At a time when both public and private labor unions are in decline and under attack, this forum will explore new ideas for revitalizing American labor. The panelists will discuss the causes for the decline and their cutting-edge proposals for reversing the downward trend. This forum will be held the day before the vote to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who set off a firestorm that garnered national attention when he led efforts to curtail collective bargaining rights of state workers in Wisconsin.
When: Monday, June 4, 2012, 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. (A light lunch will be served.) Hosted By: The Century Foundation
Location: 41 E. 70th St
Featured Panelists: Richard Kahlenberg, Century Foundation fellow and co-author (with Moshe Marvit) of Why Labor Organizing Should Be a Civil Right, a new book from The Century Foundation
Amy Dean, Century Foundation fellow and co-author, with David B. Reynolds, of The Century Foundation book A New, New Deal: How Regional Activism Will Reshape the American Labor Movement
Ai-jen Poo, Director of National Domestic Workers Alliance, recently named one of TIME’s The 100 Most Influential People in the World.
Bob Herbert, distinguished senior fellow at Demos, former op-ed columnist for the New York Times (moderator) RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org with “Union” in the subject line
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Sign up for our weekly newsletter. About the Series: The Century Foundation is a progressive nonpartisan think tank. Originally known as the Twentieth Century Fund, it was founded in 1919 and endowed by Edward Filene, a leading Republican businessman and champion of fair workplaces and employee ownership strategies, with an eye to ensuring that economic opportunity is available to all. Filene’s ideas and ideals, as expressed through speeches and articles, were collected in the book, Speaking of Change, which was published in 1938as a tribute to him and his progressive vision. This forum series, by the same name, examines today’s pressing policy issues related to equity and opportunity.