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Organizing Your Workplace is First Step in Changing The World with UK authors

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Date:
Thursday, May 25, 2023
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Event Type:
Class/Workshop
Organizer/Author:
The Green Arcade
Email:
Phone:
415-431-6800
Location Details:
The Green Arcade
1680 Market Street
SF, CA 94102

British authors Lydia Hughes and Jamie Woodcock will be visiting San Francisco to discuss their new book Troublemaking: Why You Should Organize Your Workplace.

There are no unorganizable workers, only workers yet to be organized. There has been an explosion of organizing among workers many assumed to be unorganizable, from delivery drivers in London and waste collectors in Mumbai to tech workers in Silicon Valley.

From these movements, Lydia Hughes and Jamie Woodcock draw a number of lessons about why organizing at work is the first step in building another world. They will be in discussion with SF's Gifford Hartman.

Lydia Hughes is a workplace organiser. She has been a leader in organizing foster care workers, food delivery couriers, cycling instructors, cleaners, security guards, and game workers in the UK. She now supports socialist education initiatives and is active as a union member. She is an Editor at Notes from Below and Red Pepper.

Jamie Woodcock works for a university and is a researcher based in London. He is a member of two unions, he supports new worker organizing through several large UK unions. Jamie is the author of books including Working the Phones and Marx at the Arcade, as well as an editor of Notes from Below and Historical Materialism.

Gifford Hartman is a Certified Trainer for the Global Labour University. As a rank-and-file worker, he participated in organizing in Berkeley in the 1990s; in 2008 he and his co-workers launched a four-day wildcat strike at a non-profit adult school in San Francisco. Over the last 25 years he has been an adult educator, labor trainer and working class historian.

Please be vaxxed and masks strongly recommended. Thanks!
Added to the calendar on Tue, May 9, 2023 12:05AM
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