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California State University, Sacramento

Posted: February 1, 1999

Labor Conference at CSUS

The CSUS department of bilingual/multicultural education and a coalition of area labor organizations will host a two-day conference at California State University, Sacramento Feb. 11 and 12.

The conference will focus on the new labor movement and its relationship to universities, and staff from the AFL-CIO Organizing Institute will present career opportunities with organized labor.

Specific topics will include the role of universities in a democratic society, the importance of universities to the economy, the features of the new labor movement, United Farm Worker campaigns, organizing on campus and the role of university employees and students in such efforts, and CFA efforts to build union alliances. There will also be skills workshops on one-on-one recruiting, campaign strategy and writing for the media, presented by the AFL-CIO Organizing Institute.

Confirmed speakers are Fernando Gapasin, UCLA professor of public policy and Chicano studies and a nationally known expert on union issues; Duane Campbell, CSUS professor of bilingual/multicultural education; and Jim Smith, CFA communications director.
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