LAWCHA National Conference
June 6, 2013 - 07:30 - June 8, 2013 - 18:00
Location:Graduate Center for Worker Education, on the 7th Floor of 25 Broadway, New York, NY 10004.
Opening Plenary: LAWCHA conference, Thursday, 7:30 pm, June 6, 2013
The Assault on Labor and the Public Sector: strategies for resistance in the post-election environment
The panel participants assess the prospects for the US and international labor movements at a time of expanding global corporate economic power and political and economic retrenchment of the organized labor movement in the U.S. How will elections that produced divided federal governance and emboldened conservative regimes in many states influence labor’s prospects? Can labor unions rely on parliamentary and legislative strategies to reverse their decline? What potential do new forms of struggle and worker organization hold for labor? What history and traditions are relevant to the present circumstances? What is the future of strikes and worker insurgencies? Leading intellectuals, labor organizers, and activists take on these crucial questions.
Plenary Speakers (Invited)
Bill Fletcher, Jr., Author, union activist
Karen Lewis, Chicago Teachers Union, President
Frances Fox Piven, CUNY Graduate Center
Richard Wolff, University of Massachusetts