6/12 Book Talk: Steve Early on "Save Our Unions"
How can we save our unions? Find out at a book talk and discussion of progressive labor initiatives in Massachusetts and other states.
Date: Thursday, June 12th
Time: 7 p.m.
Porter Square Books
Porter Square Mall
25 White St., Cambridge, MA 02140
(and join the after-party, 8:30 to 10 p.m. at Christopher’s Bar, 1920 Mass Ave, just across the street)
"This book shows what it takes to defend democracy, workers rights,and social justice unionism."
DOLORES HUERTA, co-founder, United Farm Workers
Meet labor journalist and former CWA organizer Steve Early, author of Save Our Unions: Dispatches from a Movement in Distress.
Drawing on forty years of personal experience, Steve Early writes about cross-border union campaigning, labor strategies for organizing and health care reform, and political initiatives that might lessen worker dependence on the Democratic Party. Save Our Unions contains vivid portraits of rank-and-file heroes and heroines, both well-known and unsung. It takes readers to union conventions and funerals, strikes and picket-lines, celebrations of labor's past and struggles to insure that unions still have a future in the 21st century. The book's insight, analysis and advocacy make this an important contribution to the project of labor revitalization.
Sponsored by: Massachusetts AFL-CIO; Mass Jobs with Justice; CWA Locals 1400 and 1298; IBEW Locals 2222 and 2321; IUE-CWA Local 201; AEEF/CWA; UE Northeast Region; NWU/UAW, Boston Chapter; Massachusetts Nurses Association; United for a Fair Economy; Labor Notes; Monthly Review Press; Dollars & Sense; Open Media Boston; Socialism and Democracy; Democratic Socialists of America; SocialistAlternative; and Solidarity.
To order the book, go to: http://monthlyreview.org/press/books/pb4277/