On May 11, Metro honored a great labor communicator – Bill Fletcher, Jr. And his remarks that day showed how deserving he was of this honor. View his remarks here.
We also had dynamic panel on the issue of Race and Labor. Panelists included: Bill Fletcher (moderating) Professor Clarence Taylor, SLU-CUNY, Biruk Assefa, CWA; Shi Greene, Laborers; and Sean Petty, RN, NYSNA. View panel discussion here.
Metro held its 44th Annual Convention on May 10th.
The morning panel tackled climate disruption and labor’s role helping to solve this crisis.
Moderator – Lara Skinner, Cornell ILR Worker Institute
Jessica Ramos, NY State Senator
James Slevin, President, UWUA Local 1-2
Sean Sweeney, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies, the Murphy Institute
Todd Vachon, Labor Network for Sustainability
Portside Labor moderators were celebrated as the Communicators of the Year.
Outstanding labor communications and communicators were also celebrated. To see the winning entries go to the awards page.
Two student communicators were also recognized for their first-rate work. You can find their winning entries here.