Building Trades

LaborPress Is On The Air!

October 26, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco

LP publisher Neal Tepel behind the mic.

LP publisher Neal Tepel behind the mic.

New York, NY – LaborPress is premiering a hard-hitting new radio talk show at WWRL 1600 am this week. Hosted by LP’s own publisher Neal Tepel, the weekly program will delve deep into the challenges gripping today’s complex workplace and feature the most prominent voices in the labor movement. 

Week one takes on the pernicious problem of wage theft currently striking at the core of industries as diverse as construction and entertainment.

Striking ironworkers Carrol Turner, LaFondra Brown and Christian Mejia.

Striking ironworkers Carrol Turner, LaFondra Brown and Christian Mejia.

Neal welcomes Councilmember Helen Rosenthal [D-6th District] who candidly talks about the latest legislative efforts to create an ombudsman within the department of Housing, Preservation & Development which could go a long way in reining in bad contractors engaged in wage theft, labor violations, and shoddy construction.

NYS Iron Workers District Council Organizer Eddie Jorge engages the progressive councilmember about the grim realities presently facing hardworking men and women on non-union construction sites throughout out the city. Striking iron workers Carrol Turner, LaFondra Brown and Christian Mejia, meanwhile, recount some of the many outrageous indignities and injustices they and others routinely suffered at the hands of one of the most powerful building contractors in New York City. 

Council member Helen Rosenthal with labor organizer Eddie Jorge.

Council member Helen Rosenthal with labor organizer Eddie Jorge.

Michael Araujo, lead policy organizer for ROC-United, New England, closes out the inaugural LaborPress Radio Show with a sober look at the history of tipping in the U.S. and the unfair wage structure that continues to disadvantage workers throughout the industry. 

Don’t miss the LaborPress Radio Show hosted by Neal Tepel on WWRL 1600 am every Sunday morning at 9 a.m.

 
October 25, 2015

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