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Connecticut Webinar - Shared screen with speaker view
Marilyn Sneiderman
59:41
Love that, Michelle! This Is Marilyn Sneiderman from Center for Innovation in Worker Organization —BCG partner….so excited for this!!
KB Brower
59:53
Welcome everyone!! We’re going to get started in a few minuets :)
Anthony Simmons
01:00:46
Hello from Leicester, England
Stephen Magro
01:02:47
Stephen Magro SEIU 1199 NE Middletown CT
Ash Hagerty
01:02:49
Ash, AFGE, Philadelphia
Amrit Sidhu
01:02:58
hello from Kansas City!!
Aaron Giesa, SEIU 503 (he/him)
01:02:58
Aaron Giesa from Portland OR, SEIU 503.
sarah Saheb
01:03:01
Sarah Saheb, SEIU, Chicago
Cory Budden (she/her)
01:03:01
Cory Budden, AFT2026, Philadelphia
Dana Smith, UCW
01:03:02
Hi, this is Dana Smith from United Campus Workers in Nashville, TN
Deother Cook
01:03:02
Deother Cook SEIU HCIIMK, Indiana
Jack Hanson (he/him) MASH
01:03:02
JACK HANSON from MASH in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Evan
01:03:02
evan, CUPE503 Ottawa
Amber Cano-Martin
01:03:02
Amber Cano-Martin, SEIU International, Amherst, MA- better funding for public schools
Tom Israel
01:03:03
Tom Israel, NEA Center for Organizing. Once bargained for the right to import prescription drugs from Canada.
ACCE Institute
01:03:05
Christina Livingston, ACCE in CA
Gerard Ramm - UAW 2865
01:03:05
Gerard Ramm - Berkeley, CA UAW 2865.
Chris Seymour
01:03:05
Chris Seymour, SEIU, Brooklyn, NY - Researcher
V Alzaga
01:03:06
Valery - Canterbury UK, Unison,
Elizabeth (She/her) ONA
01:03:08
Elizabeth Gemeroy (She/Her) Portland Oregon, Oregon Nurses Association
Carol Meyers
01:03:10
Carol Meyers, Bronx, NY SEIU criminal justice reform
Evelyn Osorio
01:03:10
Hi! Evelyn from Chicago here, SEIU HCIIMK
Steven Lagnena- New York
01:03:10
Steve, NYSUT, New York
LYDIA WOOD
01:03:11
Lydia Wood, Western Mass Area Labor Federation, Taxing the Rich!
Melissa Powell
01:03:11
Melissa Powell Buffalo NY CWA1168
gavin curran
01:03:12
Gavin he/him western ct dsa/sra demanding healthcare for all
Amanda Kail
01:03:12
Amanda Kail, MNEA, Nashville
Jerry hellman
01:03:13
Jerry Hellman SEIU IU, Chicago,
Michelle Healy
01:03:13
Michelle Healy, SEIU DC
Maxwell Love
01:03:15
MAX LOVE also from Milwaukee (Hi Jack!)
Matthew House, Teamsters 117
01:03:15
Hello!! Matt House from Puyallup, WA. Teamsters Local 117 Seattle.
Dean Staffieri
01:03:15
Dean Staffieri, MSEA-SEIU Local 1989, Naples, Maine
Alex Peimer (he/him)
01:03:18
Alex Peimer, Northeastern Illinois University, UPI 4100, Chicago IL
Marc Rodrigues
01:03:18
AFSCME Florida!
Paul Price
01:03:19
Paul Price, Laborers Union, Chicago, IL.
Jesse Rabinowitz
01:03:20
Jesse rabinowitz, Miriam’s Kitchen, DC, fighting for housing to end homelessness
Nick Wertsch (he/him), Workers Defense Project
01:03:20
Nick Wertsch, Workers Defense Project, Houston, TX, workers’ rights monitoring on future construction projects
Nancy Donne
01:03:22
Nancy from Fairfield Ct
Joe Barnes
01:03:23
Joe Barnes, SEIU Campaign Coordinator
Sarah (she/her) DC47 Organizer
01:03:23
Sarah Shaw in Philadelphia, with AFSCME DC47
Byron
01:03:24
Byron, Community Change, Chicago
Matthew Kurtz
01:03:24
Matthew Kurtz, University of Ottawa, Ottawa Canada
Mason Austin (he/him)
01:03:24
Mason (he/him), Philly, AFSCME UNITY- not won, but would love to see a commitment to affordable housing funding in our contract
John Peavy
01:03:24
John peavy, Seiu 888 Massachusetts
Amisha, Grassroots Collab, she/hers
01:03:24
Amisha Patel, Grassroots Collaborative, IL
Jim Schmitz
01:03:25
Jim Schmitz, in the DMV, UAW organizing
Aidan Geronimus
01:03:26
Aidan Geronimus, Los Angeles, Jobs to Move America
Jonathan Rosenblum
01:03:26
Jonathan Rosenblum, 1199NE alum, coming in from Seattle, WA
Sara Katz
01:03:27
Sara Katz, SEIU Virginia 512, Fairfax County, VA — Hi everyone!
Louise Simmons
01:03:28
Louise
Matthew Ides
01:03:28
Matt Ides, OEA Columbus
Misha Hernandez
01:03:28
Misha Hernandez from ONA Oregon
Laurie Couch
01:03:29
Laurie Couch, SEIU, Chicago
Paul Filson CSU-AAUP
01:03:31
Paul Filson CSU-AAUP Connecticut
Isaac Ontiveros (NNU)
01:03:31
Isaac Ontiveros, NNU, zooming in from Oakland, CA
Win Heimer
01:03:31
Win Heimer, CT Alliance for Retired Americans, West Hartford, Connecticut
CIR Staff: Lila Foldes
01:03:35
Hi! Lila Foldes, staff for Committee of Interns of Residents. Brooklyn, NY. Bargained for patient health care.
Arielle KK
01:03:38
Arielle Klagsbrun, Philly, ACRE/Philly Revenue Project
bob king
01:03:46
Bob He/him LEO Ann Arbor, MI 1U demand for central administration financial support for Flint & Dearborn
Aliya Sabharwal
01:03:46
Aliya Sabharwal, Americans for Financial Reform, based in Providence, RI
Jeff Korgen
01:03:47
Jeff Korgen, Catholic Campaign for Human Development
Edgar, he/him
01:03:50
Hi All, Edgar Beltran, Partnership for Working Families, Los Angeles
Tom Connolly
01:03:50
Tom Connolly CSEA/SEIU 2001
maggie.laslo
01:03:51
Maggie Laslo SEIU Healthcare Chicago Childcare parent subsidies
Candace Lilyquist
01:03:56
Candace Lilyquist, NEA, Organizational Specialist, NE Region of NEA
Tiffany Dollar, PSEA (she/her)
01:04:07
Tiffany in southeastern PA working for PSEA (educator's union)
Abbie Illenberger, Grsts Collab - IL (any pronouns)
01:04:08
Abbie Illenberger, Grassroots Collaborative (IL)
Thomas Zablocki
01:04:13
Tom Zablocki, SEIU IU, Chicago
Robert Reutenauer
01:04:17
Hi I’m Bob Reutenauer organizer, Connecticut 4Cs/SEIU #1973.
Jameele Mitchell
01:04:17
Jameele Afscme Philly
Luz Ramos (She, Her)Clifford Beers Clinic
01:04:24
Luz Ramos, New Haven, CT Bargained for Juvenile Justice, fair housing.
Michael Callahan-Kapoor
01:04:32
Hey y’all, MCK from Stand Up Nashville! Great to be here & learn more about the amazing work happening in CT!
Paul L. Dannenfelser
01:04:34
AFSCME DC47 Philly
Spencer Shimek
01:04:38
Spencer Shimek (he/him); Habersham County, GA; I am not part of an organization, but currently work as a remote tutor
Sandy Craig
01:04:39
Sandy Craig, SEIU HCIIMK in Chicago
Patricia Munoz she/her/ella CIWO
01:04:57
Patricia Munoz from CIWO, New Jersey!
Louise Simmons
01:05:05
louise simmons UConn AAUP
Paul Gottlieb
01:05:10
Paul Gottlieb, Suburban Philly
Francisco Garcia
01:05:20
Hello comrades! Rev. Francisco Garcia, Wendland-Cook Program in Religion & Justice, Vanderbilt Divinity School, former SEIU organizer and contract campaign negotiator coordinator, BCG Advisory Committee
Greg Waldman, AFSCME Unity
01:05:21
Greg, Philly, AFSCME DC47, Unity caucus, working on Tax the Rich, Defund the Police, Fund Communities common good demands in our upcoming contract negotiations
UAW 2865 Host Account
01:05:21
Alli Carlisle, UAW 2865 San Diego
Dan Cohn
01:05:42
Dan Cohn, Western Organization of Resource Councils, Billings Montana
Claudia Shacter-deChabert she/her
01:05:54
Claudia Shacter-deChabert, PCS in NYC look at the New Deal for CUNY
Katharine Landfield
01:05:54
Katharine Landfield, Washington DC, Fair Budget Coalition and Jews United for Justice
Claudia Shacter-deChabert she/her
01:06:04
PSC not PCS
Margaret Lenzi
01:06:14
Stan Shapiro - Philly Neighborhood Networks - Reinstate Philly’s Personal Property Tax
Vonda McDaniel
01:06:23
Solidarity from the Nashville Central Labor Council of Nashville/Middle TN Vonda McDaniel
Joe Zawawi CEA
01:06:26
joe zawawi, CT Education Association, Hartford
Peter Brogan
01:06:28
Peter Brogan, staff for the Portland Association of Teachers (Oregon)
Sam Nelson
01:06:28
Sam Nelson, Jobs With Justice (and Washington-Baltimore NewsGuild), Washington DC
Mary Jo Connelly, she/her/hers
01:06:36
Mary Jo Connelly, PSU/MTA UMass Boston.
Alisha Chavez
01:06:40
Alisha Chavez, Portland Association of Teachers
Nancy Matthews
01:07:00
Nancy Matthews, UPI 4100 (higher ed union) Northeastern Illinois University
Aisha Blanchard-young
01:07:07
Heyyyy good people!! Aisha Blanchard-Young, organizer, California Teachers Assoc.
Matt Cronin (He/Him)
01:07:09
Matt Cronin National Rep, CUPE, Ontario Education Workers
L R
01:07:10
Meizhu Lui, Mexico Solidarity Project
Herman S. WHITTER
01:07:23
Herman S. Whitter of Connecticut Education Association
Erin Sroka
01:09:19
Erin Sroka, communications, SEIU6, property services union, Seattle
Kate (Philly)
01:09:51
Kate Goodman, AFSCME DC 47 rank and file in Philadelphia (Free Library)
Katharine Landfield
01:19:08
Any chance we can get the slides after? Thanks!
Abbie Illenberger, Grsts Collab - IL (any pronouns)
01:21:28
Thank you! Very exciting!
Deother Cook
01:21:39
No $ for workers, I bet he got a raise
Amber’s iPhone
01:21:58
this reminds me a little of the Moral Monday’s campaign
Bridget Seery (she/her)
01:23:13
Great work! ♥️ these demands. I am a teacher now but I was a Mental Health Delegate for two years in Mercer County, Pa.
KB Brower
01:24:05
we will have 15 minutes for Q&A, start thinking about the questions you have!
Kate (Philly)
01:28:48
LOL did anyone type those and if so can you paste them I the chat?
KB Brower
01:29:14
Check out the list of demands here ^^
Greg Waldman, AFSCME Unity (he/him)
01:29:28
Thanks KB!
Aisha (She/Her)
01:30:45
The three questions...Hope i captured them right. How does the demand close gaps in services? How do the demands advance racial equity? How do the demands build or strengthen our community and allies? (Or words to that effect...lol)
Jeff Korgen
01:36:33
Panel Question: Gemeem, what was conversation with police union like?
Becky Simonsen - SEIU District 1199 New England
01:36:42
That's right Aisha. 1) how does this demand address a gap in services?; 2) how does this demand advance racial justice?; 3) how does this demand grow the power of our Union and Community Allies?
Paul Gottlieb
01:38:25
So all this work is/was being done in conjunction with the state's budgeting process??
KB Brower
01:39:12
yes! we’ll address that in a minute
Amber’s iPhone
01:39:14
it sounds like some of the members that the unions involved represent are corrections officers. how do they feel about the defund/prison abolition demands? have you been able to bring them in?
CIR Staff: Lila Foldes
01:39:30
What did member education and engagement look like to build commitment to a very different way to approach bargaining?
Amisha, Grassroots Collab, she/hers
01:39:46
I would love to hear more about the work to get agreement and alignment on revenue and defunding - this has been challenging work. specifically, were there tensions within 1199 to get to alignment?
Katharine Landfield
01:40:02
How are you/did you do outreach and organizing to bring high-income, high-wealth ppl into the work, if at all? Esp interested in that experience for our tax campaign
Rob Baril, SEIU/1199
01:40:02
we do not represent Corrections Officers. We have the healthcare workers in Department of Corrections
Amber’s iPhone
01:40:25
+1 to Lila
Amber’s iPhone
01:40:48
@Rob thanks
William Meyerson
01:41:11
For Becky, How are the union members responding to B4CG demands? What have been the challenges, if any?
Daniel Zager he/him
01:41:12
Does it make sense to apply the BCG model to private-sector employers that perform public goods? (hospitals, nursing homes, grocery stores, universities, etc.)
Rob Baril, SEIU/1199
01:41:32
Katherine- don't think we have any high wealth folks involved, though it would help if we can identify wealth individuals that support progressive taxation
Nick Wertsch (he/him), Workers Defense Project
01:42:09
Do you feel like there was a major turning point in getting member buy-in and/or building the coalition for this campaign? If so, when/what was it?
Chris Seymour
01:42:11
@Rob Patriotic Millionaires represents wealthy folks who support progressive taxation
Greg Waldman, AFSCME Unity (he/him)
01:42:35
In Philly, the Budget Office is already trying to present the expiring contracts as a cost that could affect how the City delivers services. So they are pitting workers against the services they provide instead of the workers who provide services against the rich who don't pay their taxes and the police state that protects their property. Was there anything like that coming out of management at the state or municipal level?
Darren
01:42:58
I work for the National Education Union in UK, though lived in US in 90s and was an active member of IBEW / IATSE. This has been truly inspirational to hear from brothers and sisters on this meeting, so thank you very much to all and really want to keep in touch to learn from you and share experiences
Byron
01:43:25
How has this approach to bargaining increased organizational capacity and power for community groups? More members? Ability to build out other priority issue campaigns Increase in foundation money, donors etc.
Meizhu Lui
01:44:09
Do you have a tax justice organization in CT as many other states do?
Matthew Kurtz
01:44:46
Following on Jeff Korgen's question about the conversation with the police union, can you say a little about how you approached that conversation? Seems like there would be difficult issues of union solidarity (police included) in the context of many of the aims of the Common Good Campaign.
Meizhu Lui
01:48:42
Years ago, United for a Fair Economy did a fun action when trying to stop the reduction of the estate tax that could be part of a demo - people dressed up like the super rich, top hats, boas, jewels, handing out suckers, lollipops to passers-by. “Thank you suckers! We got richer, you got a sucker.”
Ian Mitchell
01:52:57
Are these SEIU-1199 policy proposals or BCG policy proposals? Or both?
Abbie Illenberger, Grsts Collab - IL (any pronouns)
01:53:17
Can this document be shared?
Katharine Landfield
01:53:18
And please, can we get this one pager? It is awesome!
Jeff Korgen
01:53:23
Both I think
Mary Jo, she/her PSU/MTA UMass Boston
01:53:26
Yes!
Kamaryn Norris
01:54:30
Who controls CT's general assembly?
Meizhu Lui
01:54:42
While the EITC is helpful to low-income workers, it is actually a subsidy to the companies who pay below living wages. If they paid adequate wages - think McDonald’s or Walmart - people would not need the EITC. It’s US - the taxpayers - making up for what the companies should be doing!
Katharine Landfield
01:55:21
^^
Marilyn Sneiderman
01:55:28
bargainingforthecommongood.org
Amisha, Grassroots Collab, she/hers
01:57:45
YES!
Katharine Landfield
01:57:55
@Rob = amazing
Sara Myklebust
01:57:57
++++ Rob
Abbie Illenberger, Grsts Collab - IL (any pronouns)
01:57:57
Thank you so much!!!!
Francisco Garcia
01:57:59
Amen!
Marilyn Sneiderman
01:58:02
YES!! And thank you
Preethy Sivakumar
01:58:06
!
CIR Staff: Lila Foldes
01:58:08
amazing!!
Matthew Kurtz
01:58:09
Thank you!
gavin western ct dsa/sra
01:58:09
Thank you!
John Peavy
01:58:09
This was great!!
Preethy Sivakumar
01:58:10
Fantastic work!!!
Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela
01:58:11
Thank you
Cory Budden (she/her)
01:58:11
Thank you!
Joe Barnes
01:58:12
Excellent!!!
Jameele Mitchell
01:58:13
Thanks so much !!!!!!
Rob Baril, SEIU/1199
01:58:14
One Love, Comrades
Sara Katz
01:58:14
Thank you so much!! This was so inspiring and helpful!!!
Aliya Sabharwal
01:58:15
thanks!
Katharine Landfield
01:58:15
Thank you all so much for the incredible program!!
Ana Garcia-Ashley
01:58:15
AMEN!!!! Great Job!!!
Preethy Sivakumar
01:58:17
Very excited and inspired
bob king
01:58:18
Thx great program!!!
Mary Jo, she/her PSU/MTA UMass Boston
01:58:18
Thank you for inspiring and instructing us panel. I'm fired up and ready to go.
Ash Hagerty
01:58:20
Amazing work everyone!!!
Steven Lagnena- New York
01:58:20
Thank you!
Jonathan Rosenblum
01:58:22
inspiring!
Aaron Giesa, SEIU 503 (he/him)
01:58:23
Thank you everyone!!! So inspiring. Love 1199 NE!!!
Chris Seymour
01:58:23
Thanks!
Aidan Geronimus
01:58:24
Thank you!
Deother Cook
01:58:25
great work
Michelle Healy
01:58:27
Very comprehensive and a great model. Thanks!
Claudia Shacter-deChabert she/her
01:58:27
Thanks so much!
Tom Connolly
01:58:28
Great work!
John Peavy
01:58:29
Looking forward to powerpoint and other materials!
sarah Saheb
01:58:29
this was excellent! thank you!
Sarah (she/her) DC47 Organizer
01:58:30
This was excellent, thank you so much!
Herman S. WHITTER
01:58:35
Thank you!
Stuart Bard
01:58:36
Hell Yes!!!
LaTasha Ca
01:58:38
Thank you!!
Spencer Shimek
01:58:40
Thanks so much for organizing this!!
Amrit Sidhu
01:58:45
thank you!
Jiwoon Lee
01:58:49
so inspiring, thank you!
Darren
01:58:50
solidarity forever
Marilyn Sneiderman
01:58:54
Excellent!!