Monday, December 18, 2017

Drabinski, Emily (2017) "An Organizer's Tale:

Drabinski, Emily (2017) "An Organizer's Tale: LIU Brooklyn's Lockout and Union Contract Negotiation," The Political Librarian: Vol. 3 : Iss. 1 , Article 6. 
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Here’s what I learned from this experience, our one big success—we are the only unit on campus with a negotiated contract. Our big failure—the livelihood of much of our casual labor force has been devastated. Management is highly organized. They were single-minded in their efforts to control us. They have more money than us and more power than us, but we outnumber them. In order to push against forces that have more power than us, we have to organize each other. We have to all be together, working consistently in a forward direction over time. We were not organized enough to force management to offer us a contract without concessions. We cannot let that happen again. When we look at the world as it is right now, there is so much we cannot let happen ever again. We all have so much to stand against, to fight for, to resist, and to organize to change for good.

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