Socialists are Organizing their Workplaces!
Start: 2022-01-24 19:00:00 UTC Eastern Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)
End: 2022-01-24 20:30:00 UTC Eastern Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)
This is a virtual event
Panel Discussion - January 24, 2022, 7:00 pm on Zoom
There’s an exciting new trend emerging on the socialist left: DSA members organizing their workplaces!
The U.S. labor movement has been declining for decades, with the current union membership rate down to about 11% of the workforce, and only 6% in the private sector. Meanwhile surveys show that more than two-thirds of people approve of unions and half of all non-union workers would join a union if they had the chance. We need to reinvigorate large scale new organizing.
And socialists are doing it. Every day we hear about another comrade who has organized their workplace, is on a new organizing committee, or has filed for a union election. Many socialists who have been politicized outside the workplace are taking their politics and commitment to organizing back to their workplaces.
Join us for a conversation with socialist workplace organizers to see what has worked, what hasn’t, how being a socialist informs their approach to organizing, and what the role of DSA has been or could be.
We’ll also discuss an exciting and successful project, the Emergency Workplace Organizing Committee (EWOC), that was launched in 2020 by DSA and the United Electrical workers union. EWOC has helped thousands of workers organize to improve their working conditions.
Facilitator/Panelist: Justin C., North Brooklyn Branch, NYC DSA
- Gabe F.
- Jazmin R.
- Rivka M.
For questions about the event, contact Evan @ Labor@socialists.nyc.