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2007 Unity Conference

2007 Unity Conference
October 12 & 13, 2007     (PAST EVENT)
Somerset Inn / Troy, Michigan
Registration fee: $380 (Tuition: $340, Meals: $40)

Workshops
01  EMPLOYEE-MANAGED ENTERPRISES: WHAT THEY ARE & HOW TO CREATE ONE
Instructor: 
Roland Zullo, University of Michigan Labor Studies Center
What can we do when corporations shut down plants and governments privatize services? One option is for workers to take over the operations. Learn the history of employee-managed enterprises, the role of labor unions, issues of internal governance, factors for success and failure, and the process of converting from a privately-owned or publicly-managed operation to an employee-managed enterprise.


02  COALITION BUILDING
Instructor: 
Skip Turner, University of Michigan Labor Studies Center
Gain a common understanding and vision of the vital role a coalition can play in support of joint initiatives and mobilization strategies. Learn to develop the internal workplace coalitions and the external community coalitions that are the building blocks of any campaign.



03  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.

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