From Wisconsin to Wall Street: Challenging the Power of the Super Rich
Tuesday, April 10, 7 pm, Pyle Center Auditorium, 702 Langdon Street
Co-sponsored by IBEW 2304, THE INTERFAITH COALITION FOR WORKER JUSTICE, THE LABOR & WORKING CLASS STUDIES PROJECT, MADISON TEACHERS INCORPORATED, SEIU HEALTHCARE WISCONSIN, THE SOUTH CENTRAL FEDERATION OF LABOR, THE STUDENT LABOR ACTION COALITION, THE TEACHING ASSISTANTS’ ASSOCIATION, WORT 89.9 FM, and THE WORKERS RIGHTS CENTER
STEPHEN LERNER is a labor and community organizer who has spent more than three decades organizing hundreds of thousands of janitors, farm workers, garment workers, and other low-wage workers into unions. He is the architect of the justice for janitors campaign, which has organized and helped win a union for hundreds of thousands of immigrant janitors. He has helped lead the work challenging the power of wall street and big banks, and is part of a growing movement in the us that is using non-violent civil disobedience and direct action protests to challenge corporate power. Stephen is a member of SEIU’s international executive board.