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LaborTech 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Location Details:
Univ of San Francisco
2130 Fulton St (at Cole)
San Francisco, CA

#5 Bus runs down Fulton
#21 & #43 are a few blocks away

Using Labor Media Technology Tools To Help Win Our Struggles

This three day conference is designed to teach locals and labor activists about media methods and options.

SUNDAY, December 10
9:00 - 9:30 AM

Registration - (McLaren 252) (Morning refreshments - Coffee, tea with bagels, sweets)

9:45 - 11:00 AM
Plenary & Discussion (McLaren 252)

Developing a Labor Media Strategy

Labor faces a political and economic onslaught challenging it’s existence.
This panel will look at how labor can challenge these attacks in part with labor media and technology to break the information blockade and ideological barrage against working people.

Steve Stallone - President ILCA
Rebecca Rosen Lum - President CWA Freelancers Media Workers
Peter B. Collins - AFTRA, Radio Journalist
Frank Emspak - Workers Independent News Founder

11:15 - 12:45 AM
Workshops III

(1) Making A Labor Video and Labor Media Training (Room- )

There are millions of videos on youtube and other channels and a growing number of labor videos and documentaries. This workshop will look at how to make a labor video and how they can be used and distributed to organize and build the labor movement.

Mary Ellen Churchill - Labor Videographer
Joan Sekler - Producer “Locked Out” On ILWU Local 30 Rio Tinto Lock-out
Stewart Ransom - ATU International

(2) Student Labor Organizing Using the Internet And
The Alta Gracia Campaign USAS (Room- )

Students are organizing on hundreds of campuses to support education workers and also to fight for workers around the world. This panel will look at some examples of these efforts.

Dave Mitchell - Stanford Labor Action Coalition
Perina Reyes - SEIU 2007

(3) Privacy, The Internet & Labor (Room- )

The issue of privacy of our records and electronic information is now not only a question of getting a job but also getting workers comp and other rights. We will look at the wild west environment where using the internet and IT has become a deadly danger to workers and the public and what we can do about it.

Patricia Moleski - Fired IT Whisleblower At 7th Day Adventist Hospital Chain
Linda Ackerman - Privacy Activism (invited)
Steve Zeltzer - California Coalition for Workers Memorial Day, Labor Video Project

(4) Development of Labor Channels & Labor Media/ SINALTRAINAL Stream from Columbia Coke Workers (Room- )

The use of labor channels and streaming to build international solidarity has tremendous potential and this panel will look at low power radio, the Latino media and how international communication is breaking barriers.

Toya Isabel Fernandes - Linefeed
Max Peres - Coalition of Immokalee Workers CIW-Set up low FM power station
Maria Hall - Radio Journalist
Isabel Wagemans - International Labor Educator with & Representatives from Belgium

1:00 - 2:45 PM
Lunch Plenary (McLaren 252)

KPFA “Labor and Representation at KPFA”
What is happening at KPFA? Recent layoffs of the Morning Show staff brought to public attention a number of longstanding issues involving paid and unpaid workers, unions, and management at KPFA and Pacifica Radio.
This panel will include representatives from different worker perspectives, in an effort to find common ground and define ways to make KPFA more responsive to the needs of labor.

panelists: Please check the web site later

3:00 - 4:30 PM
Proposals For Action & Organizing (McLaren 252)
International labor channel and Strategies for Building Labor Channels
Added to the calendar on Thu, Dec 2, 2010 6:36PM
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