In The Man Who Hated Work and Loved Labor: The Life and Times of Tony Mazzocchi, author and labor expert Les Leopold recounts the life of the late Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers union leader. Mazzocchi's struggle to address the unconscionable toxic exposure of tens of thousands of workers led to the passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and included work alongside nuclear whistleblower Karen Silkwood. Mazzocchi was a pioneer whose labor activism ranged from efforts to integrate environmental concerns into labor organizing in the 1950s when the term environment” was nowhere on the political radar; to participation in the formation of the Labor Party in 1996 to give organized workers a bigger voice in the political process. Author Les Leopold is a member of the United Steelworkers. He co-founded and currently directs The Labor Institute and the Public Health Institute in New York. He is also active in the Blue-Green Alliance.

 

 

 

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

12 Noon

 

UC Berkeley Labor Center

2521 Channing Way, Berkeley

(near Telegraph Avenue)

 

Join us for a presentation by

 

and discussion with

 

author

 

Les Leopold

 

 

 

Sponsored by the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education

and the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment

 

Information: 510-642-6371; andreabuffa@berkeley.edu http://laborcenter.berkeley.edu

 

 

 

 

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