WATCH ‘YOUNG WORKERS SUMMIT’ LIVE JUNE 11
Several “under-35” members of IBEW Local 1245 will be among those attending the first-ever national AFL-CIO Young Workers Summit when it kicks off June 11 in Washington, D.C.
At “Next Up,” young unionists will meet with AFL-CIO leaders to share their ideas, skills and concerns about young people’s role in the union movement and especially their vision of the movement’s future.
Attending from IBEW Local 1245 will be Mike Patterson, Turlock Irrigation District; Ryan Morris, NV Energy; Sarah Stevenson, NV Energy; Aaron Baker, Turlock Irrigation District; Lorenso Arciniega, Pacific Gas & Electric; Lloyd Cargo, Pacific Gas & Electric; Jennifer Gray, Pacific Gas & Electric; Gracie Nunez, Pacific Gas & Electric; Sean Corbin, Outside Line Construction; and Local 1245 Business Rep. Elizabeth McInnis.
Hundreds of young union activists and allies will take part in forums, panel discussions and breakout sessions about organizing, political and community activism and communications, and mapping out a blueprint for the union movement’s future.
The AFL-CIO will live webcast and tweet many of the key discussions, forums and speakers, including an opportunity for anyone to join the discussion using a live interactive tool during the Friday morning opening sessions, where young workers will engage in a question and answer with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler. The webcast and the interactive discussion are at:www.aflcio.org/aboutus/youthsummit/webcast.cfm.
While much of the summit will center on the hard work of engaging in building our movement, there will be plenty of laughs, with Lee Camp, a contributor to The Onion who describes himself as “Satarista,” and comedian Jeremy Redleaf, a member of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA). Several members of the NFL Players Association are also on the schedule.