[act-ma] 4/13 @ Northeastern: workers rights & public defenders

B Evans ben.c.evans at gmail.com
Sun Mar 20 13:43:32 PDT 2016


What: Organizing Legal Workers and Public Interest Lawyers

Unions are under attack, and public sector workers’s unions have come
under particularly heavy fire, but here in Massachusetts we are
organizing a group of state employees who have been, up until now,
disenfranchised and voiceless: public defenders. Let's come together
to discuss how to combat the ideology of austerity, imagine
sustainable public interest careers, and build solidarity within the
working classes. Jobs not Jails!

Who:
Deborah Wright, President of the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys,
UAW Local 2325, AFL-CIO, in New York City (invited)
Susan DeMaria, Regional Organizer for the National Organization of
Legal Services Workers, UAW Local 2320, AFL-CIO
Rudy Renaud, Organizing Director for the Service Employees
International Union Local 888
Christian Williams, staff attorney with the Committee for Public
Counsel Services and member of the National Lawyers Guild
Chris Gonsalves, staff investigator with the Committee for Public
Counsel Services active in the organizing campaign
and others involved in organizing to win collective bargaining rights
for CPCS employees and the Fight for $15

When:
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
5:30pm to 7:00pm

Where:
Northeastern University School of Law
Dockser Hall (https://goo.gl/maps/yzktXSnTqj72)
65 Forsyth St, Boston
Ruggles - Orange Line T
Northeastern - Green Line T

The event is free; pizza will be provided.

Here's a link for our petition to win basic worker rights for public
defenders in Massachusetts:
https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/extend-organizing-rights-to-massachusetts-public-defenders
...some background:
http://www.seiu888.org/mass-defenders-cpcs/

We also be discussing plans for the action on April 14:
#WageAction April 14th Rally: Join the Fight for $15 in 2016!
April 14 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Rally at the Massachusetts State House - National Day of Action
http://wageaction.org/event/april-14th-ff15-rally/#

yours in solidarity,

Benjamin Evans
National Lawyers Guild
northeastrvp at nlg.org



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