Worker Rights At Home and Abroad
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Friday, March 19-Saturday, March 20
All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church
4501 Walnut St. Kansas City, MO
Worker Rights Here At Home
Friday, March 19, 7:00PM
Lead speaker: Ed Bruno
Ed Bruno, New England Organizer for the Labor Party, is a former Director of Organization for the United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America (UE). He helped author and edit the Labor Party's discussion document, Toward a New Labor Law, and plays a major role in the Labor Party Campaign for Worker Rights.
Also speaking: Kelley Dull, President, AFGE Council 171 on the Administration attacks on Department of Defense and other Federal employee labor rights; Stuart Elliott on postal worker rights.
Worker Rights Where American Bosses
Saturday, March 20, 9AM
Lead speaker: Judy Ancel
Judy Ancel is director of the Institute for Labor Studies (ILS), a joint project of the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Longview Community College. Among its many projects, the ILS sponsors the award winning Heartland Labor Forum, Kansas City's only radio show about the workplace and the Labor Movement. Ancel is president of The Cross-Border Network for Justice and Solidarity, promoting solidarity with Mexican workers fighting to organize genuine trade unions, and is also active in the Greater Kansas City Fair Trade Coalition. Other speakers include: Stuart Elliott, webmaster, Kansas Workbeat, site of the Wichita/Hutchinson Labor Federation of Central Kansas.
Working Lunch Served Between Sessions
Worker Rights In Occupied Iraq
Saturday, March 20, Noon
Introduction: Ed Bruno
In addition to his Labor Party activities, Ed Bruno is a leader of US Labor Against the War (USLAW) since its founding. He has helped coordinate USLAW's campaigns against the US corporate invasion of Iraq and in defense of worker rights for Iraqi trade unionists.
Special Guest Speaker
Speaking on behalf of:
The Federation of Workers Councils and Unions in Iraq
Union of the Unemployed of Iraq (UUI)
Amjad Al-Jawhary was born in Baghdad in 1966. He earned a bachelor's degree in biology at Mosul University in 1989. Because of his political views, and organizing among sewing workers, he was blacklisted by the regime and was unable to find employment in any state enterprise. With his family, he fled to Turkey in 1995 and was active among Iraqi refugees there. Since 1996 he has lived in Toronto, Canada where he has spoken widely on Iraqi issues and has been active in the anti-sanctions and anti-war movements.
Suggested donation: $5 per session; $5 for lunch—$15
for whole package if paid in advance.
Students, retired, unemployed asked only to pay for lunch—no one turned away for lack of money
Make checks payable to “KCALPA” and mail to:
Conference PO Box 30127 Plaza Station Kansas City, MO 64112
Or use the KCLAW PayPal Account (specify conference
Initiated by Cross Border Network for Justice and Solidarity, Kansas City Labor Against the War, Kansas City Labor Party
Why We Call This Conference
On the first anniversary of the war in Iraq we will shine a light on our government's attack on the labor rights of Iraqi workers. Halliburton and other corporations, backed up by our military might, are now exporting their American brand of union busting. At a conference on March 19-20, we'll explore union busting in the global economy - at home and abroad. The U.S., Mexico, China and Iraq: Labor Rights and Wrongs.
Endorsers (list in progress) All Souls Social Justice Committee, Greater Kansas City Fair Trade Coalition, Greens of Kansas City, Kansas City Iraq Task Force, Kansas City PeaceWorks, kclabor.org, Kansas City National Lawyers Guild, UMKC National Lawyers Guild
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