NYC
2018
Event Type: 
Panel
Room: 
1.65
Timeslot: 
Session 6: Sunday, June 3rd: 12:00 - 1:50pm
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Description: 
Organized labor is panicking about the forthcoming Supreme Court decision for Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, fearful that all of the U.S. may soon become a "right-to-work state." And yet public school teachers in "red states" like West Virginia and Oaklahoma are conducting walkouts despite existing labor law -- and labor "leaders." What can labor leftists learn from this new show of militancy?

Participants

Jason Schulman is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Political Science at Lehman College, CUNY. He received his doctorate from the CUNY Graduate Center and is a member of PSC-CUNY/AFT 2334. He is the editor of Rosa Luxemburg: Her Life and Legacy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and author of Neoliberal... Read more
Jason Schulman is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Political Science at Lehman College, CUNY. He received his doctorate from the CUNY Graduate Center and is a member of PSC-CUNY/AFT 2334. He is the editor of Rosa Luxemburg: Her Life and Legacy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and author of Neoliberal... Read more
Chris Brooks joined the staff of Labor Notes in March 2016. He comes to Labor Notes from Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he spent several years working as a staff rep with the Tennessee Education Association. He covers auto workers, grocery workers, higher education workers, and government workers.... Read more
Julian Guerrero was born and raised in Queens, NYC by his Colombian immigrant parents. An active socialist and writer, Julian has been active in many social movements like the Immigrant's Rights movement, the Black Lives Matter movement as well as student activism, and work place organizing as... Read more
Erik Forman has been active in the labor movement for over a decade as a rank-and-file organizer. He played a leading role in groundbreaking attempts to unionize the US fast food industry with the Industrial Workers of the World and has led workshops on union organizing in over two dozen countries... Read more
Lois Weiner is Director of the Urban Education and Teacher Unionism Policy Project at New Jersey City University. She was a classroom teacher for 15 years before becoming a college professor, researcher, and teacher educator. She writes widely on education and labor, specializing in teacher... Read more