OUR ECONOMY, OUR COMMUNITY, OUR DEMOCRACY: ORGANIZING COMMUNITIES OF SOLIDARITY SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 10 AM - 9 PM PLUMBER & STEAMFITTERS 166 HALL, 2930 WEST LUDWIG RD., FORT WAYNE
Organize Communities of Solidarity How do we develop voice and power right where we work and right where we live? We, that is all of us, will share ideas and tactics we think are pieces of that puzzle. Based on recent history, we think our best bet is to build voice and power to bargain in the political economy.
Organize a Network of Communities of Solidarity Can we develop collective bargaining models for the community? Ideas, tactics, talent, and resources vary by community. Can we solve this puzzle together and develop a network of mutual aid?
Who Should Attend? You...and anyone working or wanting to work for economic and social justice. Whether you come from a long tradition of advocacy and representation, or not, but care about our collective future, you should attend. Don’t come if you’re not willing to learn; don’t come if you’re not willing to teach.
What’s the Program? Sessions 10 AM- 6PM: Breakout sessions and discussions led by folks with working knowledge and passion for the topic. The sessions will be clearly focused and interactive. -How to Make Your Workplace Better through Survey-Based Organizing; it works -Worker-Focused Economic Development: Bargaining with Government- Greg LeRoy (Skyped) -Race, Class, and Solidarity with author activist Bill Fletcher (Skyped) -Runaway Inequality:Discover systemic problems giving cause to our issues and what to do -Public School Teachers and Education Workers Organizing for the Common Good -The Future of Workers and Work: Understanding Today’s Rapidly Changing Labor Market -Listening in Our Community: Community and Labor Market Surveys -Organizing Across Diverse Cultures to Develop Worker Voice and Power -Global Perspectives on Organizing with former S. America ILO rep Stan Gacek -Meeting at the Intersection of Cultural Identities and Telling our own Stories -Worker Cooperative: Forming a new Economy That Works For Workers Dinner/Social/Entertainment/Organizing 6 PM-9PM: Great working class food, all beverages, auction, and semi-structured organizing discussions leading to next steps.
What’s The Cost? $25 for each person to cover lunch, dinner, and refreshments. Register by contacting the Workers’ Project and also on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/organizing-communitiesof-solidarity-confere...
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