How can working people build power today when organizing a union is so difficult? That question was at the heart of a KI roundtable discussion on strategic twenty-first century worker organizing with AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride, Jobs with Justice Organizing Director Erica Smiley, and KI Associate Director Lane Windham.
On Wednesday, July 13, nearly 150 representatives of community organizations, unions, think tanks, and universities gathered to look closely at the success of the “Fix LA” movement and discuss the state of Bargaining for the Common Good efforts around the country.
Find out how the Fix LA Coalition united labor and community groups, broke the mold on collective bargaining, and WON BIG – and how the Bargaining for the Common Good strategy used in LA is helping workers and their allies around the country roll back austerity, win new revenues for public services, and build power together.
The Kalmanovitz Initiative is pleased to host In Defense of the Public Square, a conference of elected officials, public intellectuals and union, business and civil rights leaders on May 1 and 2, 2015, in partnership with the Albert Shanker Institute.