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Emerging Leaders Conference 2017 - Agenda Draft

                               Social Justice Unionism in the Face of RTW

 Friday, October13

5:30pm     Doors Open

6:00pm     Opening Panel Plenary: Defining 21th Century Social Justice Unionism & Understanding the Threat of RTW  (Building C, Room 122)

  •  April Sims, Field Mobilization Director, WSLC, AFl-CIO 
  •  John Scearcy, Secretary Treasurer, Teamsters 117
   8:00pm      Conference Agenda Review & Conference Icebreaker Activity

                                             8:30pm      Close

 Saturday, October 14th

8:15am    Doors Open

9:00am    Keynote Plenary:

Featuring a Keynote Panel moderated by Jeff Johnson, President, Washington State Labor Council, on the Role of Racial Justice in the Labor Movement in a Right-to-Work Era including
  • Bill Fletcher, Internationally renowned labor and civil rights activist
  • Jesse Hagopian, History teacher at Garfield High School and nationally renowned education activist
  • Jane Hopkins, Executive Director, SEIU 1199NW
  • Ligaya Domingo, Education Director, SEIU 1199NW
  • Kent Wong, Director of the UCLA Labor Center & Vice President of the California Federation of Teachers
  11:00am      Morning Break      

11:30am     Story Telling Workshop: Telling Stories that Fights RTW and Build Union Power, co-hosted by the Women Labor Leaders in Action

1:00pm       Lunch   

2:00pm       Workshops Round 1:  

  • Fighting against Right-Wing Populism and Winning (taught by Bill Fletcher)
  • Winning Issues Campaigns in the Workplace  (taught by Sarah Laslett, Career Instructor, Oregon Labor Education & Research Center)

4:00pm      Afternoon Break     

4:30pm      Workshops Round 2:

  • Organizing in an Open Shop (taught by SEIU 925)
  • Member-to-Member Internal Organizing Workshop (taught by IBEW 77)
  • Demonstrating Value in a Right-to-Work World (taught by PTE 17)
 6:30pm      Washington Young Emerging Labor Leaders (WA YELL) Social     

                                                   8:30pm      Close