Labor Under Attack

    September 23, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Salt of the Earth Labor College
    1902 E Irene Vista
    Tucson, AZ 85713

    Panel Discussion with Fred Yamashita, Chair of the Pima Area Labor Federation, Kevin L. Stephens, USW Local 937 Contract Coordinator, and Steven Valencia, Chair of Tucson’s Jobs with Justice Coalition.

    Saturday, September 23rd                2:00  pm

    “Working people and their unions are targets of severe attacks from corporate America aided by the Trump administration, Congress, state legislatures and local governments.  Resistance to the onslaught is taking many forms, from the successful campaigns for higher minimum wages and sick pay, to building community coalitions, and to encouraging union activists to run for public offices.  But clearly, we need to do more to mobilize the 99% majority to join the struggle, not only protect historic gains made by labor, but also to further improve the working and home lives of working class families.  How can we build a stronger labor movement? ”

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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).

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