Second Annual Conference on Labor and Community Solidarity
September 17th, 2016
San Diego State University – Storm Hall - See map at http://www.clcsolidarity.org/conference/
When We Fight We Win!
Over the last year, we have seen the power of labor and community organization to come together and win. The Fight for $15, contract negotiations of the California Faculty Association on the California State University campuses, the CWA strike against Verizon, and more.
We have also seen important examples of working people and their community supporters stand together to defend union, human, and worker rights. This includes efforts of teachers across Mexico defending themselves against state efforts to break their union. Reminiscent of the great labor struggles of the United Farm Workers (UFW), farmworkers on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border taking action building international support for a boycott of one of the world’s largest corporate agricultural producers who refuses to negotiate in good faith.
We have also witnessed a higher level of collaboration between labor, students, and community members. This includes efforts to defend renters’ rights, the inclusion of solidarity and social justice stipulations in contract negotiations, and labor-community mobilizations behind campaigns that represent our interests from the workplace to our neighborhoods.
This year’s conference will capture and communicate these new developments in a format where we can share, learn, and strengthen the labor movement and the ties with community-based social justice organizations. Join us!
Keynote Speakers and Special Guests:
Dennis Childs - Author, Slaves of the State: Black Incarceration from the Chain Gang to the Penitentiary
Amy Muldoon - CWA Shop Steward, Verizon, and co-founder of the Verizon Strike Solidarity Committee (Live via Skype)
David Bacon: Labor journalist and author - The Right to Stay Home: How US Policy Drives Mexican Migration
Gloria Gracida - Sindicato de Jornaleros de San Quintín, Coordinator of Driscoll's Boycott
Representatives of the Centro Coordinadora Nacional de la Educación (CNTE)
The Strike at Verizon and the role of the Solidarity Committee
Labor solidarity with Black Lives’ Matter
Cross-border solidarity with farmworkers
The Fight for 5! – How the CFA built a successful campaign
The CNTE Campaign against neoliberalism and state repression
Building labor and community support for Proposition 55
Labor and social justice – The role of the interfaith community
Labor Solidarity with Palestinian People
Renter’s rights are worker’s rights
Lunch included with donation to conference (all funds used for future conferences)
$5 student, unemployed, retired
$15 Solidarity scale
(No one turned away for lack of funds)
To register, go to: http://www.clcsolidarity.org/conference/
Partial list of endorsers:
SEIU Local 221
AFT Local #1931
California Faculty Association
UPTE-CWA Local# 9119
Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice
Industrial Workers of the World
Association of Raza Educators
San Diego Tenants United
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