Rising Up With Sonali

Rising Up With Sonali – May 2, 2017

On May Day, hundreds of thousands of people are expected to mobilize against Donald Trump and the Republican Party’s anti-immigrant and anti-worker agenda. On today’s show we’ll bring you a report from the streets of Los Angeles where May Day has a long tradition. And, immigrant workers at Tom Cat Bakery in Long Island, New York, are resisting an effort by Homeland Security and their employer to produce papers or be fired. Manuel Lema is one of dozens of workers who have decided to organize and resist. We’ll speak with Lema alongside Diana Marino of the non-profit group Brandworkers which is helping the immigrant workers. Finally, author Tamara Draut will discuss the success of the Fight for 15 campaign and her new book Sleeping Giant, How the New Working Class Will Transform America.

Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.

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