Teaching for change: popular education and the labor movement

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UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education, 2002 - Business & Economics - 263 pages
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Teaching for Change: Popular Education and the Labor Movement is the first book to capture the stories and experiences of popular educators in the U.S. labor movement. From the Highlander Center in Tennessee to the Justice for Janitors campaign in Los Angeles, from the National Labor College in Maryland to the Avondale Shipyard workers of Louisiana, popular education has played a critical role in organizing workers, developing new leaders, and strengthening labor and community alliances. While drawing from the rich history of popular educators nationally and internationally, popular educators today are forging a new path based on the changing needs and conditions of workers and unions.Featuring essays by: Susan J. Schurman, George Meany Center-The National Labor College; Elaine Bernard, Harvard Trade Union Program; Jose La Luz, AFSCME; Susan Williams, Highlander Center; Susan Washington, AFL-CIO; John Hurst, UC Berkeley; Barb Thomas and D?Arcy Martin, Canadian popular educators.

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Linda Delp is a project director with the UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education, a doctoral candidate in the School of Public Health, and a member of the University Professional Technical Employees (UPTE)/CWA. Her previous jobs include project director with the UCLA Labor Occupational Safety and Health Program and SEIU western region health and safety director. She has developed worker health and safety popular education programs with union members, maquiladora workers, and high school students. Her current research focuses on the use of popular education in worker health and safety, homecare worker organizing campaigns, and the effectiveness of the NAFTA labor side agreement. She has been a board member of the Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras and is a cofounder of the Southern California Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (COSH).

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