MHVDSA - Meet the Labor Movement in the Hudson Valley
Start: Tuesday, December 07, 2021• 8:00 PM • Eastern Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)
This is a virtual event
The labor movement is critical to the success of the left, and the decline of unions in recent decades has corresponded with increasingly dangerous working conditions, stagnating wages, rising costs of living, and accelerating wealth inequality. But now a new generation of workers is fighting back, forming unions, and striking, as interest in unions reaches its highest points since the 1970s.
To better educate the public about what unions do, and help people get involved, Mid-Hudson Valley DSA is teaming up with the Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation (HVALF) for a discussion about organized labor right here in the Hudson Valley.
On Tuesday, December 7th at 8 pm, we’ll be speaking on Zoom with panelists from a range of industries and organizing experiences, followed by a brief Q & A. You’ll have a chance to hear about why unions increase democracy in the workplace, how they form and get results for their members, and what you can do to help support the growing labor movement in the Hudson Valley and beyond.
Our panelists include:
BETH WILSON is President and Academic Delegate of the United University Professions (UUP) New Paltz Chapter and lecturer of art history. She is an HVALF affiliate and Education Committee Co-Chair under the AFL-CIO.