For more than 30 years, Jerry Tucker was an inspiring figure of the labor movement. His untimely passing in October 2012 was mourned by many in the labor community and beyond. Over the years, Jerry was a rank-and-file worker, union leader and adviser, and mentor to many. This conference explores Jerry’s work within the labor movement and examines the fundamental question that he wrestled with throughout his long career: How do we build a powerful social movement and exercise the collective might of the working class through true solidarity, accountability and democracy? We will discuss how to apply Jerry’s vision to today’s struggles, and we will celebrate his extraordinary life through music, videos and personal testimony.
The registration deadline for Jerry Tucker: The Person, The Mission, The Legacy, St. Louis, October 11-13, is rapidly approaching.
The Planning Committee has put together an inspiring and provocative agenda. (You can find it at http://www.stllaborconference.com/schedule) that both captures the breadth of Jerry’s contributions to the struggle of the working class and connects this legacy to the new voices and new forms of organization in our movement.
The cutoff date for reduced price hotel reservations is September 13 . The cutoff date for conference registration is October 4. You can register online at: http://stllaborconference.com/ and selecting Register or contact Jennifer Clemente 314-516-5994 firstname.lastname@example.org