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UCB Forum: Public Education, Privatization and Labor

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Date:
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Time:
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Event Type:
Conference
Organizer/Author:
General Trade Union Outreach Comm For 3/4
Location Details:
60 Evans Hall, UC Berkeley

There will be an East Bay educational forum on the attack on public education, privatization and labor at UCB Evan Hall Room 60 on Sunday January 17, 2010 at 2:00 PM. The event which is free will focus on what is going on in public education and the relationship of this struggle to all organized labor and working people.

1/17/2010 UCB Forum: Public Education, Privatization and Labor

UCB Labor/Community Forum
Public Education, Privatization and Labor
January 17 (Sunday), 2009 2:00 PM
60 Evans Hall, UC Berkeley
Speakers from:
Charles Smith, AFSCME444, former chief shop steward
Anthony Leiveges, ILWU Local 10 rank and file member
Diane Brown, Richmond Progressive Teachers activist
George Wright, AFT 1493 San Mateo Community College
Gray Brechin, UCB historian and writer (Imperial San Francisco)
Harold Brown, Past president ATU 1555 Bart Workers
Blanca Missé, member of UCB UAW 2865 and SWAT

The attack on public education threatens the destruction of edu-
cation to all working people in California. Millions of students
and education workers are being drastically affected from fur-
loughs and layoffs to massive increases in fees making it impos-
sible for working class and poor students from going to school.
In urban and poor working class school districts teachers are
facing cutbacks on their healthcare and benefits while there is a
large increase in the size of the classes making education even
more difficult. At the same time the administrators are pushing
privatization and charter schools as the solution.
This forum will have education workers and students as well as
trade unionists from other industries. The March 4, 2010 day
of action to defend public education is not just about education
workers and students but all working people.
March 4 Public Education General Trade Union Outreach Committee
United Public Workers Forum
http://www.upwa.info

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