Thursday, October 20, 2011, 7:00pm
Class Warfare in Philadelphia – Part 4 – Unions and the Public Sector
1199C Training & Upgrading Fund Auditorium, 100 S. Broad Street, 10th floor
7:00pm: The David Harvey animated lecture
7:15: Panel Discussion with:
Thomas Paine Cronin, Jim Moran, Frances Ryan & Ron Whitehorne
Jim Moran was director of the Philaposh for 30 years. Philadelphia Area Project on Occupational Safety and Health mission is “the prevention of injury, disease and death on the job through information, education, technical assistance and political action,” and is the only organization that makes worker safety and health the top priority. Thomas Paine Cronin spent 35 years as organizer, local president, president of AFSCME District Council 47, and member of the board of the Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia AFL-CIO. In 2007 he became director of the Comey Institute of Industrial Relations at Saint Jos’s University until it’s closing last year. Frances Ryan is the author of AFSCME’s Philadelphia Story and taught labor history at the Comey Institute of Industrial Relations. Ron Whitehorne has been a political activist in Philadelphia for four and a half decades with roots in the civil rights, anti-war and labor movements. Becoming a teacher in the 1980s, he was a long time building rep, helped forge a partnership with parents, school staff and the community to build a new Julia de Burgos school, and co-chaired the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers Community Outreach Committee.