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Friday, June 17
 

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A Collective Response to Divisions in the Workplace and Beyond United BJoe Fahey How to Be an Educator in Your Union HartsfieldJessica Cook-Qurayashi, DePaul Labor Education Center Meet Your Fellow Troublemakers Narita A Organizing Remotely Grand Ballroom HJoelle Monique, Writers Guild • Cherrene Horazuk • Diane Blumenfeld, AFSCME Local 3800 Young Workers Rising (S) International Ballroom CAnmol Sanotra and Simran Dhunna, Naujawan Support Network • Quentin Kanta, Starbucks Workers United • Tyler Rasmussen, Longshore (ILWU) Local 23 • Amandeep Singh Virk, Naujawan Support Network • Facilitator: Caitlyn Clark, Labor Notes Bargaining Committee Crash Course Private Dining (Lobby Level)Jason Ide, Teamsters Local 399 Anti-Racism Trainings in Our Unions: Lessons and Challenges LindberghHae-Lin Choi • Prachi Goyal, Washington Federation of State Employees • Sherronda Jamerson, Washington Federation of State Employees Local 3488 • Judith LaGuerre and Joe-Ann Fergus, Massachusetts Nurses How to March on the Boss (S) DFWRyan Olds, Oregon Education Association Austerity, Debt, and the Fight for Education Funding LambertHilario Dominguez, Chicago Teachers • Joanna Gonsalves, Educators for a Democratic Union, Massachusetts State College Association • Maria del Mar Rodriguez, National Coordinator for the Asociacion Puertorriqueña de Profesores Universitarios (Puerto Ric • Eleni Schirmer, Debt Collective • Facilitator: Jason Thomas Wozniak, West Chester University and Debt Collective • Rich Levy, Salem State University (retired), Educators for a Democratic Union Feel It in Your Bones: Embodiment for All International Ballroom AJayme Winell, movement educator, organizer, public school teacher Chinese Workers Under the Pandemic FlorenceFacilitator: Michelle Chen, Belabored • Aidan Chau, China Labour Bulletin • Eric Chen, Chinese labor organizer • Junyue Qian, researcher Striking Before Union Recognition ViennaAlfredo Zeferino Juarez, Familias Unidas por la Justicia • Beck Kaster and Lex Bloom, Great Lakes Coffee Strikers • Quan Le Thien Minh, Indiana Graduate Workers Coalition, UE • Facilitator: Dave Kamper, New Brookwood Labor College Tech Workers Organizing: Challenges and Wins Sky HarborVicki V Crosson • Björn Westergard • Eris Derickson, Alphabet Workers Union • Facilitator: Emily Mazo, Collective Action in Tech Learning from the Covid Disruption: How Unions Can Emerge from the Pandemic More Effective North CentralElaine Bernard Bringing the Fight for Medicare for All into Your Workplace United AJohn Thompson, United Electrical Workers Secrets of a Successful Organizer: Beating Apathy O'Hare BallroomZack Pattin, ILWU Local 23 • Bo McClung, Pacific Environment Negotiating Workplace Changes LAXDon Taylor, University of Wisconsin School for Workers Weingarten Rights: Representing Your Co-Workers in Disciplinary Meetings SeaTacFacilitator: Sara David, Writers Guild • Marina Fang, Writers Guild

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Undergraduate Student Organizing Sky HarborCamila Rivera, United Students Against Sweatshops • Ruby Raye Clarke, Wesleyan Union of Student Employees • Charlie Muller, Kenyon Student Worker Organizing Committee, UE • Prathik Gowda, Union of Grinnell Student Dining Workers Bargaining Basics HartsfieldOna Keller, California Teachers Association Building a Contract Action Team Private Dining (Lobby Level)Brian Hodge-Rice • Maggie Kalda, St. Paul Federation of Educators • Chong Xiong, St. Paul Federation of Educators • Leah VanDassor, St. Paul Federation of Educators Inclusive Bargaining LindberghMarina Fang, Writers Guild • Jennifer Charles, New York Professional Nurses • Monica Martinez, AFSCME Local 3299 • Facilitator: Virginia Rodino, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance/Coalition of Labor Union Women Researching Your Employer for Organizing and Bargaining Campaigns DFWEric Dirnbach, Laborers • Claudia Balog, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East Climate Demands in Legislation and Bargaining International Ballroom CArlene Inouye • Greg Nammacher, SEIU Local 26 • Kilton Webb, Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 567, Maine Labor Climate Council • Stephanie Corte, Texas Climate Jobs Project • Facilitator: Gene Carroll, Climate Jobs New York Building a Member Organizer Program ViennaAndrew Pantazi, Communications Workers Local 3108, NewsGuild • Veronica Serrano, Media Guild of the West Direct Action Grand Ballroom HAya Konishi, Auto Workers Local 2865 • Sam White, UNITE HERE Darwin's Coffee • Facilitator: Quentin Washington, Chicago Teachers • Laura Beebe, Auto Workers Local 2865 • Gurjeet Singh and Parmbir Gill, Naujawan Support Network Labor on the Airwaves: Radio and Podcasts LambertJamie Partridge, KBOO Labor Radio • Judy Ancel, Heartland Labor Forum • Facilitator: Max Alvarez, The Real News Network • Michelle Chen and Sarah Jaffe, Belabored The Art of Seeing Hidden Figures: Black Women in Labor Histories and Futures International Ballroom AMacKenzie River Foy, Village X Magazine and Jobs With Justice • Steve Jones, DC Labor Chorus • Elise Bryant, Labor Heritage Foundation Workers and the Pandemic: An International Perspective McCarranAminah Sheikh • Ana Merino, Movimiento Asambleario de Trabajadores de Sanidad, Spain • Stephane Enjalran, Solidaires, France You Can't Do All the Work Yourself: Learn It, Do It, Teach It United BRachel Farber, Alphabet Workers Union • Alicia Hernandez, United Media Guild Pensions in the Crosshairs: Understanding the Attack MirabelMark Brenner, University of Oregon Labor Education and Research Center Mieux S'Organiser Pour Gagner (F) Da Vinci BFacilitator: Marsha Niemeijer, New York State Nurses and Labor Notes Secretos de un organizador exitoso 1: Vencer a la apatía International Ballroom BCecilia Prado, Workers Dignity/Dignidad Obrera Secrets of a Successful Organizer: Beating Apathy O'Hare BallroomCamilo Viveiros, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Labor Center • Facilitator: Felix Thomson, SEIU Local 1021 Defending Your Co-Workers in Disciplinary Hearings LAXDanielle Smith, NewsGuild of New York • Emma Cueto, NewsGuild of New York Grievance Handling: Worst Practices Grand Ballroom BRichard De Vries, Teamsters Local 705 Strike Support FlorenceMolly Armstrong, SEIU Local 1021 • Rossana Rodriguez, 33rd Ward Alderperson, Chicago City Council • Nolan Tabb, Auto Workers Local 281 • Laura Wadlin, Teachers (AFT) Local 2277 • Facilitator: Honda Wang, AFSCME Local 1549 STRIKE! Reviving Labor's Most Powerful Weapon (S) Rosemont ABDonna Jo Marks, Bakery Workers Local 364, Nabisco • Kevonna Neely, Communications Workers Local 1133 • Facilitator: Sara Nelson, Flight Attendants (AFA-CWA) • Sarah Pappin, Starbucks Workers United

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Fighting H2-A Visa Programs Ronald ReaganDavid Bacon, author • Rosa Martha Zarate, director, The Braceros Coalition MeXicanos 2070: National Organization to Preserve the History and Culture of Mexican Americans LibertyErnesto Míreles, professor, Prescott College Unions Building Support tor Undocumented Workers La GuardiaMartha Valadez, organizer, Jobs with Justice A Union Brews at Starbucks (S) Rosemont ABMichelle Hejduk • Mason Boykin, Jacksonville • Alydia Claypool, Kansas City • Bill Whitmire • Kylah Clay, Boston • Laila Dalton, Phoenix • Will Westlake, Buffalo Healing, Not Harming: Trauma-Informed Organizing in the Ongoing Pandemic HartsfieldElizabeth Pellerito • Prachi Goyal, Washington Federation of State Employees • Melissa Markstrom, SHARE Union/AFSCME • Katie Weidling Organizing for the Long Haul: An Intergenerational Panel SeaTacIan Scott • Pam Galpern, Communications Workers Local 1101 • Peter Butler Olney • Zack Pattin, ILWU Local 23 Inclusive Bargaining FlorenceMarina Fang, Writers Guild • Jennifer Charles, New York Professional Nurses • Monica Martinez, AFSCME Local 3299 • Facilitator: Virginia Rodino, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance/Coalition of Labor Union Women Organize the South Grand Ballroom ARev. Ryan Brown, Carolina Amazonians United for Solidarity and Empowerment • Kristina Bell, Retail and Department Store Workers (RWDSU), Amazon Bessemer • Facilitator: Jacob Morrison, Valley Labor Report • Sekua Royall • Patrick Korte, Richmond Education Association, VCORE Workers Affected by Climate Change (S) McCarranDavid C. Yao • Irene Hongping Shen, Trade Unions for Energy Democracy • Facilitator: Lala Peñaranda, Trade Unions for Energy Democracy • Eric Hernandez, Warehouse Workers for Justice • Alvaro Juarez Zeferino, Familias Unidas Por La Justicia Don't Wait for Permission Rosemont CChris Dols, IFPTE Local 98 • Fadumo Elmi and Hawah Aminzason, SEIU 1199NW • Thomas Ham, Communications Workers Local 9588 • Facilitator: Nicole McCormick, West Virginia Education Association Union Democracy in the Building Trades ViennaArt Francisco, Northwest Carpenters Local 131 • Nina Creel, Carpenters Local 30 • Dave Pinkham, Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 520 • Facilitator: Keith Brower Brown, Auto Workers Local 2865 Direct Action Grand Ballroom BMary Clinton • Patrick Shepherd • Alexi Shalom, Association of Legal Aid Attorneys Campus Debt: Pushing Back and Reclaiming Our Colleges and Universities Narita BJoanna Gonsalves, Educators for a Democratic Union, Massachusetts State College Association • Eleni Schirmer, Debt Collective • Dana Morrison, Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties • Rich Levy, Debt Reveal Project, Massachusetts State College Association • Sofya Aptekar, Professional Staff Congress, Rank-and-File Action Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: Hip Hop Music and Culture International Ballroom ADilson Hernandez, artist Challenging Production Standards Heathrow BMichael Childers, University of Wisconsin School for Workers From Election to First Contract Grand Ballroom CBrandon Mancilla, Harvard Graduate Student Employees, Auto Workers Local 5118 • Tony Pollard and Alfonzo Jackson, Transit (ATU) Local 689 • Juan-Carlos Rodriguez, NewsGuild of New York An Organizing Approach to Researching the Boss DullesTom Juravich, UMass Amherst Labor Center • Susanne Cervenka, NewsGuild of New York • Alex Gecan, NewsGuild of New York • Olivia Geho, Graduate Employee Organization – Auto Workers Local 2322 • Bryan Nelson, NewsGuild of New York Effective Meeting Facilitation North CentralCaitlin Freed, Providence NewsGuild • Wendy Fox Weber, Suburban Chicago Tribune Guild • Stephanie Basile, NewsGuild Organizing in the Open Shop Charles De GaulleAngelina Cruz, Racine Educators United • Mary Jorgenson, University of Wisconsin nurses • Kimberly Karol, Iowa APWU • Oliver Smith, IUE-CWA Local 83761 • Facilitator: Margaret Cook, CWA Public, Healthcare, and Education Workers Talking to Your Co-Workers Private Dining (Lobby Level)Casey Sweeney • Michelle Correa • Norine Gutekanst, Chicago Teachers • Jordan Reece, Chicago Teachers Building Solidarity for Racial Justice: An Introduction LambertKari Thompson • Nichel Dunlap Thompson, United Electrical Workers Secrets of a Successful Organizer: Beating Apathy O'Hare BallroomAnthony Downing, Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals • Samantha Winslow Assertive Grievance Handling United ABenny Matthew, New York State Nurses • Mischa Gaus, New York State Nurses Defending Your Co-Workers in Disciplinary Hearings DFWChris Brooks, NewsGuild of New York • Morgan McFall-Johnsen, Insider Union, NewsGuild of New York Legal Rights of Union Stewards Grand Ballroom HSeth York, AFSCME DC 37 Striking Differently International Ballroom CAlex Han • Charlie Muller, Kenyon Student Worker Organizing Committee, UE • Ross Kinson, Teamsters Local 553 • Murjani Rawls, Writers Guild • Sinder and Velveeta, Strippers United Building Worker Power through Peer Education Heathrow AZoe West, Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations • Arianna Shindle, Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations

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Belabored Live! McCarranMichelle Chen and Sarah Jaffe, Belabored Encuentro Closing Plenary Rosemont CCarlos Pelayo and Desiree Rojas, LCLAA chapter presidents • Marco Hernandez, president, Laborers (LIUNA) Local 882 Tech Workers Organizing across Divisions LambertChristopher Colley, Alphabet Workers Union • Angela Guo, New York Times Tech Guild • Andy McCoy, MapBox • Facilitator: Dan Feder Bring the Shop Floor to the Bargaining Table: Open Bargaining Techniques (S) International Ballroom BChris Brooks, NewsGuild of New York • Morgan McFall-Johnsen, Insider Union, NewsGuild of New York • Brahim Kone, SEIU Local 26 • Becca Roskill, Student Workers of Columbia, Auto Workers Local 2710 • Consuelo Vargas, National Nurses Organizing Committee Black Labor Struggles Over Time: An Intergenerational Panel International Ballroom CStacy Davis Gates, Chicago Teachers • Susan DeCarava, NewsGuild of New York • Amy Gebo, Boston Teachers Union • Tim Schermerhorn, Transport Workers Local 100, retired • Chris Smalls, Amazon Labor Union • Bianca Cunningham, Action Center on Race and the Economy Race and Labor LAXAnna-Maria Magdalena, Teachers (AFT) Washington • Gissel Uribe, Teachers (AFT), Washington The Legacy of Slavery and Jim Crow in the Workplace (S) MalpensaKristina Bell, Retail and Department Store Workers (RWDSU), Amazon Bessemer • Courtney Smith, Labor Notes • Paige McCay, Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC) Music City • Facilitator: Melodie Levy, SEIU Local 509 • Claudia Martinez, New Labor An Introduction to Labor and the Climate World: A Bird's Eye View Sky HarborSean Sweeney, Trade Unions for Energy Democracy • Liz Ratzloff, Labor Network for Sustainability • Hamza Qaiser, Amazon Employees for Climate Justice • Carlos Torrealba, Climate Justice Alliance • Facilitator: Justin Brown, Massachusetts Teachers Association Democracy Is Power: Building a Culture of Democracy TegelFacilitator: Martha Gruelle, co-author of Democracy Is Power • Rami Bridge, Somerville Educators Union • Steve Catanese, SEIU Local 668 • Iuri Bauler Pereira, Student Workers of Columbia/Auto Workers Local 2110 Tools for Action JFKAngela MacWhinnie, Maine State Employees Association Educators Organizing in Charter Schools CapitalSarah Apt, Alliance of Charter School Employees, Pennsylvania • Jen Conant, Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff, Chicago • Justin Kim, Unite Summit, California • Facilitator: Erica Kouka, Boston Teachers Union 7 Minutes: A Play International Ballroom DEF What is a Visual Strategy? Projecting Power in the Streets International Ballroom AJosh Yoder, Look Loud • Rachel Schragis Access to Mental Health Charles De GaulleJohn Courtney, Transit (ATU) Local 265 • Elizabeth White, National Union of Healthcare Workers • Facilitator: Sal Rosselli, National Union of Healthcare Workers • Carlos Perez and Paige Holt, Durham Education Association Hong Kong: Unions Dissolved, Democracy Abolished, Now What? MirabelSallie H., New Union Movement Research Group • Promise Li, Lausan Collective Developing the Leaders Your Union Needs United BJorge Maldonado, New York State Nurses • Una Davis, New York State Nurses Effective Meeting Facilitation (S) North CentralAndrew Pantazi, Communications Workers Local 3108, NewsGuild • Wendy Fox Weber, Suburban Chicago Tribune Guild Inoculation: Fighting Union-Busting Private Dining (Lobby Level)Brianna Foraker, Detroit NewsGuild • Ben Mabie, Washington-Baltimore NewsGuild Maintaining the Energy After a Fight Narita BJoe Fahey Fighting Privatization LindberghDon Cohen • Paula Richardson, Transit (ATU) Local 1338, No Bus Cuts Denton • Edwin Morales, Teachers Federation of Puerto Rico (FMPR) • Raymond Jackson, Transit (ATU) Local 689 Labor and Disability GatwickMallorie Evans, United Teachers Los Angeles • Mary Matthews, Institutional Rescue and Recovery Coalition • Jennifer Randall, AFSCME • Facilitator: Amy Banelis, SEIU Local 509 Union Workers Co-ops as the Basis of an Economy that Works for All Heathrow BDenise Hernández, Cooperative Home Care Associates, SEIU 1199 • Armando Robles, New Era Windows and Doors Coop, United Electrical Workers Local 1110 • Ellen Vera, Co-op Cincy • Flequer Vera, Sustainergy Cooperative, United Steelworkers • Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young, producers of the PBS documentary SHIFT CHANGE Secrets of a Successful Organizer: Assembling Your Dream Team O'Hare BallroomKendra • Ryan Olds, Oregon Education Association An Organizing Approach to Grievances United ABryan Nelson, NewsGuild of New York • Facilitator: Lena Solow, NewsGuild of New York Class Struggle Unionism: A Conversation FlorenceFacilitator: Marsha Niemeijer, New York State Nurses and Labor Notes • Patrick Korte, Richmond Education Association, VCORE • Joe Burns, author, Class Struggle Unionism • Crystal Gardner, AFSCME Council 31 • Gabriella Killpack, Teamsters Local 222 Labor's Upsurge: How Unions Can Make the Most of This Moment Rosemont ABMark Meinster, United Electrical Workers • Facilitator: Stephanie Luce, Professional Staff Congress • Derrick Palmer, Amazon Labor Union • Facilitator: E. Tammy Kim, The New Yorker • Kylah Clay, Starbucks Workers United Where's Our Leverage? Thinking Strategically About Power and Chokepoints in the Workplace HartsfieldJohn Womack, Harvard University • Glenn Perusek, Building Trades Academy Taking on Two-Tier SeaTacPamela Stemberg • Jeremy Steffen, Auto Workers Local 838, John Deere • Sean Orr, Teamsters Local 705, UPS • Facilitator: Alex Press, Jacobin • Nick Eng, Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals, Kaiser Gig Workers Fighting Back ViennaTaje Gill, Rideshare Drivers United • Ernesta Galvez, Los Deliveristas Unidos • Carlos Gomez, Connecticut Drivers United • Eric Dryburgh, IUE-CWA • Herlinda Hernandez, Chicago Gig Alliance

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Saturday, June 18
 

8:00am CDT

10:15am CDT

Amazon, UPS, USPS: Workers Fighting Back in the Age of E-Commerce ViennaJamie Partridge, KBOO Labor Radio • Steve Brown • Gabriella Killpack, Teamsters Local 222 • Jonathan Bailey, Amazonians United Creating a Union Culture of Accountability for Harassment Heathrow BElizabeth Pellerito • Wendy Fox Weber, Suburban Chicago Tribune Guild • Susan DeCarava, NewsGuild of New York • Kevin Brokt, NewsGuild • Denish Jaswal, Harvard Graduate Student Union Lean and Mean Workplaces MirabelRoss Grooters, , Railroad Workers United and Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen • Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, New York State Nurses • Josh Saunders, Auto Workers Local 865 • Facilitator: Jane Slaughter, Labor Notes New Trends in Revitalized Central Labor Councils CapitalFacilitator: Steve Early • Liz Medina, Vermont AFL-CIO • Donald Slaiman, Northern Virginia CLC • Ruth Jennison and Lydia Wood, Western Massachusetts Area Labor Federation Sanctuary Unions (S) International Ballroom FJorge Mújica Murias Using Data to Organize BarajasShay Culpepper • Harinee Suthakar, Emergency Workplace Organizing Committee • Matt DeVilbiss, University of Illinois-Chicago Graduate Employees • Alan McAvinney, Alphabet Workers Union • Lindsay Ruck Contract Campaigns Rosemont ABDavid Thornsberry, Teamsters Local 89 • Angelina Cruz, Racine Educators United • Conner Bourgoin, Tewksbury Teachers Association • Anne Jackson, Michigan Nurses, University of Michigan Stop Begging, Start Bargaining DFWJason Ide, Teamsters Local 399 When Your Employer is Just Going Through the Motions: Advanced Bargaining Techniques United BDavid Cohen Canary in the Mine: Black Workers in the Public Sector International Ballroom CCrystal Gardner, AFSCME Council 31 • Arrion Brown, Postal Workers (APWU), Nation's Capital Local • Ethel Everett, SEIU Local 509 • Fareeda Mabry, Communications Workers • Facilitator: Paul Prescod Race and Labor LAXBianca Cunningham, Action Center on Race and the Economy • Courtney Smith, Labor Notes Taking on Racist Bosses (S) Sky HarborFadumo Elmi and Hawah Aminzason, SEIU 1199NW • Antoine Andrews, Teamsters Local 804 • Facilitator: Sasha Hammad, Athena Democracy Is Power: Democracy and the Strike Grand Ballroom BEllen David Friedman • Joanna Lee-Brown, Student Workers of Columbia, Auto Workers Local 2710 Running for Union Office (S) HartsfieldNick Bedell, NewsGuild • David Levin, Teamsters for a Democratic Union • Michelle Corbin, Massachusetts State College Association • Jon Schleuss, NewsGuild Union Democracy Law: A Guide for Activists DullesWill Bloom Vote No! Organizing for Better Contracts ParisBeth Breslaw • Nina Creel, Carpenters Local 30 • Willie Ford, Teamsters Local 71 • Kristin Jordan, Auto Workers Local 865, John Deere Shop Floor Action: Stories from the Floor Grand Ballroom ABryan Trafford, Teamsters Local 89 • Facilitator: Lorene Scheer, retired organizer • Frankie St. Amand, Maine State Employees Association • Roland Schmidt, Canadian Union of Postal Workers Local 730 • Jon Foster, Taco Bell worker, Industrial Workers of the World • Justin Evans, National Union of Healthcare Workers Educators Transforming Their Unions from Below McCarranShoshana Brown • Kevin Prosen • Anne Forrester • Kristen French, Rochester Organization of Rank-and-File Educators Opening Up Bargaining: Educators Building Power LindberghBecca Roskill, Student Workers of Columbia, Auto Workers Local 2710 • Michelle Stadeli and Alsion Stolfus, Silver Falls Educators Association, Oregon • Julie Van Winkle and Jennifer McAfee, United Teachers Los Angeles • Leah VanDassor, St. Paul Federation of Educators Art for Mobilization International Ballroom AMike Konopacki, labor cartoonist Songwriting for Labor and Political Actions Heathrow APaul McKenna, songwriter • Hali Hammer, songwriter Confronting Employers' Blame-the-Worker Safety Programs (S) North CentralDavid Pratt, New York State Nurses Unions and Workers Facing Political Repression Charles De GaulleRabab Abdulhadi • Herbert Claros da Silva, CSP-Conlutas, Brazil • Au Loong-yu, Hong Kong writer and activist • Facilitator: Rebecca Tarlau, Penn State University • Elmer Labog, May First Labor Movement (KMU), Philippines Workers of the World, Unite! Unions Abroad Take on Amazon, Starbucks, GM, and Google (S) Rosemont CDIsrael Cervantes, Casa Obrera del Bajio, fired General Motors worker • Facilitator: Max Alvarez, The Real News Network • Antonio Paez, Sindicato Starbucks Chile • Mylene Cabalona, BPO Industry Employees Network, Philippines • Agnieszka Mroz and Magda Malinowska, Workers' Initiative (IP), Amazon, Poland Casing an Employer: Best Practices in On-the-Ground Research for New Organizing Targets John WayneEric Dryburgh, IUE-CWA • Carey Dall, Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees • Sheheryar Kaoosji, Warehouse Workers Resource Center Aligning Our Fights: Union and Community Coalitions that Last International Ballroom BSamantha Winslow • Brahim Kone, SEIU Local 26 • John Miles, United Electrical Workers Local 506 • Tony Johnston, Cook County Teachers Union Assertive Grievance Handling United AJoe Moyer, PASNAP Internal Organizing in Crafts and Trades LoganGlenn Perusek, Building Trades Academy • Melissa Shetler, Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations You Can't Do All the Work Yourself: Learn It, Do It, Teach It Ronald ReaganRachel Farber, Alphabet Workers Union • Katya Schwenk, Media Guild of the West Beyond 'Saying Her Name': Unions Confronting Police Power SeaTacisaura [they/them] • Michael Williams, Highline Education Association and HiCORE • Facilitator: Bettina Johnson, Liberation Library and DefundCPD Campaign • Armanda Shackleford and Regina Russell, SEIU Local 73 • Frank McCrary, SEIU Local 26 and Community Safety Specialists Principles and Tactics of Industrial Organizing LambertChristopher Zimmerly-Beck • Ryan Olds, Oregon Education Association • Cassio Mendoza, Amazon Labor Union Taking Back Our Time LondonDonna Jo Marks, Bakery Workers Local 364, Nabisco • Hugh Sawyer, Railroad Workers United and Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen • Nick Perry, Teamsters Unions and Veterans: Fighting Privatization of the V.A., a Model for Single-Payer Health Care TegelAdam Pelletier, Marine veteran, CSEA/AFSCME • Co-facilitator: Ian Hoffman, Public Service Association of New Zealand • Carolene Hill, National Nurses United • David Lash, Navy veteran, AFGE Local 2107 • Joanna Sweatt, Marine veteran, Common Defense Workers Fight for Reproductive Rights FlorenceJenny Brown • Thishi Gangoda, 1199 SEIU Preterm Union • Ashley Sheffield, reproductive rights organizer Secretos de un organizador exitoso 2: Armar el equipo de tus sueños Narita AMagaly Licolli, Venceremos Secrets of a Successful Organizer: Assembling Your Dream Team O'Hare BallroomJia Lee, Movement of Rank-and-File Educators, United Federation of Teachers • Kim Wilson, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Labor Center Building a Member-to-Member Leadership Network Narita BHeather Carroll-Fisher, Montgomery County Education Association Just Cause Grand Ballroom CRobert M. Schwartz, retired union attorney How to Find Leverage and Build Strategy by Analyzing Your Own Workplace DaVinci BGifford Hartman, Global Labour University and Railroad Workers United • Robert Ovetz, California Faculty Association Get Strike-Ready MidwayCasey Sweeney • Norine Gutekanst, Chicago Teachers • Melissa Powell, CWA Local 1168

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Amazon Workers in Motion Rosemont ABChris Zamarron, Amazonians United • Rev. Ryan Brown, Carolina Amazonians United for Solidarity and Empowerment • Bianca Cunningham, Action Center on Race and the Economy • Angelika Maldonado, Amazon Labor Union • Jennifer Bates, Retail and Department Store Workers (RWDSU), Amazon Bessemer Building a Member Organizer Program Narita AVeronica Serrano, Media Guild of the West Grassroots Health Care Organizing ViennaFacilitator: Felix Thomson, SEIU Local 1021 • Thishi Gangoda, 1199 SEIU Preterm Union • Rupal Yu, Piedmont Health Services Providers Union • Rose Sawyer, Illinois Nurses Association Immigrant Workers Defending Their Rights (S) CapitalMakoto Iwahashi, POSSE, Japan • Kaye Liang, Chinese Progressive Association • Facilitator: Kirstie Paton, United Voices of the World • Navpreet Singh and Attar Sodhi, Naujawan Support Network Let's Get Together: Organizing Across Unions with an Employer or Industry in Common SeaTacJohn Courtney, Transit (ATU) Local 265 • Jackson Potter • Brandon Mancilla, Harvard Graduate Student Employees, Auto Workers Local 5118 • Ron Kaminkow, Railroad Workers United, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen • Sarina Roher, Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals Messaging Your Power Charles De GaulleKim Kelly • Wen Zhuang Mexican Unionists Transforming Their Unions—And What It Means for U.S. Workers (S) JFKIsrael Cervantes, Casa Obrera del Bajio, fired General Motors worker • Hector de la Cueva, CILAS Labor Center, Mexico Bargaining Tactics: Using Unfair Labor Practice Charges Strategically Ronald ReaganDon Taylor, University of Wisconsin School for Workers Building a Contract Action Team LAXGillian Russom, United Teachers Los Angeles • Kara Milsten, NewsGuild of New York Continuous Bargaining HartsfieldJuan Zuniga, Steelworkers • David Pratt, New York State Nurses Black Lives Matter Uprisings Reverberate in Workplace Organizing Rosemont CDJennifer Charles, New York Professional Nurses • Vick Bouzi • Stephanie Deceus, SEIU 1199NE • Marcia Howard, Minneapolis Federation of Teachers • Facilitator: Rob Baril, SEIU 1199NE Building Black Leaders: Lessons from the TDU Black Caucus LambertFacilitator: Paul Prescod • Antoine Andrews, Teamsters Local 804 • Willie Hardy, Teamsters Local 667, retired Democracy Is Power: Contract Campaigns Grand Ballroom AFacilitator: Eric Blanc, Emergency Workplace Organizing Committee • Thomas Ham, Communications Workers Local 9588 • Bob Kolstad, Teamsters Local 320 • Kate Sannicks-Learner, Caucus of Working Educators, Philadelphia Federation of Teachers Democracy Is Power: Facilitating a Democratic Union Meeting BarajasJia Lee, Movement of Rank-and-File Educators, United Federation of Teachers • Sam Sumpter, Auto Workers Local 4121 • Carlos Perez, Durham Association of Educators I've Been Elected—Now What? International Ballroom CBarbara Madeloni, Labor Notes • Jon Schleuss, NewsGuild • Richard Hooker, Jr., Teamsters Local 623 • Facilitator: Dan Russell, UPTE-CWA What to Do When Your Union Breaks Your Heart International Ballroom FEllen David Friedman • Claire Labrosa, Rochester Organization of Rank-and-File Educators Taking Back Our Workfloor: Practice a Collective Action! (S) United BRoland Schmidt and Devon Rundvall, Canadian Union of Postal Workers Local 730 Educators Fight for Autonomy and Against Censorship International Ballroom BLuke Amphlett, San Antonio Alliance, Local 67 • Cory Bernaert, Manatee Education Association • Cassia Mosdell, Piscataway Township Education Association • Brian St.Pierre, Port Jefferson Education Association • Facilitator: Andrew Kirk, Teachers (AFT) Local 2260 Industrial Power in Higher Education: Organizing in Support Staff Unions GatwickAmanda Achin • Facilitator: Hersch Rothmel, SEIU Local 888 • Mike Kramer, UNITE HERE Local 26 • Representative, AFSCME Local 3800 Paraeducators Fight for a Living Wage TegelJake Anderson, Minneapolis Federation of Teachers • Aria Campbell, Minneapolis Federation of Teachers (MFT 59) • Holly Currier, Andover Education Association, Educators for a Democratic Union • Leah Wood, Caucus of Working Educators, Philadelphia Federation of Teachers • Facilitator: Hannah Allison-Natale, Personnel Association of Lawrence, Communications Workers Local 6400 Racial Justice Fights in Education Heathrow Bisaura [they/them] • Michael Williams, Highline Education Association and HiCORE • Ki-Jana Carter, MIT Graduate Student Union • Jukurious David, Boston Teachers Union • Rupika Madhavan, Tacoma Education Association • Ma-Riah Roberson-Moody, Greta Callahan, and Dan Trocolli, Minneapolis Federation of Teachers • Facilitator: Nora Aboali, Movement of Rank-and-File Educators Rockin' Your Rally and Picket Line International Ballroom AShelley Kessler • Bob Barnes Workers' Theater: Using Theater as an Organizing Tool LindberghMelissa Shetler, Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations • Jasmin Cardenas, WorkersTEATRO Building Effective Worker-led Health and Safety Committees (S) McCarranRafael Chavez, New Labor • Reynalda Cruz, New Labor • Luis Jimenez, Alianza Agricola • Facilitator: Jessica Martinez, National COSH The Fight for Safe Staffing in Hospitals Grand Ballroom FElizabeth Lalasz • Marie Ritacco, Massachusetts Nurses • Jamie Banks and Bob Scime, Communications Workers Local 1133 • Kathy Stormberg and Kim Reed, CRONA, Stanford nurses Lessons from Trans and Gender Nonconforming Leaders International Ballroom EFacilitator: Lena Solow, NewsGuild of New York • Aimes Shunk, Starbucks Workers United • Zayn Silva, OPEIU • Elbe Lieb, Teamsters Local 135 Inoculation: How to Fight Union Busting Heathrow ABen Mabie, Washington-Baltimore NewsGuild • Colin Cochrane, Starbucks Workers United New Organizing ParisMegan Svoboda • Ahmed Akhtar, Auto Workers Local 2865, University of California • Claire Chang, Retail and Department Store Workers (RWDSU), REI • Ricardo Rosario, Ironworkers Local 197 • Jonnie Lane, Flight Attendants (AFA-CWA), Delta Effective Member Communications/Using Communications to Organize FlorenceManny Ramirez, Los Deliveristas • James Sandoval, SMART 0023 • Ryan McGuire, AFSCME 768 • Facilitator: Scott Jenkins, Teamsters for a Democratic Union Fighting Inside—Without Getting Fired LoganDavid Cohen Seven Secrets of a Successful Flyer International Ballroom DDan Lutz, New York State Nurses Secrets of a Successful Organizer: Assembling Your Dream Team O'Hare BallroomFareeda Mabry, Communications Workers • Joel Solow, Movement of Rank-and-File Educators, United Federation of Teachers An Organizing Approach to Grievances United ADanielle Smith, NewsGuild of New York • Chris Brooks, NewsGuild of New York Dealing with Difficult Supervisors DFWSandy Pope, OPEIU Effective Steward Programs John WayneFred Hatef • Haley Shaffer • Facilitator: Paul Trujillo, Teamsters • Robyn Saucier, Maine State Employees Association-SEIU Local 1989 Challenges of Organizing in Logistics LondonPeter Butler Olney • Carey Dall, Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees • Elliot Lewis, Teamsters Local 804 • Howard Wurzeln, Amazonians United • Dean McGrath, Longshores (ILWU) Local 23 Get Strike-Ready MidwayRand Wilson • Richard De Vries, Teamsters Local 705 Holding the Line: Building Strike Solidarity and Power Inside and Out Grand Ballroom HPam Galpern, Communications Workers Local 1101 • Ben Grosscup, singer-songwriter • Kathleen Poselli and Carla LeBlanc, Massachusetts Nurses • Ana Zelaia, Basque Workers' Solidarity (ELA), Spain Laying the Ground for Unfair Labor Practice Strikes Grand Ballroom CRobert M. Schwartz, retired union attorney Food Supply Chain Organizing Roundtable MirabelTommy Carden • Suzanne Adely, Food Chain Workers Alliance • Chris Ramsaroop, Justicia for Migrant Workers Worker Protections for All: Defending Undocumented Workers in Building Trades and Worker Centers (S) LibertyRosa Ponce • Nadya Lucero, New Immigrant Community Empowerment • Aracelly Marmolejo, New Immigrant Community Empowerment • Charon Medina, Workers Defense Project • Adrian Ramirez Dominguez, Painters District Council 36 • Michael Vazquez, Painters District Council 36 Worker-Driven Social Responsibility Models (S) La Guardia

4:15pm CDT

6:00pm CDT

9:00pm CDT

 
Sunday, June 19
 

8:00am CDT

9:00am CDT

Organizing Against Private Equity LambertFacilitator: Virginia Rodino, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance/Coalition of Labor Union Women • Jordan Ash, Private Equity Stakeholder Project • Caitlin Cruz, Writers Guild • Anthony Sanchez and Cesar Moreira, UE • Shirley Smith, United for Respect • Daniel Castellano, Resilience Force Postal Workers Meeting LaGuardia Stopping Workplace Violence United AFadumo Elmi and Hawah Aminzason, SEIU 1199NW • David Pratt, New York State Nurses • Lilith, Strippers United Supporting Rank-and-File Unions as Staff SeaTacEllen David Friedman • Nat Anderson Lippert, Education Support Professionals-Minneapolis Federation of Teachers • Arsenia Reilly Collins, Writers Guild Race and Labor LAXAnna-Maria Magdalena, Teachers (AFT) Washington • Gissel Uribe, Teachers (AFT), Washington Democracy Is Power: Leadership in a Democratic Rank-and-File Union John WayneDan Kask, Longshore (ILWU) Canada • Facilitator: Jesse Sharkey, Chicago Teachers • Susan DeCarava, NewsGuild of New York • Facilitator: Paul Trujillo, Teamsters • Alejandra Garza-Lopez, San Antonio Alliance Local 67 No Tiers, No Concessions: Building a UAW that Can Take on the Automakers ViennaJessie Kelly, Auto Workers Local 160 • Bill Parker, Auto Workers Local 1700, retired • Facilitator: LaShawn English, Auto Workers Local 1264 • Tim Thomas, Auto Workers Local 551 Shop Floor Action at Amazon Grand Ballroom CRand Wilson • Isaiah Thomas, RWDSU, Alabama • Linda Gomaa, Amazonians United, Maryland • Michelle Valentin Nieves, Amazon Labor Union, Staten Island Building a Slate and Running for Union Office: Educator Caucuses International Ballroom CShira Cohen • Cristina Gutierrez, Caucus of Working Educators, Philadelphia Federation of Teachers • Alex Mitter, Rank-and-File Educators of Miami-Dade • Olivia Swisher, Movement of Rank-and-File Educators, United Federation of Teachers • Facilitator: Natalia Bacchus, Baltimore Movement of Rank-and-File Educators, Baltimore Teachers Union Educator-Community Coalitions: A Case Study Heathrow BJacob Chin, New Bedford Coalition to Save Our Schools • Bryan Gangemi, Massachusetts Teachers • David Gonçalves, New Bedford Educators Association • Penelope Jennewein, New Bedford Educators Association • Cynthia Roy, Massachusetts Teachers Great Labor Arts Exchange Closing and Debrief International Ballroom A Collectively Fabulous! Queer-Trans Labor Histories and Futures Narita BAnnabelle Heckler, union researcher, comics, Painters Local 35 • Gerry Scoppettuolo, Pride at Work • Shakia Flowers and Andrea Villanueva, Illinois Nurses • Facilitator: Leigh Howard, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East Joining a Union... or Forming Your Own Grand Ballroom ADerrick Palmer, Amazon Labor Union • Keir Hichens, Union of Grinnell Student Dining Workers • Parul Koul, Alphabet Workers Union • Facilitator: Jon Melrod, human rights activist and attorney • Tyler Daguerre, Starbucks Workers United An Organizing Approach to Austerity and Colonialism in Puerto Rico (S) CapitalDavid Galarza • Ángel Figueroa Jaramillo, Union of Workers in the Electricity • Vanessa Contreras, Solidarity Trade Union Movement (MSS) • Ángel Rodríguez, Asociación Puertorriqueña de Profesores Universitarios (APPU) Medicare for All Meeting Liberty Secretos de un organizador exitoso 3: Convertir un problema en una campaña HartsfieldRosa Ponce Secrets of a Successful Organizer: Turning an Issue into a Campaign O'Hare BallroomSamantha Winslow • Jay O'Neal, West Virginia Education Association The Lasting Power of Strikes TegelArlene Inouye • Facilitator: Sal Rosselli, National Union of Healthcare Workers • Stefan Yong, Auto Workers Local 2865 • Maria Miranda, UTLA Farmworker Base-Building and Organizing (S) MirabelAlfredo Zeferino Juarez, Familias Unidas por la Justicia • Luis Jimenez, Alianza Agricola • Chris Ramsaroop, Justicia for Migrant Workers • Maria Martinez and Maria Carmona, Farmworker Association of Florida • Enrique Balcázar, Migrant Justice • Noemi Sanchez, Rural Migrant Ministry • Co-facilitator: Andrea Schmid, Pioneer Valley Workers Center • Co-facilitator: Jose Lopez, Food Chain Workers Alliance • Alvaro Juarez Zeferino, Familias Unidas Por La Justicia

10:45am CDT

Building Strong Unions in High-Turnover Workplaces (S) International Ballroom BChris Baehrend • Ted Miin • Jennifer Gott, Teamsters Local 710 • Isaiah Gutman, Union of Grinnell Student Dining Workers If We're Essential, Treat Us That Way: Organizing in the Pandemic (S) Rosemont ABSarah Jaffe, Belabored podcast, author of Work Won't Love You Back • Sultana Adams, Transit (ATU) Local 192 • Travis Albert, Letter Carriers Branch 2 • Kristen Perez, Illinois Nurses • Ilona Nanay, Movement of Rank-and-File Educators, United Federation of Teachers Starbucks Solidarity Organizing Meeting Grand Ballroom B Race and Labor (S) LAXEthel Everett, SEIU Local 509 • Kim Moore, United Domestic Workers of America, AFSCME Local 3930 Climate Action: Creating 21st-Century Jobs and Justice MidwayKari Thompson Building a Caucus and Transforming Your Union ParisShira Cohen • Kristen French and Claire LaBrosa, Rochester Rank-and-File Educators • Facilitator: Mary Nowocien, Communications Workers Local 1168 • Martha Grevatt, Unite All Workers for Democracy • Tom Modica, Rank-and-File Caucus, Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Democracy Is Power: Fighting for One Member, One Vote International Ballroom CScott Houldieson, Auto Workers Local 551, Unite All Workers for Democracy (UAWD) • Ken Paff, Teamsters for a Democratic Union Educator Member Organizers: Making It Work Narita BHeather Carroll-Fisher, Montgomery County Education Association Educators on Strike International Ballroom EGillian Russom • Ma-Riah Roberson-Moody, Greta Callahan, and Dan Trocolli, Minneapolis Federation of Teachers • Debby Pope and Tamica Berry, Chicago Teachers • Maggie Canniff, Justin Brown, Jessica Wender-Shubow, Brookline Educators Union When We Fight: Film Screening and Discussion Heathrow Byoni golijov • Yael Bridge, director/producer LGBTQ+ Workers Meeting Narita A Not in a Union Yet? You Still Have Rights (S) United AJorge Mújica Murias • Richard De Vries, Teamsters Local 705 Winning First Contracts LindberghNick Bedell, NewsGuild • Ben Dictor, labor lawyer Engaging New Members Grand Ballroom AAmber Cano-Martin • Ivan Pardo, Rideshare Drivers United • Alli Carlisle, Auto Workers Local 2865 • Kindre Batliner, IUE-CWA Local 83761 • Karen Buchen and Catina Taylor, Minneapolis Federation of Teachers Maintaining Density in a Right-to-Work State United BBryan Trafford, Teamsters Local 89 • David Thornsberry, Teamsters Local 89 Making Meetings Better (S) LambertJoe Fahey Using Social Media to Organize LondonHarinee Suthakar, Emergency Workplace Organizing Committee • Sofya Aptekar, Boyda Johnstone, and Gerry Martini, Professional Staff Congress at the City University of New York, Rank- • Mandi Jung, Saint Paul Federation of Educators • Billiam Rodgers, Meow Wolf Workers Collective, Communications Workers Local 7055 • Facilitator: Aparna Gopalan, higher ed union organizer and researcher • Selena and Reagan, Strippers United Building Municipal Working-Class Power FlorenceFacilitator: Stephanie Luce, Professional Staff Congress • Jeff Crosby, New Lynn Coalition • Claudia Jimenez, Richmond Progressive Alliance • Emma Tai, United Working Families Secrets of a Successful Organizer: Turning an Issue into a Campaign O'Hare BallroomKendra • Bo McClung, Pacific Environment Assertive Grievance Handling DFW Contract Enforcement Toolkit LoganDustin Roach, Teamsters Local 135 Latino Workers Going on Offense (S) Grand Ballroom CMagaly Licolli and Fortino Ortiz, Venceremos • Manny Ramirez, Los Deliveristas • Alfredo Benedetti, Arise Chicago, El Milagro • Guillermo Tolentino, Workers’ Dignity/Dignidad Obrera • Yanet Zambrano and Estefania Galvis, New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE) • Teófilo Reyes