Wednesday, April 12, 2006
"Building Solidarity from Below"-Labor Notes
"Building Solidarity from Below," will attract hundreds of labor activists from around the world. The conference will feature more than 50 workshops; dozens of union, industry, and interest meetings; main panels with great speakers; and much more.
Labor Notes is a non-profit organization that has been the voice of union activists who want to "put the movement back in the labor movement" since 1979.
For years, the labor movement has been reeling from an employers' offensive. We now have real lower wages, less job security, and smaller, weaker unions than the previous generation. Employers are turning what used to be good, steady jobs into poorly-paid drudgery, often dangerous and stressful. Some of us work more overtime than we want; others must make due with part-time or temporary jobs.
Labor Notes believes that if the labor movement is to regain the numbers and the power we have lost in past decades, we must deal with the problems we face. Some of these problems are a result of outside influences, but some are our movement's own failings.
Labor Notes Magazine