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Building the Labor Movement as a Social Justice Movement

Mural depicting labor solidarity across borders
Labor solidarity has no borders.

By Elizabeth Pellerito

Thursday, April 26, 2018, 6 p.m.

United Teachers of Lowell, 169 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA

Food and drinks provided

This is not a lecture or panel discussion, but an interactive, informal conversation over a light dinner and drinks about where we are and where we need to go as a movement, with all attendees encouraged to participate actively in the discussion. While the Janus v. AFSCME decision is a context for this convening, we hope to move beyond comparing various response strategies and take a broader look at our movement and our goals. Together we will discuss questions such as:

How do we balance short term survival with the kind of long term change our unions need in order to be sustainable and make real change?

What lessons can we learn from the Teachers’ strikes and actions in the south?

Our lead discussants are Jon Grossman, organizer in the Member Organizing and Resources division at SEIU 509, and Jen Doe, internal organizer for the public sector at SEIU 509. We hope you can join us!