Afternoon session begins …

The next 4 hours will include the following:
* Our covenant for growth: Joe Hansen (UFCW)
* Our commitment to growth: Doug McCarron (Carpenters), Tom Woodfruff (SEIU)
* Our commitment to electing leaders who share our values: John Wilhelm (UNITE HERE), Marite Elena Durazo (UNITE HERE)
* Our commitment to each other: Terence O’Sullivan (Laborers)
Stay tuned … and keep sending in those emails and comments.

4 Responses to “Afternoon session begins …”

  1. BARUSKA Says:

    I LIKE THINKING THAT THE UNION LEADERSHIP WILL NOT BE A TOP-HEAVY ORGANIZATION… LET’S HOPE THEY STICK TO THAT PLEDGE

  2. Manuel Says:

    I am so proud to see a labor body that is putting their money where their mouth is……in organizing!
    As a frontline organizer with UNITE HERE Local 11 in Los Angeles, I am also proud to see CTW address POC issues in leadership positions, highlighted by our President Maria Elena Durazo, a strong Chicana who teaches us to advocate for those that haven’t found their voice…the countless immigrants that the old school AFL-CIO failed to even acknowledge. She will be addressing the founding convention this afternoon and I would certainly like Labour Start to bring us those highlights!!
    Si Se Puede!!!!!

  3. the labrat Says:

    it sure would be nice to see some serious rank & file power in the new coalition. i think there are fundamental reasons why this is not possible in business unionism, but hey, I know i’m from the radical fringe. that’s where I want to be. Whatever comes out of this, progress for one is progress for all, too.

  4. Belly Says:

    very hard to know what is best for my country Australia.
    We face a goverment that wants nothing less than the very life of all unions.
    Right now tragicly an American company Boeing is locking out for about the 120th day workers who only want the right to have a union agreement.
    One issue for me is clear, as a 60 year old union official who has every day of my life been commited to the worker, we are not the union!
    Our members are like the world we live in we must change, those workers deserve the best leadership we can give them nothing less.