Abby Lawlor with Dean Spade — 'Rules to Win By'

Abby Lawlor with Dean Spade at Seward Park Third Place Books
Abby Lawlor with Dean Spade at Seward Park Third Place Books

Tuesday May 23rd, 7pm to 8:30pm Pacific Time
Third Place Books, 5041 Wilson Ave S, Seattle

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Join the Labor Center in welcoming Abby Lawlor at the Seward Park Third Place Books for a discussion of her book, co-authored by Jane F. McAlevey, Rules to Win By: Power and Participation in Union Negotiations. Lawlor will be joined in conversation by writer and Seattle University School of Law professor Dean Spade. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required in advance.

This event will include a public signing and time for audience Q&A. Copies of Abby's new book will be available for purchase as well.

More about 'Rules to Win By' from the publisher: 

  • A tried-and-tested guidebook on participatory social change from a leading organizer and advisor to countless unions around the world
  • Provides the tools and resources to effectively empower ordinary people to convert recent unionization efforts into a contract with real and significant gains for workers
  • Offers an entirely new approach to negotiations based on transparency and high participation

Interested in learning more about 'big bargaining'? Join an online class on Wednesday evenings on June 7, 14 and 21 from 5-7pm Pacific. This class is open to groups of at least 10 people and is sponsored by our partners at the UC Berkeley Labor Center.

Abby Lawlor is an attorney, organizer, and researcher based in Seattle, Washington. She is currently a legal fellow at Public Rights Project. Abby spent five years as a strategic researcher with UNITE HERE Local 8 where she provided support to hotel and food service workers in Washington and Oregon fighting to win their own union contracts. In 2016, she led a successful citywide ballot initiative campaign to pass a first-of-its-kind ordinance addressing sexual harassment in the hotel industry and enshrining protections first achieved through collective bargaining into Seattle law.