Peace & Freedom Party’s co-sponsored Suds, Snacks & Socialism monthly forum series at the Starry Plough Pub in Berkeley (3101 Shattuck Avenue; click here for map) on Saturday, September 9. All are welcome to discuss the topic Labor on the Move: Prospects and Challenges.
(Please note that for technical reasons this edition of the forum will *not* be available via live stream.)
Following the Covid disruptions, we are seeing a new militancy among U.S. workers, with an uptick of labor organizing and activity that has not been seen in decades. President Biden was able to stop railway workers from striking last December. Now union members are choosing more progressive leadership.
Join our panelists to discuss how workers can assert themselves independently and throw off the stranglehold by the Democratic Party:
- Luna Osleger – United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) member, academic researcher at UC Santa Cruz and the shop steward at her workplace;
- Yajaira Cuapio – United Educators of San Francisco (UESF) organizer for the bargaining team in their contract fight, and a social worker at SFUSD for nine years;
- Ramon Patrick Blanco – Teamsters Local #70 member, a decades-long member of Teamsters for a Democratic Union, and, though no longer a UPS worker, played a major role in preparations for the UPS strike.
Serving as moderator is Marsha Feinland of PFP.
The program will start promptly at 2:30pm PT and is expected to wrap up by 4:30pm. To join the forum, click here or write
Please support the Starry Plough by ordering food and/or drinks. Please try to arrive early to place your order so that you do not miss any of the presentations. An open discussion will follow the presentations. We will be accepting donations which will be divided among the sponsoring organizations.
This forum is co-sponsored by the Oakland Greens, the Alameda County Peace & Freedom Party and Bay Area System Change Not Climate Change. The forum is part of our ongoing Socialist Forum Series on the first Saturday of every month. Our purpose is informed political discussion, and the views expressed are those of the speakers only, not official positions of the Peace & Freedom Party or our fellow co-sponsors.