Frederick Douglass

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will. Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them..." Frederick Douglass

Monday, February 27, 2012

Monday, February 27th Labor Organizing Teach-In: Practical Challenges and Opportunities

Presented By: Sarah Warren, UNITE HERE Local 8 (hospitality workers union)

Have you thought about organizing your workplace into a union? Do you wonder why more workplaces are not organized? We'll talk about some of the reasons why it is so difficult to organize a non-union workplace to join a union, and focus on the practical and logistical challenges. We'll discuss some recent successes from UNITE HERE nationally, and what contributed to their successful organizing. Finally, we'll also talk about first steps to organizing your workplace for general collective action, and what opportunities there are among the many challenges.

Sponsored by: Occupy Seattle Labor Caucus, UNITE HERE Local 8

· Where: Washington State Convention Center, 2nd Floor Lobby

· When: Monday, February 27th
· Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm