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Saturday, June 29 • 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Labor & Community: Building Progressive Power by Working Together

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We win victories and defend our gains when we work together. In this era of expanded corporate power and consistent attacks against our rights, strong, ongoing working relationships between unions, community and progressive organizations are essential.

How do progressive organizations and labor unions work together in the fight for social and economic justice? What community issues have brought our forces together and what successes have we achieved?

This workshop will give you ideas and tools to strengthe the relationship between the labor and progressive movement in your area. 

Moderators
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Charlene Benton

Community Organizer, Citizen Action of New York

Speakers
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Marvin Holland

Political and Legislative Director, Transport Workers Union Local 100
Marvin is the Political and Legislative Director of the Transport Workers Union Local 100. Currently, he sits on the Advisory Board of the Murphy Instiute for Worker and Labor Studies at (CUNY) and the Solidarity Board of Community Voices Heard (CVH). He served on the TWU Local 100 Executive Board from 2003 to 2006, and in 2007 was awarded Black Heritage Man of the Year for Labor/community outreach. In 2008, Marvin founded Take Back Our Union... Read More →
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Matt Ryan

Executive Director, ALIGN NY
Matt is the Executive Director of ALIGN NY. ALIGN unites community and labor to create good jobs, vibrant communities and accountable democracy for all New Yorkers. | | Before coming to New York to join Jobs withy Justice, Matt organized low-wage worker unions in cities across the Midwest. In Cincinatti, he led the Justice for Janitors campaign that united 1,500 commercial office janitors and uilt broad community support with local faith... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2013 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Ballroom E Hilton Albany

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