Labor Café | Teachers' Strikes, Racial Justice, and the Common Good

Friday, February 28, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Labor Curious? Visit the Labor Café, where ND talks work!

The Labor Café convenes the Notre Dame community for coffee and casual conversation on contemporary questions about work, workers, and workplaces. What rights and protections should those who work for others have? What's the proper role for government in the economy? How should we address enduring problems of inequality, poverty, and lack of opportunity? And what does Catholic Social Teaching have to say about these labor questions? 

Topic: Teachers' Strikes, Racial Justice, and the Common Good

Facilitator: Ms. Judy Benchaar, Higgins Labor Program assistant

Resources to get the conversation started: 

Samantha Winslow, "Teacher Strikes Boost Fight for Racial Justice in Schools,Labor Notes, Feb. 4, 2020
Marnie Brady, "Workers and Renters of the World, Unite!," Jacobin, Sep. 14, 2019
Rebecca Burns, "Chicago Teachers Didn’t Win Everything, But They’ve Transformed the City—And the Labor Movement," In These Times, Nov. 1, 2019
Chris Braunlich, "Collective Bargaining in Schools: a Prescription for Problems," Bacon's Rebellion, Feb. 19, 2020

Participants choose the concrete topics, all people are welcome, and all opinions are entertained. For the spring 2020 semester, we meet on the final Friday of the month from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Geddes Hall: Jan. 31; Feb 28; Mar 27; Apr 24.

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