"Economic Development for Whom?"
- Abstract: The authors describe instances of various unions in Massachusetts working with community organizations to undertake local economic development initiatives and address policies pertaining to this. They document the experiences and perceptions of various individuals involved, and the experiences of the unions trying to alter the state's corporate model of development. They list alternatives to modernist development.
Open Letter to Obama on Iran
Labor Campaign for Single Payer
On Sunday, April 26 2015, UE Young Activists and other UE members participated with thousands of other people in a march in New York City for a nuclear-free, just, and sustainable world. This year is the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. The United Nations holds a conference to review the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty every five years, since the treaty went into effect in 1970.
UE Young Activists who participated in these event were Gary DeLuke, Local 170; Kathleen Coonrod, Local 203; Ryan Macdonald, Local 234; Autumn Martinez, Local 255; Emma Paradis, Local 255; Naomi Grayck, Local 255; Cettina Costagliola, Local 255; Charity Dugener, Local 267; Lyndsey O’Day, national office administrative assistant; and Margo Nikitas, associate general counsel. Other UE participants were Director of Organization Bob Kingsley; Northeast Region President Peter Knowlton; General Executive Board Member Marie Lausch of Local 222; International Strategies Director Leah Fried; Field Organizer Chad McGinnis; and retired International Reps. Carol Lambiase and Leanna Noble.
Labor for Our Revolution
At a national Labor for Our Revolution meeting in Chicago on June 9 2017, United Electrical Workers (UE) General President Peter Knowlton made a presentation about the network's mission and UE union members' growing support for it.
"We follow in the footsteps of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. who said, 'The labor movement is the principal force necessary to transform workers' oppression and despair into hope and progress,'"said Knowlton. "Unions, along with workers' centers and other workers' organizations must prioritize policies that strengthen and fortify the organization of workers in order to protect us against the ravages of capitalism. We can deepen and reinforce this perspective in Our Revolution."
"Unions getting involved in Labor for Our Revolution give us the ability to influence Our Revolution so that it has significant focus on the working class…It also gives us the opportunity to organize our own members around broad, working class issues.
"Labor for Our Revolution is an opportunity to help build a movement that crosses all the political persuasions of our members. The issues of the Sanders campaign were put before the people as a referendum—and the people spoke. So let’s go out and build motion and power around these demands."
2018 Single-Payer Strategy Conference
Healthcare-Now! Agenda: 2018 Single-Payer Strategy Conference Friday, June 22 – Sunday, June 24 Minneapolis, Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown.
Agenda for Saturday, June 23
- Building Solidarity: Bargaining Fights and Healthcare Justice – Facilitator: Peter Knowlton, President, United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America.
Labor for Our Revolution leaders
Labor for Our Revolution April 6;
More than 50 union leaders participated in the Labor for Our Revolution national meeting in Chicago. — with Clem Balanoff, Gene Bruskin, Matthew Graham, David W. Campbell, David Duhalde, Peter Hart, Tony Flora, Brenda Bosworth Rodrigues, Carey Dall, Penelope Jennewein, Joe Lawrence, Gene Elk, Dana Simon, Mark Dudzic, Kenneth Zinn, Zachary Pattin, Mike Parker, Kyle Machado, Peter Knowlton, Donna DeWitt, Brian Skiffington, Peter Olney, Jared Hicks, Marcelle Grair, Steve Early, Al Cholger and Erin McKee.