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Monday, 29 September 2008

Globalization, Union Renewal and the Fight for Social Justice: October 3, 2008 Forum

The Labour Education Centre invites you to participate in what promises to be one of the most exciting forums of the year-
”Globalization, Union Renewal and the Fight for Social Justice”.


DATE: Friday, October 3rd, 2008
TIME: 9 AM – 4 PM (book signing to follow)
LOCATION: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), Main Auditorium
252 Bloor Street West, Toronto (near St. George subway station)


Bill Fletcher, Co-author of “Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized
Labour and a New Path Towards Social Justice” will be our special guest
presenter.

Fletcher has been a life-long activist, dating back to his involvement in
the shutdown of his Mount Vernon, NY high school in May, 1970 to protest
the Vietnam War. He began his life of union activism working as a welder
at the Quincy, Massachusetts shipyards. He later went on to work for
the UAW, the Mail Handlers Union and the SEIU. He eventually held a
number of senior positions at the AFL-CIO.

Fletcher is also a former director of the “Trans Africa Forum”.

In the afternoon there will be workshops on a number of topics of interest
to labour and community/social activists.


You can download the (.pdf) flyer/registration form at this link:
http://www.laboureducation.org/pdffiles/fletcherflyer.pdf

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