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New Social Compact: Collective Action, the Public Good, and Democracy - Shared screen with speaker view
Roy Jaggers
28:57
Is their a way to let the people of the Republican owned states feel safe enough to vote against the people in power that don’t care about them?
Mariah Montgomery (she/her)
33:05
yes!
Roy Jaggers
33:38
Anyone from Nevada as well?
Roy Jaggers
40:21
What have Unions and Coalitions on the West Coast been doing for progress?
Martha, She|They
50:39
This program you are sharing about is awesome, Mr.Wells. I was a apprentice with IBEW in El Paso up until covid hit and I was stuck on the waitlist for half the year.... This ed program partnership with IBEW sounds incredible and radical!
Aimee Loiselle, moderator
01:12:26
We will have 30 minutes for questions and conversation. Please enter questions here. Thanks!
Harvey C Swift
01:14:59
Question for Mr. Wells… is the program you spoke of one that was orginally initiated by the IBEW, the Building Trades, the AFL-CIO, or SUNY? And, as a follow up, do you have a framework or examples of the curriculum?
Adam Shah (he/him)
01:16:26
We aren't allowed to unmute
Adam Shah (he/him)
01:17:14
(5) You all gave very impressive presentations about working for worker power and collective bargaining. I didn’t hear the PRO Act mentioned at all. Will the PRO Act help working people act collectively? What else is needed beyond the PRO Act to create a new social compact that increases collective bargaining and collective power?
Mariah Montgomery (she/her)
01:19:09
Thank you for these amazing presentations. Are there local policies that the panelists believe would make it more possible for worker and community collective action to determine things like how land is used, how they are treated at work, and to meet collective needs in other ways?
Lauren Jacobs
01:21:08
Thank you to the awesome panelists. What kinds of collective action are going to be critical to creating a new social compact? What lessons should be drawn from the previous social contract- which later was attacked by capital?
KC (she, her)
01:23:04
How about about a vision for industry sector organizing that is not so employer dependent as domestic worker who work in individual employer's home (not paid by a single employer - like Medicare/Medicaid)
KC (she, her)
01:25:08
domestic workers who are overwhelmingly Black, brown, undocumented
Mariah Montgomery (she/her)
01:26:11
Thank you
Dale Templeton, NEA
01:28:07
BCG organizing is a create way to lift these campaigns and use collective bargaining where it exists
Chris Rhomberg
01:30:24
Could you expand on the NYC fast food and other ordinances, including the equivalent of dues deduction as you mentioned? How do these coordinate/complement the drive for union organization in fast food? Thanks
Harvey C Swift
01:31:10
Are there any lessons which could be learned and help the working class counter the ruling class - specifically any which could be coming out of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement of a few years ago?
Harvey C Swift
01:32:09
**to any panelist
Martha, She|They
01:33:10
see you worded it more clearly, Aimee.
Martha, She|They
01:35:15
mmm. that was a good pulse on the ground note- thanks Maria Noel.
Mariah Montgomery (she/her)
01:35:41
I think local organizing and policy can inspire better Federal or state action— local experiments. But also we need Federal policy that supports local communities having a say in how it gets implemented. So I hope build back better can support things like local hiring and community planning of whatever infrastructure it supports, etc.
Mariah Montgomery (she/her)
01:35:50
My 2c, as not a panelist either! haha
Martha, She|They
01:36:53
yes - community input on BBB, important @Mariah. It's so hard when the window is so narrow for it too.
Lauren Jacobs
01:39:27
I’d love to hear from Maria Noel on this because SVR as she describes it sounds like BCG but in the organizing phase
Martha, She|They
01:42:13
this was such a great panel!
Adam Shah (he/him)
01:42:48
Very good point, Mariah. Feedback loops.
Adam Shah (he/him)
01:43:08
And great panel, everyone! Really appreciated it. Thought Friday afternoon would be hard, but I loved the whole thing.
Ryan Gerety
01:43:39
thanks all
Lauren Jacobs
01:43:41
Thank you