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Saturday, July 4 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Socialists, unions and the rank and file

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The US labor movement is confronting the daunting prospect of an open shop America. If unions are to thrive on the new terrain they must be dramatically transformed, and socialists must play a key role in this process. Examples from the history of the 1960s public worker upsurge can help us chart the way forward. 

A talk cosponsored by Jacobin magazine.

Recommended Books Available in the Haymarket Room:
Strike Back: Using the Militant Tactics of Labor's Past to Reignite Public Sector Unionism Today by Joe Burns
Solidarity Unionism: Rebuilding the Labor Movement from Below by Staughton Lynd
There's Always Work at the Post Office: African American Postal Workers and the Fight for Jobs, Justice, and Equality by Philip F. Rubio
In Solidarity: Essays on Working-Class Organization and Strategy in the United States by Kim Moody


Speakers
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Larry Bradshaw

Larry Bradshaw is the San Francisco Vice President of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1021. He is a paramedic in San Francisco, a member of the Change 1021 reform group that won election in the local in 2010, and a longtime member of the International Socialist Organization.
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Chris Maisano

Chris Maisano is a contributing editor at Jacobin magazine and a staffer at AFSCME District Council 37 in New York City.
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Melissa Rakestraw

Melissa Rakestraw is a letter carrier, member, and shop steward for the National Association of Letter Carriers. She is also a member of the International Socialist Organization. 



Saturday July 4, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Adler A/B

Attendees (51)