of Italy.

Wednesday, August 20 at 10:00 AM, 3:00PM, 8:00PM
Saturday, August 23 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, August 24 at 10:00 AM

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