Attendees of the three-day conference converged at the old National Labor College, which has been renovated as the Tommy Douglas Conference Center. The gathering was hosted by a steering committee of representatives from labor and community organizations and convened by Georgetown’s Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor, the Rutgers School of Management Labor Relations’ Center for Innovation in Worker Organization, and the Action Center on Race and the Economy.
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.