LABOR School to Host Webinars March 26, March 30

"Workers on the Front Lines of COVID-19: What We Can Learn and Do" will bring together community members and union members alike. "Young Workers and Unions: Uniting across Generational Differences," will discuss the changing landscape of the workplace.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- This moment of heightened safety precautions and economic insecurity highlights the critical need for solidarity and the ongoing imperative to organize and build more effective unions. As the PA AFL-CIO notes, “All working people have a part to play in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, and workers’ rights must be treated as primary concerns with concrete solutions.” 

The LABOR School at Penn State will continue to offer programing that brings workers and union leaders together to learn from each other and strengthen our movement. Here are two new webinars that will be offered this month:

Workers on the Front Lines of COVID-19: What We Can Learn and Do
Thursday, March 26, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Please register in advance here.  

Hear from union members and union staff who are working in essential services - like healthcare, food and grocery services, and transportation - to provide for our communities in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Union members will share accomplishments, efforts, and current challenges across industries and regions of Pennsylvania. We will focus on how all workers can provide support and help promote safe and secure workplaces.

Young Workers and Unions: Uniting Across Generational Differences
Monday, March 30, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Please register in advance here

There are now five generations of workers in our workplaces and unions. This webinar will highlight current initiatives unions are taking to develop and conduct young worker programs, review new research on best practices in building intergenerational cooperation in our unions, as well as discuss strategies and steps to build participation across all generations of workers.

Panelists will include representatives from United Steelworkers, IBEW Local 375, and IATSE Local 8. 

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March 19, 2020