You are heretrade unions

trade unions


A Night of Music to Benefit Witness for Peace

Friday, March 5, 2010, 8:00 p.m. [Updated flyers attached] Join Paul Baker Hernandez (from Nicaragua), Sergio Reyes, Dave Scandurra & The Excited People, The Grass Gypsys.

Paul Baker Hernandez - Eco-Minstrel performing Songs of Loveliness and Courage

Paul has invaded Queen Elizabeth II’s private castle heading a posse of bishops and other church leaders protesting nuclear weapons, confronted popes with protest songs for global justice, joined Hollywood stars on Central American picket lines in Los Angeles, and helped fight off death squads attacking Salvadoran exiles right in the heart of the USA.

He now lives in Nicaragua where he has founded Echoes of Silence, a network of “artists with broken nails” who support community health, education, ecological and cultural projects, and with whom he continues to write irreverent songs about cell phones, dictators, Starbucks, and more.

Steve Early: Embedded with Organized Labor


with Elaine Bernard & Rand Wilson

Tuesday, July 7, 2009, 7:00 p.m. Join Steve Early, author of Embedded with Organized Labor: Journalistic Reflections on the Class War at Home. Find out more about:

  • Workers and the economic crisis
  • The fight for health care reform
  • The fate of "Employee Free Choice"
  • Current struggles for union democracy and rank-and-file control
  • The future of national labor federations like Change to Win and AFL-CIO

Steve will address his critique of organized labor, using examples from his book, propose his vision and what American workers can do to get out from under the terrible economic and political institutional constraints they endure.

Trade Union Leaders from Haiti & Guadalupe

Monday, July 6, 2009, 7:00 p.m. Come welcomeleaders of the Haitian and Guadeloupan trade union movement to Boston. Meet Elie Domata, General Secretary of the General Union of Workers of Guadeloupe, and Fignolé Saint Cyr, General Secretary of the Autonomous Confederation of Haitian Workers.

This event is sponsored by Chelsea Uniting Against the War/Chelsea Uniéndose en Contra de la Guerra and endorsed by the Bolivarian Circle of Boston, the Boston May Day Committee, Greater Boston Stop the Wars Coalition, Mass Global Action, Proyecto Hondureño, and United for Justice with Peace.

Radical Education Project: Economic Crisis Workshop Series

Tuesdays, April 21 & 28, May 5, 2009, See flyer for times
Workshop 1: The economic crisis (led by Mike Prokosch)
Workshop 2: April 28 -- The Global Dimension (Led by Adrian Boutureira, Tim Costello, Mike Prokosch)
Workshop 3: May 5 -- What do we do? Where's our leverage? (Led by Stephanie Luce and Mike Prokosch)
Sponsored by the Radical Education Project.

The People Behind the Coal

Colombian Trade Union Leaders Speak Out!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008, 6:00 p.m. Coal provides almost 50% of the electricity produced in the United States. Much of that coal—including what's burned at the Salem and Brayton Point plants in Massachusetts—comes from two giant, multinational mines in Colombia.

Unions & Politics: Making the Right Choice

A Discussion with Michael Schippani

Thursday, September 4, 2008, 7:00 p.m. A leading researcher who worked for the United Auto Workers, Michael Schippani is also a long-time labor organizer and thinker about economics and workers' rights. A BC graduate, Schappani currently serves on a Michigan Workforce Development Board and has served Governors Dukakis and Cuomo on labor policy. This event kicks of the "Labor Leads Conversations" hosted by Massachusetts Global Action.