Date: Tue, 24 Sep 1996 10:56:26 -0700 (PDT)

Borders Boycott Campaign on Subversity

Irvine -- As Subversity enters its fourth year on KUCI (its first show was on September 27, 1993), the public affairs interview program focuses on a developing story, the boycott campaign against Borders Books that is going national.

Interviewed on this evening's program are Miriam Fried and Alexis Buss, both union activists with the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Fried says she was fired from the Center City Philadelphia Borders Book Shop after an IWW union recognition drive failed. Buss is helping organize the campaign that aims to convince the public to boycott not only Borders but also Waldenbooks and Brentano's, owned by the same corporation that owns Borders, until Fried is reinstated.

Among the issues to be discussed are the disparity between beginning sales clerks (who are paid $6.25/hour) and the pay of the publicly-traded company's top executives, who, according to information relased by IWW, were paid in 1994 up to $861,639 in compensation packages, and given stock worth more than $22 million.

Interviewing the two union activists will be show host Daniel C. Tsang. The show airs this evening from 5-6 p.m. on KUCI, 88.9 FM in Orange County.

Selected past shows are available in audio on the Web at

For more information, contact Tsang at, or call (714) 824-4978.