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Alternative Worker Organizing Forum NYC March 14th



panelists from Workers Solidarity Alliance; Industrial Workers of the World; Make the Road by Walking; Million Worker March

On Tuesday, March 14, at 7:30pm, the Libertarian Book Club's Anarchist Forum
will present a panel of rank and file labor group members who will describe
their response to the current crisis in the U.S. labor movement. This crisis
is one in which the established unions continue to decline in membership
and the recent controversies in the official labor movement have done
little to show a new way forward. At the same time the power of the workers
on the job and in society in general continues to decrease.

The panel will also present alternative ways of worker organizing that can
restore the power of the labor movement. Recent experiences with immigrant
workers in Brooklyn, with the Starbucks organizing campaign and with
rank-and-file struggles among auto workers and in other sectors around the
country have shown that workers can organize without bureaucracy and as an
integral part of a struggle within the community for justice and equity.
The panelists will draw on their recent experiences and place them in the
larger context of the needed changes in the labor movmenet today.

After the presentation the panel will have an extensive open discussion
among themselves and with the audience about the state of the labor
movement and strategies for the future.

The event will take place at the Brecht Forum, 451 West Street,
Manhattan (between Bank and Bethune streets) (212-242-4201).
Take an A, C, E, or L train to the 14th Street and 8th Avenue subway stop
or take a 1, 2, or 3 train to the 14th Street and 7th Avenue stop.

Everybody is welcome and invited to come and to have their say.
Admission is free for the presentation, but a contribution to aid the LBC is

If you have questions, contact the LBC /Anarchist Forum, 212-979-8353 or
e-mail: roberterler@erols.com .