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    The theme of the convention, in light of the noticeable decline of unions in recent years, is building a broad coalition between labor and community strong enough to carry forward the struggle for a decent life for working and middle-class people. How and what can we learn from the rank and file, from union leaders, and from non-union workers?

    The listening session here was sponsored by the Workmen's Circle and the National Writers Union L.A. Chapter, with the significant presence of California School Employees Association members. Other unions represented included SAG/AFTRA, SEIU, Teamsters, Newspaper Guild, and Utility Workers. The session was notable for its multiracial and multicultural character. Chloe Osmer, an AFL-CIO organizer for the "carwashero" car-wash workers organizing campaign, and specialist in organizing strategy and immigration reform, moderated.
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    Seriously???

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    Default Re: How to build our union movement: Ideas from LA

    What really should be discussed over there:

    Try floating this idea around at the AFL-CIO convention: Auxiliary temporarily leased "Ambulatory Union Halls" with multiple affiliations located in vacant spaces of shopping ctrs. adjacent to or nearby Walmarts and fast food restaurants.. Strike the fear of God into them... in other words: Scare the :P:P:P:P out of them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickass View Post
    Seriously???

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    kickass, give me a break. Most of my information comes off the IBT site where they have a blog listing all sorts of union news. I don't care where it comes from. I just post it for everyone's information.

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    I would be more concerned about who the source affiliates itself with first, union news or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickass View Post
    I would be more concerned about who the source affiliates itself with first, union news or not.
    I am not here to decide if someone on this site feels a link is from a communist site. You have accused me of this in the past. You can voice your opinion on this freely but I am just voicing my opinion back. This was a pro union convention that took place in L.A. This is a convention that was held by the AFL-CIO. Some of you don't like that I post from Huffington Post. I don't always agree with that site either but they have good union news that you guys should know about. As much time as I spend on the computer looking for info for you guys, maybe you could show a little appreciation. Or, feel free to start posting your own links. I would be glad to have more people on this site do some of their own posting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ABFwife View Post
    I am not here to decide if someone on this site feels a link is from a communist site. You have accused me of this in the past. You can voice your opinion on this freely but I am just voicing my opinion back. This was a pro union convention that took place in L.A. This is a convention that was held by the AFL-CIO. Some of you don't like that I post from Huffington Post. I don't always agree with that site either but they have good union news that you guys should know about. As much time as I spend on the computer looking for info for you guys, maybe you could show a little appreciation. Or, feel free to start posting your own links. I would be glad to have more people on this site do some of their own posting.
    It does take time and dedication to research and then post stories and links we are all interested in.
    Thanks for your work ABFwife !

    Like it was mentioned, everyone should feel free to add stories and links.
    Not just take a political stance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    It does take time and dedication to research and then post stories and links we are all interested in.
    Thanks for your work ABFwife !

    Like it was mentioned, everyone should feel free to add stories and links.
    Not just take a political stance.
    Thank you fxstc. And if anyone is paying close attention, they will see that I do post articles written by people who take a negative stance against unions and against Obama.

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    Don't take this the wrong way but you start many many a thread that go away without so much as a view, the forum gets a little crowded with crap while the main topics of the day get pushed downward, kind of irritating!!! Maybe you could start your own sub-forum "Wifey's Corner", just a suggestion

    I'm not trying to be a dick about this so don't take it the wrong way or get po'd at me, all in good criticism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickass View Post
    Don't take this the wrong way but you start many many a thread that go away without so much as a view, the forum gets a little crowded with crap while the main topics of the day get pushed downward, kind of irritating!!! Maybe you could start your own sub-forum "Wifey's Corner", just a suggestion

    I'm not trying to be a dick about this so don't take it the wrong way or get po'd at me, all in good criticism.
    kickass, I am not going to sit here and defend myself to you AGAIN! If you don't like what I post, don't read it! It's that simple.

 

 
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