Call Time: 6:00 PM PT, 7:00 PM MT, 8:00 PM CT, 9:00 PM ET
Conference Call Number: (605) 562-3140
Access Code: 781761#
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Join the PDA Economic & Social Justice call Wednesday at 9 pm ET to hear about Labor for Bernie. Labor for Bernie is a new exciting progressive development in the US labor movement. ESJ Chair, Randy Shannon, will host special guests Paul Krehbiel, Anne Mitchell, and Sheilah Garland-Olaniran on the call.
Paul is a former union auto worker, local union president, and chief negotiator for 5,000 RN's in Service Employees International Union (SEIU). He is the coordinator of Los Angeles Labor for Bernie. Anne is a retired union organizer for Committee of Interns and Residents, SEIU. She's a former Field Service Director for DC 1707 American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), and a union representative for 1199 SEIU. She's currently active in the NY Labor for Bernie Campaign and plans to run as a delegate. Garland-Olaniran is a long time trade unionist and revolutionary, who currently serves as the Political Organizer for National Nurses United (NNU) in IL and MO. She is originally from Flint, MI, now based in Chicago, IL, and has worked with NNU, helping to build a militant trade union of registered nurses around the country in various capacities for the past 11 years. NNU is the first national union to endorse Bernie Sanders for Democratic nominee for President.
We'll discuss how Labor for Bernie came about, what issues are motivating union members to support Bernie, how Labor for Bernie is building union wide multi-ethnic support for Sanders, and the effect of Labor for Bernie on the union movement.