VIRTUAL CHAPTER MEETING, MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1 – 3 PM. With analysis, discussion and debate, we’ll focus on what may be the most important election season of our lives, the 2020 presidential and state elections.
To seed the discussion, we have put together a panel of CUNY and labor colleagues.
- Susan Kang: Associate Professor of Political Science, John Jay College: author of Human Rights and Labor Solidarity: Trade Unions in the Global Economy; and a leader and activist in successful NYS and congressional campaigns to elect progressive candidates to office.
- Sochie Nnaemeka: Executive Director, NYS Working Families Party with a rich history as an organizer for labor, advocacy and community groups and as a leader against austerity politics in both the state and the city.
- Ed Ott: Former Executive Director the NYC Central Labor Council; co-editor New Labor in New York: Precarious Workers and the Future of the Labor Movement; Distinguished Lecturer, Joseph S Murphy Institute for Worker Education (now SLU)
- James Steele: Distinguished Lecturer at the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies where he has taught courses on “Democracy and Power;” former executive staffer for congressmen and elected city leaders; longtime political consultant.,
In addition, Bettina Damiani, the PSC’s new Director of Policy and Research, will report on the union’s Get Out The Vote (GOTV) operations for the presidential and NYS elections.