How Safety and Health Issues Can Drive Organizing Campaigns – A Case Study on Airports
At LaGuardia Airport in October 2014, more than 200 contracted cabin cleaners launched a strike over occupational hazards and unhealthy and unsafe working conditions, including lack of protection from possible exposure to Ebola and other infectious diseases, and to protest unfair labor practices, including illegal threats to workers who planned to strike. Learn how these workers won the union through a campaign to expose safety and health conditions on the job and applications for other organizing campaigns.
On Tuesday Dec. 14th LRAN Projects Committee conducted its first skills share quarterly webinar. The webinar was led by Melissa Amernick (Research Director of SEIU 32BJ) and Aldo Muirragui (Lead Researcher at SEIU 32BJ).
With the new presidential administration, it is incumbent upon the labor movement to make racial justice a top priority. Please join our webinar, “Race in the Labor Movement”, led by Tanya Wallace-Gobern, Executive Director of the National Black Worker’s Center Project.
We will examine the labor movement’s historical and current challenges in organizing against racism, and will address some of the following questions:
- What is the National Black Worker’s Center project?
- How are unions addressing race and racism in the labor movement?
- How are unions relating to the Movement for Black Lives?
- Where does the labor movement stand on police unions’ role on accountability for police brutality?
The LRAN projects completed its second webinar in its quarterly serious. The topic covered was “Race in the Labor Movement.” The webinar was Tuesday March 14th @3pm. It was led by Tanya Wallace-Gobern, the Executive Director of the National Black Workers Center Project.