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Línea Abierta : PENSIONS AT STAKE. ALSO, FARMWORKERS TAKE ON TRADER JOE’S.
- Título: PENSIONS AT STAKE. ALSO, FARMWORKERS TAKE ON TRADER JOE’S.
- Invitado: Dr. Yanira Cruz.
- Invitados Adicionales: Héctor Barreto, Lucas Benítez.
- Conductor: Chelis López
- Conductores Adicionales: Samuel Orozco
- Fecha: MONDAY, JULY 18, 2011
- Descripción: PENSIONS AT STAKE. Republican leaders are pushing to cut key benefits of the popular Social Security program as a measure to help pay the bills of the nation and reduce the budget deficit.
- Género: News
- Ubicación: Oakland, CA
- Program Number: 6446
- Productor: Samuel Orozco
- Número del Programa: 6446
- Editor: Radio Bilingüe
- Derechos: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License
- Asunto: Politics
- Año: 2011
- Nombre del Programa: la_110718.mp3
- Duración: 59:07 minutes (54.14 MB)
- Formato: Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
PENSIONS AT STAKE. Republican leaders are pushing to cut key benefits of the popular Social Security program as a measure to help pay the bills of the nation and reduce the budget deficit. President Obama would consider those cuts, in exchange for a deal that would end tax breaks for the wealthy. Advocates for the elderly say Social Security does not contribute to the country’s deficit and the proposed reforms would hurt millions of low-income seniors. Latino elders have much at stake in the social security debate, as they have fewer retirement and savings plans than other ethnic groups.
ALSO, FARMWORKERS TAKE ON TRADER JOE’S. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers turns its attention to the supermarket chain Trader Joe’s, asking them to sign on the Fair Food Agreement, which includes a penny more per pound of tomatoes to go directly to workers, and a code of conduct to ensure fair treatment of farmworkers. On a tour through California, coalition co-founder Lucas Benítez, spoke with Samuel Orozco about the campaign. This edition includes a segment of the interview.
Guest: Lucas Benítez, Co-director, Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Immokalee, FL, www.ciw-online.org