Session: Joint Union-Worker Center Campaigns: New Frontiers in Labor Organizing

June 2, 2017
Hilton Anaheim, Anaheim, CA
 

Focus: The session highlighted the successful campaigns in Boston, Los Angeles, and Chicago between unions and worker centers and how these partnerships can be replicated in other areas around the country.

Partners/Panelists:

  • Benjamin Aaron Kreider, Brandeis University—Lessons from the Immigrant Worker Center Collaborative in Boston
  • Lola Smallwood Cuevas, LA Black Worker Center—Building the LA Black Worker Center and Campaigns for Entry and Equity in the Construction Trades
  • Sheheryar Kaohsiung, Warehouse Workers Resource Center—Organizing Warehouse Workers in the Inland Empire
  • Adam Kader, ARISE Chicago Worker Center—Lessons from ARISE Chicago Worker Center
  • Victor Narro, UCLA Downtown Labor Center, Discussant
  • Janice Fine, Strategy and Research Director, CIWO - Rutgers University, Chair

Organizer: Rutgers SMLR’s Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO)