The Labor Guild Youth Caucus has announced the topics and speakers for its third annual Young Worker Workshop series at the Teamsters 25 hall in Charlestown. We are extremely grateful to President Sean O’Brien and everyone at Local 25 for their continued support of our education and outreach to young workers.
The workshops will be:
- Feb 11: Where To Go from Here—What You Can Do with Your Labor Education featuring Rand Wilson, SEIU 888, and Lisa Field, MNA
- Feb 18: Internal Organizing featuring Mike Vartabedian, IAM 264, and Darlene Lombos, Secretary Treasurer, Greater Boston Labor Council
- Feb 25: Building Coalitions featuring Jen Doe, AFT MA
- Mar 3: Anti-racism featuring Rep. Liz Miranda, 5th Suffolk; Allen Lee, A. Philip Randolph Institute; and Susan Shepherd, MOSES (ret.)
The purpose of these workshops is not only to complement the Guild’s regular class offerings with topics of particular interest to younger workers, but also to expand the reach of the Guild and bring new members of the labor community into our orbit. Young workers are the future of the labor movement, and it’s our goal to give them the tools they need to become effective leaders. The Youth Caucus was founded on this principle, and these workshops are not the only way we support young workers.