UT Labor Teach-in

UT Labor Teach-in governer at SPAMutkux.utcc.utk.edu
Thu Dec 30 20:26:32 MST 1999

**Please Forward to all Interested Parties**

University of Tennessee Labor Teach-in
"Labor Rights as Human Rights at Home and Abroad"
March 3 and 4, 2000
University of Tennessee Knoxville
University Center


Richard Trumka, Secretary Treasurer AFL-CIO
Elaine Bernard, Director of the Harvard Trade Union Program
Bill Fletcher, Former Education Director and Special Assistant to the
President, AFL-CIO
Barbara Prear, University of North Carolina Housekeepers' Association

With the successful WTO protests in late November and the resurgence of an
active labor and student movement, a strong movement for economic and
social justice appears to be on the move in the US.  On March 3 and 4 of
2000 join national and local figures at the University of Tennessee in a
weekend of labor and human rights education and vision building for the
future as people from all over the southeast and US participate in the
University of Tennessee's first labor teach-in.  Worker struggles locally,
nationally, and internationally will be linked in the discussion of where
we are going as a movement, with an additional focus going to the labor
policies of the University and how it participates in the exploitation of

Some of the panels and plenaries include:

Workers affected by globalization (featuring workers from U.S. and Latin
University Labor Policies
Historical Globalization
Careers in the labor movement
Immigrant Worker Struggles
Welfare "Reform"
Radical Labor History
Race, Gender, and the Labor Movement
Local Labor Struggles

And many more are still in the works.

There are no registration fees for the teach-in, and free housing is
available. For more information or if you have any questions, email
hopeutk at utk.edu or call (865) 546-6721.

In Solidarity,

Knoxville Area Jobs with Justice
Alliance for Hope at UTK, a student economic justice group
Tennessee Anti-Sweatshop Coalition (TASC)
UT Living Wage Campaign


     "Capitalism was built on the exploitation of black slaves and
continues to thrive on the exploitation of the poor, black and white,
both here and abroad."  -- Martin Luther King Jr.

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