Metro Convention | June 3, 2022 | Zoom

Please join us for Metro’s 46th Annual Convention
Friday, June 3, 2022, 10 am, Zoom event

Honoring Jessica Ramos, NY State Senator, and Paula Finn, Director, Center for Labor, Community & Public Policy, CUNY SLU

Panel Discussion: Media and Labor – A New Relationship or a Fleeting Moment?

What’s new in media coverage of labor? Is there a new attitude towards labor in mainstream media, and if so, how do we capitalize on this moment? What is the pandemic’s role in the recent coverage of labor? Is the public more sympathetic to union members since they held jobs deemed essential and helped us all deal with the pandemic.

Chelsea Connor, RWDSU, Communications Director
Kim Kelly, journalist, organizer, author of the recently published Fight Like Hell
Richard Steier, UFT, Communications Specialist, former editor of The Chief
Leanne Tory-Murphy, Workers United Communications Director, NY/NJ Joint Board
Moderated by Bill Fletcher, Jr.

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Metro 45th Annual Convention

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.

Climate panel at Metro Convention

Metro held its 44th Annual Convention on May 10th.
The morning panel tackled climate disruption and labor’s role helping to solve this crisis.
Panelists included:
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.

Thanks to all who made for this engaging event.