Excluded Workers' Congress

Workshop Information
Event Date: 
Wed, 06/23/2010 - 1:00pm - 5:30pm
Event Location: 
Cobo Hall: D2-15
Full Description: 

This PMA focuses on how we can expand workers’ rights to organize. It will bring together workers who are excluded from the right to organize and other labor protections in the United States, for discussion on organizing strategies and the potential for reforms to strengthen workers' rights and democracy through the expansion of the right to organize to include all workers. We seek to bring leaders from the various sectors, including domestic workers, day laborers, restaurant workers, taxi drivers, farm workers, workers in the right-to-work-for-less states of the South, welfare/workfare workers, formerly incarcerated workers, and guest workers, together, to share conditions in our industries and learn from one anothers experiences organizing. In addition, we seek to identify potential for collaboration, campaigns, and a common agenda for reforms at the federal level (including as they relate to the National Labor Relations Act) that could ultimately address the exclusion of our sectors from the human right to organize and collectively bargain.

Organizer Name: 
Ai-jen Poo
Organizer Email: 
aijenp@gmail.com
First Sponsoring Organization Name: 
National Domestic Worker Alliance
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
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