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SF Forum On The Crisis in The AFL-CIO, The Future Of Labor & How To Win Some Vic
Date Saturday February 12
Time 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location Details
This will be held at the Women's Building
3543 18th St. between Valencia and Gurrero St. in San Francisco
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/AuthorLabor Action Bay Area
A Labor Action Bay Area Forum will be held on Feb 12, 2005 at 2:00 PM on The Crisis in The AFL-CIO, The Future Of Labor & How To Win Some Victories. It will be held at the Women's Building at 3543 18th St. in San Francisco

Bay Area Labor Action Coalition Educational Forum

The Crisis In The AFL-CIO, The Future Of Labor
And How To Win Some Victories
List Of Speakers:
Giselle Quesada, CWA 9410 Shop Steward
Doug Slaydon, UFCW 588 Butcher
Brian Everett, UAL-AMFA District 9 SFO machinist
Charles Minster, Laborer’s Local 261 gardener
Carl Bryant, Letter Carriers Local 214
Rutillio Rivas, United Service Workers Local 87 SF janitor
Saturday February 12, 2005 2:00 PM
Women’s Building 2nd Fl.
3543 18th St./Valencia St. San Francisco
$5.00 Donation Requested (no one turned away for lack of funds)

The failure of the AFL-CIO to put Kerry in the White House has exacerbated and exposed their deep going internal crisis. They used hundreds of millions dollars of union dues to support Kerry and the Democrats and now they are paralyzed about what Bush and his co-hort Arnold in California plan to do to the unions. Andy Stern of the SEIU and other officials of the AFL-CIO say there needs to be major changes if the AFL-CIO is to survive. This forum will look at how these unions function, why they are in crisis, what changes these officials want and why the AFL-CIO faces a possible break-up. It will also look at why the AFL-CIO continues to be silent on the war on Iraq and refuses to mobilize their membership against the war.
The rank and file of the AFL-CIO have been forced to take concession after concession from the UFCW grocery clerks , CWA SBC workers, SF city workers and airline workers and more and more members are beginning to ask how to stop the onslaught.

The Labor Action Coalition is organizing nationally and locally to defend democratic labor rights and to organize the fightback against union busting, wage cutting and concession bargaining that is taking place throughout the labor movement. If you are interested in contacting us go to http://www.laboraction.org or in the bay area contact:
Labor Action Coalition Bay Area (415)867-0628, (415)750-1091
carltv214@aol.com, lvpsf@labornet.org http://www.laboraction.org
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