New York, NY – In this special Earth Day edition of Stuck Nation Radio, we’re talking about protecting the very air essential workers breathe in Newark, NJ, and confronting Amazon’s many workplace abuses with the almighty power of unionization on Staten Island. (Listen Below)
Segment A: Hear from activist Kim Gaddy, the national Environmental Justice Director for Clean Water Action and Dr. Robert Lumbach, a physician and nationally recognized environmental and occupational health expert based at Rutgers School of Public Health about their efforts to stop the construction by the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission of yet another massive gas powered generation facility in Ironbound.
Plus and an exclusive interview after the April 24 Amazon Labor Union Rally with Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants (CWA) and possible candidate for AFL-CIO president.
Segment B: An Earth Dayalujah visit from the Rev. Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Choir with Savitri D., the director of the Church of Stop Shopping. Rev. Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir’s gospel affirms workers like the Amazon Labor Union but opposes consumerism, militarism and capitalism’s attack on nature. Rev. Billy recounts his work with Chris Smalls, the Amazon Labor Union, and the Congress of Essential Workers in 2020. The Stop Shopping Choir celebrated a funeral service at Jeff Bezos mansion on Madison Square for the thousands of essential workers killed by COVID when Amazon was not being transparent with what they were doing to keep their workforce safe at their fulfillment centers. At Christmastime, Rev. Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir returned for a holiday celebration around a 40-foot-tall Christmas tree they improvised out of Amazon boxes they found on the streets. Segment includes world broadcast premier of three NEW earth celebration songs.