Young people are answering the call to organize their peers in Boston with the Futures Committee of the Greater Boston Labor Council holding a conference later this month:
Greater Boston Labor Council’s Futures Committee is putting on: “Organizing Our Future.” The goal of the conference is to foster and develop the skills of young union members to lead the next generation of the labor movement. Workshops will include “Organizing 101” and “Re-Branding the Labor Movement through Multimedia Technology.” Our guest speaker will be Boston City Councillor-At-Large Felix G. Arroyo.
The conference is open to young union members who are 35 years old and younger. We would greatly appreciate it if GBLC affiliates would send representatives from their local unions.
Attendance is FREE. Childcare will be provided upon Request.
Please RSVP to the GBLC Organizer Rosa Blumenfeld by Friday, February 18th, 2011. Rosa can be reached at the office at 617-723-2370, on her cell at 617-460-9821 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sat. Feb. 26, 10-2:30
Boston Teacher’s Union
180 Mt. Vernon Street Dorchester, MA
On Saturday, August 14, 2010 young workers, generally 18-24 yrs. old, and their allies will gather in Southeastern Massachusetts to start building a stronger voice for our area’s future.
Why Young Workers?
Because they are hit the hardest by the current economic conditions. Youth unemployment is much
higher than the regional average, wages are stagnant, no health benefits, housing is out of reach, and because they deserve jobs more than minimum wage.
|Youth Organizing Summit 2010 featuring rapper Tem Blessed.
The Youth Organizing Summit is focused on organizing to share ideas, building communities, and simply gaining strength by organizing together. Act now, you can’t afford to wait, and your communities can’t afford to wait. There will be an opportunity to focus on workshops and discuss the actions needed to take to demand. These workshops are: Impact of CORI Reform, Music and Social Movement, Organizing for Jobs and Justice, Building the Perfect Resume.
Register here for the 2010 Summit and the workshops or call for more information: 508-999-8007.
Please join us for food, fun, music and movement building on Saturday, August 14th from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM at the UMass Dartmouth Woodland Commons. As we work to identify hurdles, search for solutions and build the young worker movement! (park in Parking Lot 7).
Directions: UMass Dartmouth directions – Google Maps
Parking: Park in Lot 7, take the shuttle to Woodland Commons. Please see the campus map for details.
The AFL-CIO has just announced dates for the Young Workers Summit: June 10-13. I will be there, will you?
RSVP here by May 21.
This is so not your father’s labor movement.
Soon it will be yours. What are you going to do with it?
Please join young union members, activists and AFL-CIO union leaders for the first national summit of and for young workers.
Share your concerns, skills and ideas for shaping young workers’ role in the union movement—and the movement you want to see for the future.