Elly Leary

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Elly Leary

Elly Leary is a retired union officer, union negotiator, and labor educator. Elly Leary is the former co-chair of the New Directions Movement and a member of Freedom Road Socialist Organization.[1]

She is the former Vice President and Bargaining Chair in the UAW. Since retiring, she has worked with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Miami Workers Center, and POWER U, all lower-sector community organizations in South Florida.

Radical pedigree

Elly Leary is former member of Proletarian Unity League and a longtime autoworker activist and union negotiator. She is a regular contributor to Monthly Review on labor politics and history and is a member of Freedom Road Socialist Organization / Organización Socialista del Camino para la Libertad..[2]

"Revolution In the Air"

November 13th, Community Church of Boston "Revolution In the Air: Lessons from the 1960s-80s Wave of Activism".

In 1968, at the height of the war in Vietnam, the New York Times reported that nearly 3 million Americans thought a revolution was needed in this country, and polls showed that more college students identified with Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara than with any U.S. Presidential candidate that year.
Please join area activists from different generations as we explore the lessons from the 1960s to the 1980s and their meaning for today. We urge you to come and be part of the conversation.

For more information, contact Mark Brenner - or Elly Leary.

Sponsored by: Solidarity, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, and the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism.[3]

Soviet trip

In April 1990, Elly Leary of Boston, spent 5 weeks in the Soviet Union, as part of a trade union delegation hosted by the AUCCTU Higher Trade Union College in Moscow.[4]

Forward Motion

In 1996 Elly Leary, Bob Peterson, Meizhu Lui, Rukiya Dillahunt, Bill Fletcher, Jr., Bill Gallegos, Karega Hart, Ed Hunt, Scott Kurashige, Jamala Rogers were contributing editors to Forward Motion, the journal of Freedom Road Socialist Organization.[5]

"The Cost of Privilege"

Chip Smith is the director of a workers' center and an anti-war activist in Eastern North Carolina[6]. He is the author of "The Cost of Privilege".

He was assisted in writing the book by Juliet Ucelli, Joe Navarro, Elly Leary, Badili Jones, Michelle Foy, Malcolm Goff (artwork).[7]

Center for Labor Renewal

In 2009 Elly Leary was listed as an endorser of the Center for Labor Renewal[8].

Labor Notes

In 2009 Elly Leary, UAW Local 2324, retired member, Florida was a member of the Labor Notes policy committee[9].

Revolutionary Strategies to Beat the Rising Right Wing

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Revolutionary Strategies to Beat the Rising Right Wing, was a nationwide conference call organized by Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Sunday October 30, 2016.

What's the nature of this right-wing threat? What has this election cycle changed about the political terrain we're fighting on? How do we need to prepare for whats coming after the election? Hear about these crucial questions from our panel of top political strategists, including Nelini Stamp, Bill Fletcher, Jr., Linda Burnham, and Sendolo Diaminah.

Those invited, on Facebook included Elly Leary.[10]