Register under the Annual Convention page.
The morning panel is scheduled for 10 a.m. The panel is titled, “Communications Messaging and Strategies for Low-Wage Organizing.” The panelists are Danny Massey, Berlin Rosen (fast-food workers), Janna Pea, deputy communications director, RWDSU (car wash workers), and Elaine Kim, communications director, 32BJ, SEIU (airport workers campaign). Longtime labor journalist Michael Hirsch will moderate the panel.
After the morning panel, you will have an opportunity to hear Richard Steier, editor, The Chief, who will be honored as Metro’s Labor Communicator of the Year. Steier will have copies of his recent book, “Enough Blame to Go Around: The Labor Pains of New York City’s Public Employee Unions,” available for purchase. Deidre McFadyen, director of internal communications at the United Federation of Teachers and a former reporter at The Chief, will introduce Steier.
The awards session is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.
At 2:30 p.m., the convention will feature a workshop, “Twitter Session: Leading a Revolution with 140 Characters.” Charles Lenchner and Elana Levin of Organizing 2.0 will lead the workshop.