Audio: Workshops @Conference on Labor and Community Solidarity

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anonymous

Last weekend the Coalition For Labor & Community Solidarity (CLCS), a group that started as the labor solidarity committee of Occupy San Diego, hosted their second labor conference at the Lincoln High School campus.

The conference opened with a plenary of the local workers and organizers for the FIGHT FOR $15 campaign that is putting pressure on private sector jobs to raise workers wages and advocating for raising the minimum wage. The city of San Diego has approved a minimum wage increase to $11.50 per hour, but is being challenged before it even goes into effect. It will likely end up on an upcoming ballot. The FIGHT FOR $15 folks encouraged voters of San Diego city to vote to approve it and continue advocating for $15 per hour in San Diego County.

Keep an eye out for upcoming FIGHT FOR $15 actions and support low wage workers struggle for a living wage.

This year the conference was hosted independent of Labor Notes, who helped facilitate last year's conference.

The 2015 conference included 12 workshops with a diversity of issues and their intersections at work: students, faculty, women's rights, racial justice, environmental justice, union history, democratic union building, social justice unionism, and international and regional worker struggles.

Attendance of the conference was high, but the numbers could not fill rooms at four workshops per time block. Personally, I would have liked to attend all 12 workshops. The workshops I did attend had fairly low turnouts. Which was a bummer, but did allow for more personal conversation after the presentations.

Unfortunately, I had to miss the last round of workshops and the closing plenary on cross-border labor solidarity.

The Coalition For Labor & Community Solidarity meets *I believe* every other Tuesday at the office of Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice (ICWJ) of San Diego County. Contact them to find out more details.

Audio from two workshops at the conference is available below and video is hosted on ütubes servers.

Strategies for Building Labor-Community Solidarity @Conference on Labor and Community Solidarity
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb-bsbt0fNQ

International Longshore and Warehouse Union's (ILWU) Militant History @Conference on Labor and Community Solidarity
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gL0tAlE2zSw

Coalition For Labor & Community Solidarity
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