Para que no le quiten sus servicios: los detalles prácticos de cómo construir alianzas trabajo-comunidad para proteger a los servicios públicos.

Descripcíon
The nuts and bolts of building labor community-alliances to stop privatization and protect public services, as budget shortfalls sky-rocket across the country.
Workshop Information
Event Date: 
Fri, 06/25/2010 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Event Location: 
Cobo Hall: D3-17
Full Description: 

As unemployment rates continue to rise in areas throughout the US, and people continue to lose their homes in what constitutes the largest loss of land for people of color since the end of reconstruction, the safety net across the nations is crumbling. Using budget shortfalls as an excuse, local governments have moved to de-fund badly needed public services, selling off the public sector to private interests, and rolling back wages and labor protections for workers. Throughout the country labor-community coalitions have emerged not only to fight back against the privatization of public resources, but also to provide alternatives for filling the budget gap. Through this interactive workshop we hope to showcase some of the struggles currently taking place.

Organizer Name: 
Ruth Castel-Branco
Organizer Email: 
rcastel@dclabor.org
First Sponsoring Organization Name: 
DC Jobs with Justce
Language(s): 
English
Language(s): 
Spanish
Tracks: 
Strategies for Building Power & Ensuring Community Needs (housing, education, jobs, clean air…)
Organizing a Labor Movement for the 21st Century: crisis and opportunities