Director of the Labor Center here at UMass, Cedric de Leon will talk about his recent book, Crisis!: When Political Parties Lose the Consent to Rule. De Leon got his start in the labor movement as a researcher for the Connecticut School Bus Drivers Alliance Local 76 SEIU in 1994. From 1995 to 1996 he worked on the Chateau Ste. Michelle, Bruce Church, & strawberry campaigns for the United Farm Workers in Connecticut, & Salinas & Watsonville, California. He then became an organizer for District 1199 SEIU in Providence. After a brief hiatus in England, Cedric returned to the labor movement as a rank-&-file member of Local 3550 American Federation of Teachers at the University of Michigan. He was local union president from 2000 to 2002 &, after finishing his dissertation, became lead organizer for the University of Michigan lecturers’ union, AFT Local 6244.
Crisis!: When Political Parties Lose the Consent to Rule (Book Talk)
November 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Date: November 18, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category: Amherst Books Events
Organizer Name: Amherst Books