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Labortech Conference
Date Friday December 07
Time 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
Conference runs all weekend McClaren Centre and University Centre, University of San Francisco Fulton @ Cole
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorKazmi Torii
Press Release/ For Immediate Release November 16, 2001 LaborTech 2001 Will Launch 24-Hr Labor Radio Channel LaborTech 2001 will be celebrating its 11th anniversary this year at the University of San Francisco, December 7-9. LaborTech conferences focus on two things -- the use of new communication technologies by the labor movement to get its message out and build local, regional and international networks; and the effects of new technologies on workers. LaborTech brings together leading videographers, web activists, academics, and media/culture workers from around the world, including Japan, Korea, England, Germany, Pakistan, Mexico, and Canada. This year's conference will include the launch of Workers Information News Service (WINS), the world's first 24-hour labor radio channel. This labor radio channel will provide a critical opportunity for trade unionists and the labor movement to receive uncensored news and information via the web and community radio. Panels and hands-on workshops will include: Censorship, Democracy, and the War-Time Media Blockade; How to Stream Audio and Video on the Web; How to Set Up a Community-Access Labor Television Show; and Independent Media Centers and Labor. LaborTech is sponsored by the San Francisco Labor Council, ILWU, California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, Union Producers and Programmers Network (UPPNET), Labornet, University of San Francisco Media Studies Department, and many additional organizations. LABORTECH 2001 December 7 - 9 University of San Francisco 2130 Fulton St. (at Cole) Schedule FRIDAY, 12/07/01 1:00 - 2:30 PM Tour of San Francisco's New Community Access TV Station (SFCTC) (Limited to 7 people - Contact LaborTech for reservation ) 1710 Market St., at Valencia 4:00 - 6:00PM Registration (Location: University Center-Faculty Lounge) 6:00 - 7:30 PM Reception (Location: UC Faculty Lounge) Welcome by: Dorothy Kidd - Dept. of Media Studies, USF Lindy Chris - Chief Steward, OPEIU, Local 3, USF, Carl Bryant - Executive Board, Union Producers & Programmers Network, NALC TV214 7:30 - 10:00 PM (Location: Harney Science Center R-232) Launching of Workers News Information Service (WINS) by Frank Emspack Introduction by: Steve Zeltzer - Labor Video Project/LaborNet "Secrets of Silicon Valley" with film maker Alan Snitow ( SATURDAY, 12/08/01 9:00 - 9:30 am Registration (Location: UC Faculty Lounge) (Morning refreshments - Coffee, tea with Bagels, sweets) 9:30 - 9:45 Welcome & Introduction (Location: McLaren Center-252) Art Pulaski - Secretary Treasurer, California Federation of Labor AFL-CIO Walter Johnson - Secretary Treasurer, SF Labor Council Jake McGoldrick - SF Supervisor, President AFT 2269 USF Erica Zweig - LaborNet 9:45 - 10:45 Plenary: Workers and Technology 21st Century (Location: McLaren Center-252) Dennis Hayes - Writer on Technology & Labor Chris Bailey - Internet Rights Coordinator, Association of Progressive Communication Jack Heyman - ILWU Local 10/ Charleston Defense Committee Nancy Bupp - Labor Education Center, IAM 10:50 - 12:00 Workshops: The Globalized Workforce - An Overview (Location: UC-419) Choi, Sejin - Info Tech Officer,KCTU, Korea (Invited) Lee Siu Hin - Jennifer Chun - UC Berkeley The Independent Media Center and Labor (Location: UC-Faculty Lounge) Mike Blain - WashTech/CWA Josue Guillen - LaborNet Coordinator Jeff Perlstein - IMC Seattle Co-founder/ Media Alliance Eric Galatas - Free Speech TV Streaming Your Video and Audio (Location: UC-400) Julius Fisher - Producer, Working TV, Vancouver John Parulis - Dan Mattson -, Video Coordinator High Technology & Work Related Injuries (Location: UC-417) Frances Schreiberg - Work Safe Dr. Jim Cone - Industrial Health Expert Terry Valen - Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition, Health & Environmental Justice Project The Fight to Defend Public Media (Location: UC-421) Judith Ancel - Heartland Labor Forum, Kansas City Mimi Rosenberg - Building Bridges, WBAI, NY (Invited) Ken Nash - Building Bridges, WBAI, NY Julius Fisher - Working TV, Vancouver, BC Steve Zeltzer - Labor Video Project/LaborNet 12:00 - 1:20 PM Lunch (Location: McLaren Center-252) Censorship, Democracy and The War Time Media Blockade Moderator: Steve Zeltzer - Labor Video Project/LaborNet Myoung Joon Kim - Labor News Productions, Korea Frank Emspak - School For Workers/Workers Information News Service(WINS) Ken Nash - Building Bridges, WBAI Dave Hollis - Founder, LabourNet Germany/ Lucent Works Council, Europe Maqbool A. Babri - Labor Videographer, Pakistan 1:30 - 2:00 PM Break 2:00 - 3:30 PM Workshops: Democracy and The Internet: Case Histories (Location: UC-Faculty Lounge) Dorothy Kidd - Dept. of Media Studies, USF Jessie Drew - SF Art Institude Jonnie Hargis - UCLA Librarian/CUE Chris Bailey - Internet Rights coordinator, APC Matt Noyes - Association for Union Democracy How to Build A Labor Web Site (I) (Location: UC-400) Jim Smith - California Faculty Association/LA Lee Siu Hin - Nancy Brigham - UAW Retired/Web designer Dave Hollis - Founder, LabourNet Germany/ Lucent Works Council, Europe Using the Web and IT for Research (Location: UC-417) Shannon Sheppard - Holt Labor Library Becky Perrine - HERE International Research Lincoln Cushing - UC Berkeley Institute for Industrial Relations Setting Up a Labor TV Show (Location: UC-419) Wes Brain - OPEU District Four Productions, Oregon Public Employees Union Carl Bryant - Producer, Letter Carriers Today TV214 Julius Fisher - Producer, working tv, Vancouver Simin Farkhondeh - Labor at the Crossroad, NY Permanent Temp Workers and Organizing (Location: UC-421) Manny Ness - Prof. Dept. of Political Science, Brooklyn College Choi, Sejin - Info Tech Officer/KCTU, Korea (Invited) Mike Blain - WashTech/CWA Erin Tyson-Poh - CWA-SF-TNG (Invited) Michael Eisenscher - Director of Organizing & Development, AFT-UC University Council 3:40 - 5:20 PM Workshops: High Technology and Visa Workers (Location: UC-417) Mike Blain - WashTech/CWA Raj Jayadev, Debug (Invited) Anjan Bacchu - Hi-tech worker, Silicon Valley Digital Audio Editing and Production (Location: UC-419) Phillip Babitch - National Radio Project Larry Shaw - Lessons of Pacifica (Location: UC-Faculty) Larry Bensky - Sunday Salon, KPFA Mimi Rosenberg - Building Bridges, WBAI (Invited) Maria Gilardin - TUC Radio, KPFA LAB Using the Web and IT for Organizing (Location: UC-400) Michael Stein - Nonprofit Internet consultant John Sladkus - New Union Work Systems Sheeraz Haji - Get Active Peter Maconachie - UnionWare Luz Martinez / Tim Russo - Chiapas IMC Labor and Educational Multi Media (Location: UC-421) Fred Glass - Communication Director, CFT-AFT Art Shostak - Center for Employment Futures, Drexel University Jeff Taylor - National Union of the Canadian Association of University Teachers (NUCAUT) Chris Carlsson - Founder, Shaping SF 7:00 - 10:00 PM Tenth Anniversary of LaborNet Dinner (Location: McLaren Center R-250) Music by Failure to Disperse, video showing including Free The Charleston 5 Keynote Speaker: Billy Hayes/President, Communication Workers Union, United Kingdom LaborNets Around the World SUNDAY, 12/9/01 9:00 - 10:00 AM Registration (for Sunday only people) (Location: UC-Faculty Lounge) Morning refreshment (Coffee, tea & bagels, sweets) 10:00 - 11:30 Workshops: Creative Rights in the Global Digital Economy (Location: UC-419) Bruce Hartford - Sec. Treasurer, National Writers Union (UAW) Susanne Cervantes - Precita Eyes Mural Art Center (Invited) How to Build A Labor Web Site (II) (Location: UC-400) Josue Guillen - LaborNet Jeremy Brady - Web Designer Mindy Pines - United Educators of SF Web Designer Eric Lee - LaborStart, UK Spying on Workers and Workers Rights on the Job (Location: UC-Faculty Lounge) Nancy Bupp - Labor Education Center, IAM Ken Hamidi - (Invited) Will Doherty - Electronic Frontiers Foundation Labor Culture and Multi-Media(Location: UC-417) Larry Shaw - John Fromer - KQED/AFTRA Jan Cook - Educator, Muralist David Bacon - Labor Photo Journalist Melinda Stone - Documentary film maker, Professor USF Media Globalization and Labor (Location: UC-421) Dorothy Kidd - Media Studies,USF Myoung Joon Kim - Labor News Production, Korea Rehad Desai - Labor Videographer/Film Maker, South Africa 11:30 - 1:00 PM Lunch (Location: McLaren Center R-250) National Unions, Technology and Organizing Tom Matzzie - AFL-CIO Public affairs Dept. Eric Lee - LabourStart, UK Louise Leclair - CUPE-BC, Canada Choi, Sejin - Info Tech Officer, KCTU, Korea (Invited) Maqbool A. Babri - Labor Videographer, Pakistan 1:00 - 2:20 PM Workshops: ICANN and The Labor Movement(Location: UC-Faculty Lounge) Chris Bailey - Internet Rights Coordinator, APC Toshimaru Ogura - JCANET, Civil Society Internet Forum Getting Your Message Out? ?Using Main Stream Media (Location: UC-419) Laura Saponara - AFSCME Local 3299 Louise Leclair - CUPE-BC, Canada Setting Up A Micro-Radio Station (Location: UC-400) Richard Edmondson - Founder, SF Liberation Radio Sarah Olsen - SF Liberation Radio Art Persyko - IBT 85/Labor Media Activist Peter Franck - National Lawyers Guild-Committee For Democratic Communications Print Media and Labor(Location: UC-421) Dick Meister - Labor Reporter Lorrie Beth Slonsky - Editor, Gurney Gazette, SEIU790 Steve Stallone - Editor, The Dispatcher, ILWU International Cross Border Organizing (Location: UC-417) Dave Hollis - Founder, LabourNet Germany/ Lucent Works Council/Europe Nancy Brigham - Web designer Formerly With UAW International David Bacon - Labor Photo Journalist Lee Siu Hin - 2:30 - 4:30 Plenary: Lessons of LaborTech and the Future (Location: UC-Faculty Lounge) For further information contact: Kazmi Torrii, or Steve Zeltzer,, (415) 282-1908 Or visit or
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