Part of the How Class Works 2010 Conference
Economic Crisis, Political Paralysis: What’s the Working Class to Do?
Larry Cohen is president of the Communications Workers of America (CWA). In his first term, he has put in place sweeping reforms and improvements and has transformed the budgeting system of the union, giving districts and sectors greater flexibility while establishing clear accountability.
Cohen is recognized as one of the most visionary and effective leaders in the labor movement. He has built a highly respected and successful organizing program within CWA and has developed new strategies to help workers gain union representation in a broad range of sectors, including high-tech, public employment, customer service, and more.
Cohen is the labor movement’s leading proponent of building workplace democracy and restoring bargaining rights to rebuild the country’s middle class. On the international scene, Cohen has worked to strengthen the effectiveness and solidarity of the international labor movement. He has expanded alliances with CWA’s counterpart unions in Latin America, Europe, and Asia.
This lecture, co-sponsored by the Center for Study of Working Class Life, will be held on Thursday, June 3, at 7:30 pm in the Student Activities Center, Ballroom B.