Join Peter Cervantes-Gautschi, Executive Director of Enlace and I for an informative conversation regarding Enlace campaign on private prison divestment. Enlace is a strategic alliance of low-wage worker centers, unions, and community organizations in Mexico and in the U.S. We partner with our member organizations in international campaigns to motivate abusive multi-sector transnational corporations to treat workers and communities with dignity and respect. Enlace uses an integrated approach to organizing, creating unique campaign strategies while developing systems strengthening organizations internally. Our strategies often cross industrial and sector lines for reasons relating to both workforce development and campaign strategy.
Bill Fletcher, nationally known labor and racial justice activist, addresses a Portland audience on the topic "How Do We Fight Back in the Age of Obama?" Past director of Trans Africa, on the editorial board of the Black Commentator, past Education Director of the AFL-CIO, Fletcher's latest book is "They're Bankrupting Us! And 20 Other Myths about Unions."
This is a recording of the meeting from the point when members moved outside to its conclusion. Wind noise and distance of some speakers from recorder affect quality. The written transcript, along with Board comments will be posted by KBOO. The written transcript has six time cues. Both the audio file and the written transcript begin at time zero for easy cross referencing.
Frann Michel and Joe Clement review the documentary "Shift Change", directed/produced by Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young. The documentary surveys several cooperatively owned and managed businesses, mostly in the United States but also Spain's famous Mondragon. We hear from worker-owners, as well as activists who support the co-op movement in material and financial ways, about how working at co-ops is not just different, but better than regular wage jobs.