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Challenges Facing the Labor Movement - An Organizer's Perspective

Jon Grossman

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2018 Ferrando Family Lecture

An account of the challenges facing today’s labor movement as seen through the experiences of a long time labor activist. Discussion of dilemmas such as:
- Do strategies for short term survival conflict with long term social change?
- What is the role of leadership in a democratic membership based organization? Of paid staff?
- How should workers confront the need for industries to change?
- Is there a conflict between treating workers fairly and providing quality services?
- How do changes in the organization of work impact organizing?

Starting as an aide in a public mental health facility, Jon Grossman became a labor activist and eventually a full-time union organizer. He has held various elected and staff positions in AFSCME and SEIU locals in Massachusetts.
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When and Where

Map Michigan League - Michigan Room

March 2018

4:00pm - 6:00pm

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