RE-IMAGINING LABOR AND ELECTORAL POLITICS
Post-Janus, our chapter meeting will explore labor’s relationship to electoral politics in the age of Trump. What is labor’s historical and contemporary relationship to the Democratic Party? What are the realities on the ground in the 2018 election season? What were historical alternatives and what are future possibilities?
Judy Sheridan Gonzalez is President of the New York State Nurses Association and a registered nurse at the Montefiore Hospital Center. Steve London, Brooklyn College and the Murphy Institute, is a past First Vice President of the PSC, for many years heading the union’s legislative operation. Michael Kinnucan, Democratic Socialists of America, has worked as member of both the NYC and national DSAs Electoral Working Groups, and served as deputy campaign manager for the successful state senate primary campaign of Julia Salazar in North Brooklyn.
To frame the presentations, Penny Lewis, Murphy Institute and PSC VP for Senior Colleges will provide us with a brief historical overview of labor’s relationship to electoral politics.
Discussion will follow. As usual, light refreshments will be provided.