Young Workers Grabbing the Torch

GBLC's Future Committee held its annual Young Worker Conference on Saturday, December 2nd at 1199SEIU.

Young members from 14 unions/organizations were in attendance. Participants learned about the current challenges facing organized labor such as privatization, Right to Work legislation, there was a presentation by Enid Eckstein, formerly of 1199SEIU, on the upcoming Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court Case.

There was also a panel featuring the newer members generation of labor leaders moderated by the Futures Committee Organizing Chair, Al Vega (MassCOSH, USW), with BTU President Jessica Tang, GBLC VP Darlene Lombos (Community Labor United), and Brian Doherty, General Agent of the MetroBTC.

Participants also participated in an internal organizing workshop, led by GBLC Organizer, Vanessa Snow in which they practiced 1-on-1 conversations to increase member engagement in their union.

The next Futures Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 2nd 4:30 pmat IBEW Local 103 (256 Freeport Street Dorchester).