The Future of Labor Organizing
At a time when both public and private labor unions are in decline and under attack, this forum will explore new ideas for revitalizing American labor. The panelists will discuss the causes for the decline and their cutting-edge proposals for reversing the downward trend. This forum will be held the day before the vote to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who set off a firestorm that garnered national attention when he led efforts to curtail collective bargaining rights of state workers in Wisconsin.
- Richard Kahlenberg, Century Foundation fellow and co-author (with Moshe Marvit) of Why Labor Organizing Should Be a Civil Right, a new book from The Century Foundation
- Amy Dean, Century Foundation fellow and co-author, with David B. Reynolds, of The Century Foundation book A New, New Deal: How Regional Activism Will Reshape the American Labor Movement
- Ai-jen Poo, Director of National Domestic Workers Alliance, recently named one of TIME's The 100 Most Influential People in the World.
- Bob Herbert, distinguished senior fellow at Demos, former op-ed columnist for the New York Times (moderator)