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|Bill Fletcher (labor legend) Solidarity Divided talk|
|Date||Friday May 09|
|Time||6:30 PM - 8:30 PM|
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UC Berkeley Labor Center
2521 Channing Way (near Telegraph Ave.), Berkeley
Sponsored by the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education and the Center for Political Education. Information: 510-642-6371; andreabuffa [at] berkeley.edu; http://laborcenter.berkeley.edu
Book Reception with
Bill Fletcher, Jr.
The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path toward Social Justice
Join long-time labor and social justice activist Bill Fletcher, Jr. for a reception and discussion of his new book. Co-authored with Fernando Gapasin, Solidarity Divided is a critical examination of the global battlefield labor finds itself struggling on today. Fletcher and Gapasin chart changes in U.S. manufacturing, examine the onslaught of globalization, consider the influence of the environment on labor, and provide the first broad analysis of the fallout from the 2000 and 2004 elections on the U.S. labor movement. Their experiences as activists of color grant them a unique vantage on the problems now facing U.S. labor and enable them to envision a plan for a bold new way forward into the twenty-first century.
Bill Fletcher, Jr., co-founder of the Center for Labor Renewal, is a columnist and long-time activist. He served as President of TransAfrica Forum and was formerly the Education Director and later Assistant to the President of the AFL-CIO.