The East Coast dock workers’ struggle for a fair contract will be featured this afternoon on Radio Free Georgia’s The Labor Forum. Listen today, Dec 26 at 4:30pm Eastern time to WRFG at 89.3FM or at http://www.wrfg.org/. Today’s guest will be Ken Riley of International Longshoremen’s Association Local 1422 based in Charleston, S.C., where SHROC was held earlier this month. This local is also home to the Charleston Five (see the video below).
Ken Riley is not only president of the Local but the first African-American president of the statewide AFL-CIO in South Carolina. The extended contract negotiations are scheduled to end January 28, 2013 and if there is no agreement, a strike is scheduled for midnight.