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Saturday April 26, 2003
Labor Notes one-day conference in New York City*
*co-sponsored by CUNY Graduate Center for Study
of Culture, Technology & Work

Where: CUNY Grad Center (365 5th Ave,
       between 34th and 35th)
When: 9:30am - 5:15pm. Registration starts
      at 8:30am.
Registration: $15 (if you are unemployed
              this can be adjusted)

Labor Notes will be holding a one-day
educational conference for trade union
activists in the Greater New York area. The
purpose of the conference is togive labor
activists a better picture of the problems
facing labor in the region and effective
ways of confronting them through the exchange
of ideas, information and concrete skill

8:30 - 9:30       Registration
9:30 - 10:45      Main session #1:
                  "Troublemaking in troubled
                  times: organizing to win"
11:00 - 12:30     Morning workshops
12:30 - 1:30      Lunch break
                  (lunch not provided)
1:30 - 3:00       Main sessions #2:
                  "Organizing against
3:10 - 4:40       Afternoon workshops
4:45 - 5:15       Closing session, with
                  keynote speaker:
                  Ken Riley, President of
                  ILA Local 1422, in
                  Charleston, South Carolina

Workshop list (tentative):
   a.. Fighting on the inside
   b.. Labor rights in wartime
   c.. Dealing with technological change
       in the workplace
   d.. Fighting against racism
   e.. Organizing for a stronger union
   f.. Union investigator: preparing for
       grievances and arbitration
   g.. Organizing the unorganized
   h.. Issues affecting immigrant workers
   i.. Challenges faced by reform local
   j.. Health care in crisis

Some of the participants:
Marilyn Albert, SEIU Local 1199
Tim Schermerhorn, TWU Local 100
Monica Santana, Latino Workers Center
Workplace Project
Jose Guzman, IBT Local 854
Raymond Figueroa, IBT Local 854
Noel Acevedo, TWU Local 100
Lynn Taylor, Local 1930, DC 37, AFSCME
Carl Biers, Association for Union
Kian Frederick, Association of Flight
Kim Moody, labor educator and former
  Labor Notes director
Sandy Pope, IBT Local 805
Diane Stein, PACE Local 149
Marsha Niemeijer, Labor Notes-NY
Mike Zweig, AFT/AAUP
Stanley Aronowitz, PSC-CUNY

Register for the one-day conference now!
If you need Spanish translation,
you must pre-register.
For registration and other information
call the Labor Notes-NY Office at
718/855-8266, email marsha@labornotes.org
or fax 718/875-9336

Save the date! Join us for the national
Labor Notes conference, "Troublemaking
in troubled times", September 12-14, 2003
in Detroit, Michigan.
"Putting the movement back in the
labor movement"

Labor Notes East Coast Office
500 State St. Brooklyn, NY. 11217

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