The Center for the Study of Culture, Technology and Work presents:
Radicalism in Labor:
Radical Approaches to the Crisis in the Labor Movement
Saturday, October 29 10:00AM - 4:00PM Students: $5 - Public: $10 CUNY
Graduate Center 365 Fifth Avenue "Recital Hall" (located on the first floor)
Featuring Stanley Aronowitz (CUNY), Barbara Bowen (PSC), Bill Henning (CWA
Local 1180), Saru Jayaraman (ROC-NYC), Kim Moody (Labor Notes),
Andrew Ross (NYU), and many others
- The decline in union membership
- The rapid deterioration of workers' living standards
- The large number of contract settlements that do not match inflation
- The proliferation of temporary and contingent work
- Can Change to Win muster the rhetoric and the style that attracts workers?
- Is the top brass of organized labor prepared to promote labor solidarity?
- What would constitute an effective politics and strategy to revitalize the
- What is the state of democracy in the unions?
- What organization or network can be formed to intervene in the labor
- Who are the key new constituencies of the labor movement?
- Should contract administration remain the core of union activity?
- In James P. Hoffa's words, should labor continue to "throw money at the
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- 10:00-10:15AM: Welcome and Introductions
- 10:15-11:45AM: Professional and technical unionism
- 11:45AM-12:45PM: Break for lunch
- 12:45-2:15PM: Unions of the working poor
- 2:30-4:00PM: The politics and strategy of labor radicalism (Plenary)