UW News

February 24, 2000

Labor,environmental and human-rights activists will gather to build on WTO protest coalition


WHAT: “Labor’s Program after the WTO: What’s next and how do we get there?”
A two-day event to explore labor’s role in furthering global justice, in an interactive setting that includes labor and the coalition partners who helped make history the week of the WTO Ministerial in Seattle.

WHEN: Friday, March 3, 7-9:30 pm, University of Washington Kane Hall room 120.
Saturday, March 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., UW Savery Hall room 249.

RON JUDD: Executive Secretary, King County Labor Council, AFL-CIO.
GEORGE BECKER: International President, United Steelworkers of America.
TYREE SCOTT: Labor and Employment Law Office.
DAVID SOLNIT: Direct Action Network.
PATTI GOLDMAN: Earth Justice Defense Fund.

BRIAN McWILLIAMS, international president, International Longshoremen’s and Warehousemen’s Union, speaks at 10 a.m., followed by workshops facilitated by labor, student and environmental leaders.Workshop attendees will include a participant in the recent student strike in Mexico City, representatives from the anti-sweatshop campaigns, union organizers and activists from faith-based groups and the environmental movement

SPONSORS: UW Center for Labor Studies; Students for Economic Democracy; King County Labor Council, AFL-CIO; andLabor and Employment Law Office.

CONTACT: Betsi Beem, assistant director, UW Center for Labor Studies, (206) 543-7946 or ebeem@u.washington.edu.