"Resist Retail Nihilism: A Bookstore Workers Organizing Forum"
17 January 2004 10am-4pm
Communication Workers of America Local 7200
3521 East Lake Street
The Union of Radical Workers and Writers [U.R.W.W.] is convening what is believed to be the first conference dedicated to organizing bookstore workers across the Americas on Saturday, January 17, 2004. Scheduled to coincide with the World Social Forum gathering in Mumbai, India [www.wsfindia.org], the conference ("Resist Retail Nihilism: A Bookstore Workers Organizing Forum") will gather bookstore workers from the currently striking Borders #1 store in Ann Arbor, Michigan, unionized workers from the Borders' Calhoun Square store in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as well as independent, corporate, and used bookstore workers from Chicago, Milwaukee, and across the continent.
Local and regional bookstore workers, retail workers, and the general public are invited to attend any or all of this day-long event. Agenda items include roundtable discussions on the history of bookstore organizing, how to organize your bookstore or retail workplace, how to build community coalitions, and much more.
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