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    Below†are announcements for past L&EC events with the AFL-CIO.† Click here to return to the main page for LEC events at the AFL-CIO.

    Hilton San Diego Bayfront
    1 Park Boulevard, San Diego

    AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee Conference
    Thursday April 28, 2011

    Annual NLG L&EC Breakfast
    in the AQUA 310 room

    Crimes Against Labor:
    Attacks on Workers' Rights in Mexico & US

    Founder & Advisor, Proyecto de Derechos Economicos, Sociales y Culturales (ProDESC)
    journalist, labor activist and author of Illegal People - How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants

    Click here to read David Bacon's recent article about labor rights in Mexico, "A Labor Law Bosses Would Love."

    2 NLG L&EC Meetings
    Tuesday April 26, 2011 - 3:30 -†4:00 pm
    Thursday April 28, 2011 - 3:45 - 4:45 pm

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    Friday, June 4, 2010
    7:00 - 8:20 am
    From Tea Party Anger to Economic Justice:
    Reframing the Debate and Building Broad Coalitions

    The problem isnít special interests in Washington, DC, itís narrow interests. For thirty years we have allowed the economic, political, and social systems in our country to retreat from Rooseveltís community-building Four Freedoms and return to the days when a tiny group of the very wealthy pushed the rest of us around and picked our pockets for their personal benefit.† Roosevelt coupled freedom of speech and religion with freedom from fear and want.† Many folks drawn into the Tea Party movement have good reasons to be angry; and they support the Four Freedoms, at least in their hearts.† Letís talk to them about going after the real culprits and together building economic justice, social equality, and a political system that advances democracy.

    Harding Room (Mezzanine Level)†
    Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
    2660 Woodley Road NW
    Washington DC, 20008

    click here for EVENT LEAFLET

    Chip Berlet:† Chip Berlet is senior analyst at Political Research Associates in the Boston area. Berlet is co-author of Right-Wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort (Guilford, 2000) and editor of Eyes Right! Challenging the Right Wing Backlash (South End Press, 1995), both of which received a Gustavus Myers Center Award for outstanding scholarship on the subject of human rights and bigotry in North America.

    Karen Nussbaum:† Karen Nussbaum is Executive Director of Working America.† She†has spent 30 years fighting for the rights of working women and men.† She was the founder and director of 9to5, National Association of Working Women;† the president of District 925 SEIU;† and the Director of the Women's Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor, the highest seat in the federal government devoted to women's issues.† She served as Director of the AFL-CIO Women's Department and as Special Assistant to the President until she founded Working America in 2003.† She is the author, with John Sweeney, of the book Solutions for the New Workforce and with Ellen Cassedy of the book 9to5.

    Sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild Labor & Employment Committee.††