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2006 Unity Conference

2006 Unity Conference
October 6 & 7, 2006     (PAST EVENT)
Metropolitan Hotel (formerly the DoubleTree) / Romulus, Michigan
Registration fee: $380 (Tuition: $340, Meals: $40)


Workshops
01  LABOR, POLITICS, & POLITICAL MOBILIZING
Instructor: 
Roland Zullo, University of Michigan Labor Studies Center
Why do union members vote for politicians who are acting against their interests? What is the best way to change minds and mobilize our people during an election cycle? How can we form working coalitions with other progressive groups? This workshop will discuss the importance of politics to the labor movement, and provide strategy and tactics for winning in the electoral arena.


02  FAITH & LABOR
Instructor: 
Bob Bowen, UAW Local 849 (Retired)
Examine the religious foundations of the Labor Movement. Diverse religious teachings on the rights and obligations of labor will be presented; discover how labor and faith based organizations can and do join in a common cause. Elected leaders, chaplains, CAP members and religious activists will find this workshop stimulating and rewarding.


03  IMMIGRATION & CROSS-BORDER SOLIDARITY
Instructors: 
Ian Robinson, University of Michigan ILIR, SSW
Alice Gates, University of Michigan SSW
Department of Sociology Immigrant workers have played a crucial role in labor struggles throughout history. Who are the new immigrants and what is their contribution to society? This workshop will address the current challenges facing immigrants in the U.S. economy and labor


04  PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE/EFFECTIVE SPEAKING
Instructor: 
Skip Turner, University of Michigan Labor Studies Center
Unions, corporations, and civic groups all use parliamentary procedure (Robert


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