Labor Organizing: Fighting for Justice!
Campaigns I have worked on include:
- AFL-CIO Organizers Institute – Teamsters Rhode Island Hospital Campaign
- HERE Local 25, Washington DC, 1993-94, won against the lock-out at the Madison Hotel
- Justice for Janitors, Washington DC 1994-95, on major street actions including bridge blockades ultimately lead to city-wide agreements for Local 82.
- Dignity Campaign, Detroit Michigan, Local 79, successful statewide strike and action campaign
- Detroit Newspaper Strike, the political leaders did not rise to the challenge, unsuccessful effort
- United Auto Workers – training and support for the RADD – Radical Action Disciple Deployment Teams, Region 1.
- Dignity Campaign, successful statewide strike in California 1997- 98 for Local 250
- Justice for Janitors in LA and Boston – during several successful contract fights, including a student occupation of the administration building.
- Justice for Janitors, Denver – suburban organizing campaign during downtown contract fight that was ultimately successful for Local 105.
- HERE Local 11 Campaign against Lowe’s Hotel, great week of action – no contract I think.
- UNITE laundry workers strike and action at the National Convention in Las Vegas 1998.
- Catholic Healthcare West Statewide Hospital campaign, during the set up and first year. I was the Southern California Coordinator. It was ultimately successful.
- Justice for Janitors in Houston, Texas, 2006 winning the best first contract in the history of the union.
- PECAN – Private Equity Creative Action Network, a European based network of civil society groups working in solidarity with labor campaigns on private equity. 2007
- Security Guards Strike in San Francisco, California, Fall of 2008 in a successful campaign whose contract and organizing set the pattern for six other cities
Warehouse Workers in the Inland Empire, California, 2009
- Fighting for Justice, Fighting to Win – images from low-wage workers’ struggles
- Justice for Janitors, Houston Strike October 23 – November 21, 2006