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It’s Time To Stand Up For Public Services And Public Education Conference
Date Saturday September 25
Time 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location Details
NALC Local 1111 Richmond Union Hall
402 37th St. Richmond, CA 94805
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorUnited Public Workers For Action
Sep 25 CA Public Workers Conference On Privatization of Education & Public Services-It’s Time To Stand Up For Public Services And Public Education

It’s Time To Stand Up For Public Services And Public Education
CA Public Workers Conference On Privatization of Education & Public Services
September 25 (Saturday) 2010
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM (Free)
At: NALC Local 1111 Richmond Union Hall
402 37th St. Richmond, CA 94805

California public workers are under the greatest
attack since the 1930’s. The many gains made by
public workers from decent wages and working
conditions to proper healthcare benefits and pen-
sions are under assault. This is a coordinated effort
by big business and their representatives to weaken
and destroy both public workers and their unions,
which are the largest and most significant part of
organized labor in this state and nation.
Public workers must begin the process of educating
ourselves first and the public at large why privati-
zation is a threat to our entire society and the future
of our state and country.
To carry out this task, on September 25, 2010, a
California Public Education and Public Workers
Conference will be held to provide an overview of
the history of privatization in California and how
the economic crisis is now being used as a pretext
to step up the outsourcing and destruction of the
public sector.
Join with unions from the public education, public
transit agencies and public services, and also with
students and unorganized workers to discuss the af-
fect of privatization and develop a plan and action
program to educate and fight back against these at-
tacks.
Initial List of Speakers:
Mary Catherine McCarthy, National Coordinator of CUPE Campaign Against Privatization (Canada)
Diane Brown, President of United Teachers of Richmond UTR
David Lyons, ATU 192, AC Transit Steward
Julie Washington, VP, United Teachers Los Angeles UTLA
George Wright, Professor Skyline College, AFT 1493
Charles Smith, AFSCME Local 444 Delegate to Alameda Labor Council
Peter Byrne, Journalist, On Privatization of UC Pension System
Arturo Diaz, SEIU 721 Los Angeles Shop Steward
Giorgio Cosentino, Micro Biologist CAPS member CA Department of Public Health, Richmond
Endorsed by San Francisco Labor Council, AFSCME Local 444, Diane Brown - president United Teachers Of Richmond,
Charles Brown - Former Chief Steward AFSCME 444, Jack Gerson - Oakland Education Association Bargaining Team & OEA
rep to CTA State Council and Alameda Central Labor Council, Contra Costa P&FP CC, Transport Workers Solidarity Committee TWSC
Initial sponsor - United Public Workers For Action http://www.upwa.info (415) 867 0628 lvpsf(at)labornet.org
For Registration:
Please send your name, e-mail, phone number and
union/organization (if any) to lvpsf(at)labornet.org
For more information: Call (415)867-0628 or write to
UPWA, P.O. Box 720027, San Francisco, CA 94172
http://www.upwa.info
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Added to the calendar on Wednesday Sep 22nd, 2010 8:22 AM
§Strikes Not Furloughs
by United Public Workers For Action Wednesday Sep 22nd, 2010 8:22 AM
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Furloughs have been used to attack public workers but there has been no united action of 1.5 million public workers to take strike action against the attacks

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