Today on Voices Radio: Celebrating Ed Asner & Desiree Luckey with Unite for Reproductive and Gender equality in Texas

Today on Voices from the Frontlines:
Voices Radio: Celebrating Ed Asner & Eric Mann and Channing Martinez in conversation with Desiree Luckey with Unite for Reproductive and Gender equality in Texas in the fight for Reproductive rights

Tuesday September, 7th, 2021 | 3 PM PST


This week on Voices from the Frontlines:

Desiree Luckey from Unite for Reproductive and Gender Equality (URGE) in Texas fighting for reproductive rights.

We must stand up to the vigilantes and misogynists.

Celebrating the life of Ed Asner in his role in the UAW Campaign to Keep GM Van Nuys Open

As part of an all-star team—UAW Local 645 Pete Beltran, Assemblywoman Maxine Waters, U.S. Congressman Howard Berman, Rev. Frank Higgins of the Baptist Ministers Conference, Fr. Luis Olivares from La Placita Church, Rodolfo Acuna, father of Chicano Studies, Assemblyman Art Torres, UAW leaders Mark Masoka, Dorothy Travis, Kelly Jenco, and campaign coordinator Eric Mann—who forced General Motors to keep the GM Van Nuys Plant open for ten years more than it had planned after threatening to close the plant down in 1982

Wonderful audio clips from the brilliant documentary of the Van Nuys Struggle, Tiger by the Tail, by the gifted filmmaker Michal Goldman, that won best labor film in the New York Film Festival in 1985 and is still one of the best labor/Black/Latin@, women’s workers, political films for today’s movement.

To purchase a copies of the film please visit the Strategy Center’s website: 

Let’s find dedication to fight for women’s rights all over the world and to find inspiration in the UAW/Labor Community Coalition  Campaign to Keep GM Van Nuys Open also described in Eric Mann’s book, Taking on General Motors

Support the one member one vote referendum in the United Auto Workers  at

Great appreciation to Jerry Tucker, Lou Moye, and Mike Cannon for their heroic leadership of the UAW New Directions Movement of which Eric Mann was a national officer and Chris Mathis also from LCSC was an active leader


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