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Sunday, April 8

9:00am PDT

Labor for Our Revolution Meeting United A Bargaining When a Company Might Go Bankrupt LambertTeamsters 705 • Richard De Vries Stop Begging, Start Bargaining Heathrow AJason Ide, Teamsters 814 • Julian Tysh, Teamsters 814 You Got Elected: Now What? TegelJohn Pearson, SEIU 1021 • Robin Krinsky, New York State Nurses • Facilitator: Mike Parker, author, Democracy is Power • Dan Campbell, Teamsters for a Democratic Union Lockouts as Strategic Opportunities Heathrow BEmily Drabinski, Long Island University Faculty • Facilitator: Peter Olney, Stansbury Forum • Frank Hammer, Auto Workers, retired Let Us Teach Sea TacRachel Schluter, Milwaukee Teachers Education Association • Shari Redel, Milwaukee Teachers Education Association • Facilitator: Amy Roat, WE Caucus, Philadelphia Federation of Teachers • Gynette Baker, Chicago Teachers The Funding Our Schools Deserve John WayneGillian Russom, Union Power, United Teachers Los Angeles • Beth Swanberg, St. Paul Federation of Teachers • Facilitator: Dan Clawson, EDU, Massachusetts Teachers • Representative, Chicago Teachers Defending Teachers’ Contracts around the World GatwickPaul Bocking, Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation, Canada • Kip Wood, British Columbia Teachers Federation, Canada • María de la Luz Arriaga Lemus, Trinational Coalition in Defense of Public Education, Mexico • Facilitator: Nancy Serrano, Chicago Teachers, U.S. Asia Regional and Asian-American Interest Meeting International Ballroom D Defending Mental Health Care LAX AFacilitator: Anthony Ciampa, New York State Nurses • Raelynn Price, New York State Nurses • Karen Coughlin, Massachusetts Teachers • Elizabeth White, National Union of Healthcare Workers medicare for all meeting Rosemont D The Crisis in Puerto Rico Rosemont BMercedes Martinez, Federación de Maestros de Puerto Rico (Puerto Rican Teachers Federation) • Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, New York State Nurses • Facilitator: Rosa Ponce, Painters • Jia Lee, MORE, United Federation of Teachers Women's Meeting International Ballroom A Secrets of a Successful Organizer: Turning an Issue into a Campaign Rosemont ABrian St. Pierre, Port Jefferson Station Teachers • Beth Breslaw, Teamsters for a Democratic Union Supercharge your Grievance HartsfieldFacilitator: Carl Biers, New York State Nurses • Jodi Barschow, Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals • Andrea Parker, Chicago Teachers • Jason Frantz, Transport Workers Using Your Labor-Management Committee JFKAngelo Batista, Transport Workers 100 • Cora Garcellano, New York State Nurses • Lori Wagner, New York State Nurses • Rachel Feldman, New York State Nurses Health and Safety: Winning Campaigns (S) MidwayDeborah Lane, Amalgamated Transit Union 308 • Rick Albis, Steelworkers 675 • Ana Enriquez, ARISE • Sasha Legette, Workers Defense Project • Facilitator: Elaine Bernard, National Writers Union Creative Enforcement Tactics (S) International Ballroom BDeena Ladd, Workers Action Centre • Diana Lopez, Workers Dignity • Roni Nashed, Workers Dignity • José Olivas, Somos un Pueblo Unido • Marcela Díaz, Somos un Pueblo Unido

10:45am PDT

Fighting Privatization ParisStanley Smalls, Amalgamated Transit Union 732 • Ingrid Walker-Henry, Milwaukee Teachers Education Association • Doris Conley-Brooks, United Campus Workers • Edward McDaniel, United Campus Workers • Facilitator: Aaron Brenner, Food and Commercial Workers Belabored: Live! Rosemont DMichelle Chen, Belabored podcast • Sarah Jaffe, Belabored podcast Researching Your Employer LaGuardiaAmy Willis • Transport Workers Coordinated Bargaining International Ballroom CFacilitator: Alan Hanson, Food and Commercial Workers 400 • Arlene Inouye, Union Power, United Teachers Los Angeles • Francine Rico, SEIU Healthcare Illinois-Indiana • Beth Piknick, Massachusetts Nurses Opening Up Bargaining O'Hare BFacilitator: Greg Nammacher, SEIU 26 • Hayman Sung, British Columbia Government Employees • Laarni de los Reyes, British Columbia Government Employees • Karine Raymond, New York State Nurses • Mary Manor, Minneapolis Federation of Teachers Contract Campaigns from the Bottom Up Heathrow BJason Sheckler, Carpenters 1503 • Facilitator: Bill Parker, Auto Workers 1700 • Nick Perry, Teamsters 413 • Jessica Way, WE Caucus, Philadelphia Federation of Teachers Organizing Issue Fights to Build Power in Schools John WayneHelen Victoros, Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario • Alex Brower, Milwaukee Teachers • Facilitator: Kevin Prosen, MORE, United Fed. of Teachers • Mike Shea, Chicago Teachers • Natalia Bacchus, BMORE, Baltimore Teachers Taking On Testing and Teacher Evaluations Sea TacFacilitator: Betsy Preval, Cambridge Education Association • Lillian Kass, Chicago Teachers • Mary Manor, Minneapolis Federation of Teachers • Philipa Harvey, National Education Union, U.K. Confronting Employers’ Blame-the-Worker Safety Programs LambertNancy Lessin Postal Workers Meeting Ronald Reagan Organizing in Open-Shop America Rosemont CValeria Smith, ATU 1235 • Jay Dennis, Teamsters 89 • Tammy Berlin, Jefferson County Education Association • Facilitator: Peter Hasegawa, M.L. King County Labor Council Bargaining Trans-Inclusive Contract Language International Ballroom EAmanda Armstrong-Price, Auto Workers 2865 • Munira Lokhandwala, Auto Workers 2865 • Phoenix Casino, Babeland worker, RWDSU • Stephanie Basile, Communications Workers Responding to Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (and Your Union) O'Hare AKari Thompson • United Electrical Workers Beating Divide and Conquer: Organizing Multi-racial Workforces (S) International Ballroom DInes Orjuela, UNITE HERE 217 • Chair: Jose Oliva, Food Chain Workers Alliance • Karen Chen, Chinese Progressive Association • Basma Eid, ENLACE • Elsa López, Somos un Pueblo Unido Black Workers Fight for Jobs International Ballroom BFernando Parmer, Amalgamated Transit Union 1235 • Michael Avant, AFSCME 3299 • Rosalee Balberan, Bay Area Black Worker Center • Monique Redeaux, Illinois Federation of Teachers Making Your Union or Community a Sanctuary for Immigrant Workers (S) HartsfieldMaricruz Manzanares, AFSCME 3299 • Eduardo Samaniego, Pioneer Valley Worker Center • Orbelina Alvarado, Nashville Community Defense, Workers Dignity • Facilitator: Guillermo Perez, Steelworkers • Linda Perales, Chicago Teachers • Porfirio Quintano, National Union of Healthcare Workers Secrets of a Successful Organizer: Turning an Issue into a Campaign Rosemont APam Galpern, Communications Workers 1101 • Angelina Cruz, Racine Education Association Action Gets Results: Solving Workplace Problems DaVinci BTommy Salvatore, Teamsters 251 • Lynnetta Muehlhauser, Minnesota Nurses • Xenia Green, New York State Nurses • Facilitator: Craig Merilees, Longshore and Warehouse Union Building a Member-to-Member Leader Network North CentralMontgomery County Education Association • Heather Carroll Fisher Creative Organizing and Strategic Mischief (s) ViennaDan Moore, SEIU 26 • Ricardo Levins Morales, labor artist Can Labor Change the World? An Intergenerational Exchange O’Hare CBianca Cunningham, Communications Workers District 1 • Tim Schermerhorn, Transport Workers 100 • Meredith Schafer, AFSCME • Gene Bruskin • Jane Slaughter, Labor Notes Policy Committee • Marsha Niemeijer, New York State Nurses • Jia Lee, MORE, United Federation of Teachers Doing Politics Differently United BMike Parker, Richmond Progressive Alliance • Jackie Charles, United Working Families Chicago • Kali Akuno, Cooperation Jackson • Facilitator: Stacy Davis-Gates, Chicago Teachers Picking a Job for the Long Haul LAX ARyan Haney, Teamsters 745 • Sean Petty, New York State Nurses • Facilitator: Amy Bromsen, Auto Workers, retired • Paul Prescod, WE Caucus, Philadelphia Teachers • Sarah Chambers, CORE, Chicago Teachers The UAW at Volkswagen and Nissan: What Happened? Rosemont BFacilitator: Scott Houldieson, Auto Workers 551 • Robert Hathorn and Shambe Jackson, Nissan • Wendy Thompson, Auto Workers 235, retired • Byron Spencer, Volkswagen Labor’s New Sources of Leverage United ALeonard Riley, International Longshoremen’s Association 1422 • Facilitator: Ella Mahony, Jacobin/NewsGuild • Mark Meinster, Warehouse Workers for Justice • Kim Moody, National Union of Journalists, U.K. Organizing Community-Labor Alliances CapitalNil Sendil, Fight for $15 and Fairness/Workers’ Action Centre • Facilitator: Jonathan Rosenblum, organizer • Kimberly Goldbaum, Chicago Teachers • Consuelo Vargas, National Nurses United

1:00pm PDT

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