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Book Reception with Labor and Social Justice Activist Bill Fletcher, Jr.
Date Friday May 09
Time 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details
UC Berkeley Labor Center, 2521 Channing Way (near Telegraph Ave.), Berkeley
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorAndrea Buffa
Solidarity Divided: 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, Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path toward Social Justice. 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.

Sponsored by the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education and the Center for Political Education.

Added to the calendar on Wednesday Apr 23rd, 2008 2:01 PM

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