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Katy Habr

Friday, April 6
 

1:00pm

3:00pm

5:00pm

 
Saturday, April 7
 

10:15am

Community-Labor Alliances Sky HarborElijah Edwards, AFSCME 2858 • Roz Pelles, Poor People’s Campaign • Facilitator: Steve Early, labor journalist • Fran Tobin, Alliance for Community Services • Nick Faber, St. Paul Federation of Teachers Worker Cooperatives (S) MalpensaJesús Torres, Trabajadores Democráticos de Occidente (Democratic Workers of the West cooperative) • Armando Robles, New Era Windows and Doors • Maria Roman, New Era Windows and Doors • Keith Joseph, SEIU1199 Healthcare • Co-facilitator: Monica Atkins, Cooperation Jackson • Kali Akuno, Cooperation Jackson • Co-facilitator: Tim Schermerhorn, Labor Notes and Democracy at Work Strikes and Contract Campaigns on Campus MidwayCherrene Horazuk, AFSCME 3800 • Sherry Wolf, Rutgers AAUP-AFT • Tony Johnston, Cook County Community College • Facilitator: Michelle Chen, Belabored podcast • Jane Elliott, King’s College University and College Union, U.K. Voices from the Teacher Uprising Rosemont CTammy Berlin, Jefferson County Teachers Association, Kentucky • Nema Brewer, KY120 United, Kentucky • Dylan Wegela, Arizona Educators United • Rebecca Garelli, Arizona Educators United • Emily Comer, Kanawha Federation of Teachers, West Virginia • Olivia Morris, Kanawha Federation of Teachers, West Virginia Black Lives Matter in Schools LindberghGeorgia Flowers-Lee, Union Power, United Teachers Los Angeles • Audrey Murph-Brown, EDU, Springfield Education Association • Cristina Duncan Evans, BMORE, Baltimore Teachers • Faciltator: Ismael Jimenez, WE Caucus, Philadelphia Federation of Teachers • Rosie Frascella, MORE, United Federation of Teachers Fighting for Public Education around the World (S) LAX BStephane Enjalran, Solidaires, France • Facilitator: Arlene Inouye, Union Power, United Teachers L.A. • David Guadalupe Valenzuela, CNTE-Sonora, Mexico • Kiri Tunks, National Education Union, U.K. Tackling Amazon and the Logistics Bosses: Reports from around the Globe International Ballroom EAldo Milani, Si COBAS, Italy • Aga Mroz, Workers Initiative, Poland • Magda Malinowska, Workers Initiative, Poland • Facilitator: Louise Tikas • KD, Angry Workers of the World, U.K. Creative Organizing and Strategic Mischief ViennaDan Moore, SEIU 26 • Ricardo Levins Morales, labor artist

2:00pm

Young Workers Blaze New Trails DullesWill Stone, Communications Workers 1298 • Samantha Mason, Workers United 2833 • Jay Poranski, Health Professionals and Allied Employees • Arrion Brown, American Postal Workers, Nation’s Capital-Southern Maryland • Mary Clinton, Communications Workers Researching Your Employer (S) United AUnited Teachers Los Angeles • Grace Regullano Reformers in Office International Ballroom CSteve Lawton, Communications Workers 1102 • Patrick Green, Amalgamated Transit Union 1235 • Facilitator: Barbara Madeloni, Massachusetts Teachers Resistance in the Trades International Ballroom DJason Sheckler, Carpenters 1503 • Melissa Shetler, Ironworkers 46 • Al Neal, Workers’ Education Society • Neidi Dominguez, Painters Union Strikes Rosemont CAkbar Bibb, SEIU 1021 • Facilitator: Pam Galpern, Communications Workers 1101 • Josey Allgor, Communications Workers 1101 • James Hogan, Steelworkers 5114 • Rick Norman, Steelworkers 5114 • Brandon Wolford, Mingo County Education Association, West Virginia Agricultural Workers in the Global South (S) LibertyNidia Quintero, Fensuagro, Colombia • Tomás Membreño, Sindicato de Trabajadores de la Agroindustria y Similares (STAS), Honduras • Maria del Carmen Mata, Sindicato Independiente Nacional y Democrático de Jornaleros Agrícolas (SINDJA), Mexico • Facilitator: Tiffany Finck-Haynes, Global Labor University, Penn State Amazon, UPS, USPS: Workers Fighting Back in the Age of E-Commerce International Ballroom ANick Perry, Teamsters 413 • Facilitator: Melissa Rakestraw, Letter Carriers 825 • Keith Richardson, American Postal Workers Union, Chicago • Marvin Harvey, Amazon warehouse worker Militant History of Public Sector Unions MidwayPriscilla Murolo, labor historian • Bob Peterson, retired Milwaukee Teachers Organizing the South Rosemont BRoz Pelles, Poor People’s Campaign • Facilitator: Gene Bruskin, veteran union organizer and campaigner • Monica Atkins, Cooperation Jackson • Willie Hardy, Teamsters for a Democratic Union • Margaret Cook, United Campus Workers It’s In Our Hands: Member-Organizers Growing the Labor Movement GatwickKeith Hogarty, Communications Workers 1101 • Donald Jean-Marie, UNITE HERE 217 • Cyndi Sexton, New York State Nurses • Facilitator: Cassie Watters, United Campus Workers

4:15pm

6:00pm

 
Sunday, April 8
 

9:00am

10:45am

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 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 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.