Saturday 11 August, 7.00 pm
STUC, 333 Woodlands Road, Glasgow G3 6NG
The global economic crisis is reshaping the social, cultural, and political landscape of the entire world, including the United States. In this talk, American labour organiser Erik Forman will discuss the theory and practice behind the rise of a new workers’ movement in the US- from the Wisconsin Uprising and Occupy Wall Street, to recent campaigns to build unions in the fast food industry. Forman has spent the last 5 years as a worker in the fight to unionise Starbucks, Jimmy John’s, and other corporate chains with the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)
Forman talk Flier
On Sat-Sun 11-12 August, IWW Scotland welcomes FW Erik Forman, of the North American IWW, to Glasgow, to lead a weekend training event in Workplace Organising. There will be 2 days of training, with a talk by Erik on the Saturday evening. He has worked on the Starbucks and Jimmy John’s organising campaigns in the US.
Please let us know if you are interested in attending. It will take place at the STUC, 333 Woodlands Road, Glasgow G3 6NG. It’s accessible by public transport and for people with disabilities. The nearest underground station is Kelvinbridge, and there are regular buses along Woodlands Road and Great Western Road. There are also plenty of handy eating places.
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