Labor Lines is a Labor Radio show about working men and women and the organizations that represent them, broadcasting in New York City as well as throughout Long Island. Labor Lines strives to take the mic to the streets and help the labor voice be heard.
Labor-Lines can be heard Saturday at 1:00 pm in NYC on AM-970 “The Answer” — 6:30 pm in Nassau County on AM -1240 WGBB — Sunday at 7:00 am in Suffolk County on WJVC 96.1 FM “My Country” – and at 8:00 am in Suffolk on WRCN “LI News Radio” 103.9 FM
Meet the Host: Vic Fusco
Vic Fusco is intricately involved in the Labor movement in New York as well as at a national level. He is also a frequent lecturer and writer in the areas of Social Security, Workers’ Compensation and media relations at such places as the Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations, the New York State Bar Association and the Practicing Law Institute,national Business Institute, the New York Injured Workers’ Bar Association, local bar associations, and the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives. His columns appear in numerous union newsletters and local papers.
He is the founding president of the New York Social Security Bar Association, and a founding member of the Social Security Section of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and board member and a past-president of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives.
Executive Producer: Sara Fusco
Sara Fusco conceived of Labor-Lines in 1998, as a way to give a voice to the compelling story of the labor movement on Long Island. Sara has an MA in Communications from New York Institute of Technology. For a period of time she hosted and produced WGBB Tonight which aired on Monday evenings. She has served as a board member of the LI Press Club, and as Director of Community Affairs for the Law Firm of Fusco Brandenstein & Rada, P.C.
Associate Producer: Christiaan Perez
Christiaan Perez has worked on community media projects as a producer, host and researcher since 2009. Starting as a host of the Morning show at WRHU, Radio Hofstra University, where he did his undergrad work, he took his skills internationally by working for a media development organization now known as Free Press Unlimited located in the Netherlands. As their Communications Adviser, he coordinated coverage of media projects in Latin America, South East Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East while the Arab Spring was Taking Place
Perez then worked in Northern Mexico to help produce a morning show, now known as Zoom 95. He became involved in everything from production of the morning show to assisting the station manager with day to day affairs.
Currently Perez covers various events for Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada, P. C. as a legal assistant with the Community Relations Department. He is assistant producer, field reporter, technical editor and social media contact for Labor Lines and Comunidad Y Trabajadores Unidos (CyTUnidos,) the sister Spanish radio program to Labor Lines.
CyTUnidos is a Labor and Community Radio Program in Magazine Format exploring issues affecting working people and Hispanic workers in particular, it can be heard on La Fiesta, 98.5 FM. Perez reaches out to the Latino community to assemble a program where community members host segments and interview guests.