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Friday, July 6 • 9:30am - 11:00am
"Right to Work": What It Is, Where It Came From and How to Defeat It

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Organized in unions, we are able to shape our work places.  But work place safety, respect, and fair compensation are problematic for the bosses that see these as obstacles in their pursuit of profit.  “right to work” laws are one tool the bosses have to weaken our ability to organize on the job.  What exactly is “right to work”?  What does the supreme court case, Janus vs AFSCME, mean for our side?  And what can the teachers' rebellion, taking place in “right to work” states, teach us?  The American labor movement was born in conditions of illegality; we will have to look to the rank and file struggles, past and present, to chart a way forward for today.  

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Alex Buckingham

Alex Buckingham is a socialist and union activist living in Madison, Wisconsin.

Friday July 6, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
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