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State of the Union(s)

Retiree Chapter Meeting

Featurung James Davis and Ruth Milkman


Topic: STATE OF THE UNIONS: National and Local


Ruth Milkman, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies has written on a variety of topics involving work and organized labor in the United States, past and present. Her most recent books are: Immigration Matters (co-edited with Deepak Bhargava and Penny Lewis, New Press, 2021), Immigrant Labor and the New Precariat (Polity, 2020) and On Gender, Labor and Inequality (Illinois, 2016).

Prof. Milkman will present an analysis of recent unionization trends in New York and the nation, including some discussion of the uptick in organizing in the past year.

James Davis, President, PSC. It’s been a whirlwind year for our union and President Davis will discuss what it means to be an activist union. We’ll hear about the challenges and successes of this year and a vision for us going forward.

Anne Friedman, Chair, Retirees Chapter. Prof. Friedman will briefly review the work of the chapter over the summer and offer thoughts on moving ahead in 2022-2023.

Retiree Health Insurance:
We will again set aside time at the end of the meeting to discuss updates on retiree health insurance (if any) and to answer questions.

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Published: August 26, 2022

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