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Building Trades Organizers’ Forum

Building Trades Organizers’ Forum

April 23-24, 2018

The UC Berkeley Labor Center two-day Building Trades Organizers’ Forum will feature presentations, open discussion and group participatory exercises for building trades organizers and business representatives.

Topics will include:

  • Creative methods in Organizing the Trades
  • Labor/Community Coalition Building
  • Trends in Job Growth and Loss
  • The State of PLAs
  • Motivating and Organizing New Apprentices and Members
  • Construction Jobs and the Green Economy

Featured guest speakers:
Scott Littlehale, Research Analyst, Northern California Carpenters Regional Council
Jillian Elliot, International Organizer, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Aram Hodess, Retired Business Manager, United Association of Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Local 159

Facilitators:
Maria L. Abadesco, adjunct specialist, UC Berkeley Labor Center
Vince Sugrue, Political and Public Relations Representative, Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association Local 104

Dates:
April 23-24, 2018

Registration:
$400 per person (includes breakfast and lunch on both days and class materials)
Registration deadline: March 31, 2018
Payment due: April 10, 2018