Studen Labor Action Coalition
It's time to take our country back from the rich, the corporations,
and corrupt politicians by building a mass movement for progressive
social change. To succeed and be truly democratic, our movement
needs the active participation of the largest number of people
possible. The overwhelming majority of Americans are just regular
working people and the Labor Movement represents the single largest
organized block of working people in the country. Building Unions
and the Labor Movement is critical to building the power of the
People of color and women now make up a majority of American workers.
The Labor Movement needs to represent that diversity in both
membership, leadership and program. White supremacy and male
supremacy have divided working people for too long. We must fight
against racism and sexism in all its forms in our Unions and other
organizations, in our workplaces and on campus. Uniting the working
majority and creating real change is only possible if these social
ills are eradicated.
Around the world, working people face the same enemy -- global
corporate domination which puts profits before people and is causing
worldwide environmental devastation. American workers have a common
interest with workers worldwide in beating back the corporate attack.
Here in the US, the 'belly of the beast', we have the unique
opportunity to not only support workers fighting for change in their
own countries but also struggle against our nation's actions that
hurt worker's interests abroad. Working people make up the global
majority and united have the power to wrest control of the planet
back before the evil, greedy ones completely destroy it.
In recent years, parts of the Labor Movement have experienced a
revival. Unions are once again reaching out to unorganized workers
and getting more involved in battles for social justice. Students
can play a significant role in helping to rebuild a fighting Labor
Movement. The Student Labor Action Coalition (SLAC) is a coalition
of students, workers, and labor activists dedicated to:
- Educating students and the community about Unions and worker's
struggles for social justice.
- Organizing students to engage in labor solidarity activities
locally and worldwide.
- Building active coalition work with Unions and other community activists.
- Training students to be activists and organizers in the labor movement.
- Actively supporting the struggle for social justice for all.
SLAC meets weekly to discuss these kinds of issues, develop
strategies and organize events. All meetings are open to everyone
interested in learning more and getting involved. No previous
experience or knowledge is required. SLAC is a completely volunteer
run organization with no dues or other membership requirements.
If you support social and economic justice on campus and in the
community, consider joining SLAC. This year, we will be involved in
a variety of activities and campaigns so there are plenty of ways to
help out. You can learn new skills, meet a wide range of
interesting, like-minded folks, and make a real difference in
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Student Labor Action Coalition, Madison, WI