In late March, Southern California OUR Walmart leaders Jovani Gomez and Martha Sellers presented a workshop on how OUR Walmart members are making change at their stores, winning national policy improvements at Walmart, and shifting the national conversation about inequality in America. They reflected on their own experiences and engaged with university-based labor educators on the role of students and faculty in the movement.
Attended by labor educators from around the world, the annual United Association for Labor Education (UALE) conference is an opportunity for educators at unions, worker centers, and colleges to share tools and strategies.
UALE includes university-based labor centers that provide training and other assistance to local unions. They also host annual women’s summer schools and a variety of programs open to UFCW members and staff. Visit http://uale.org/ for more information on UALE and to learn if there’s a UALE affiliated organization in your area.