EARNCon Plenary: In Pursuit of Racial and Economic Justice: The Complex History of Race and Unions
September 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
- Valerie Wilson (Moderator), Economic Policy Institute
- Tarn Goelling, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
- William Jones, University of Minnesota
- Tanya Wallace-Gobern, National Black Worker Center
The plenary will educate conference attendees about the history of Black, Latinx and AAPI workers’ involvement in labor unions and labor organizing and the important role labor unions can play in proactively advancing racial and gender equity in the labor market. The panel will also address constructive ways for the labor movement to reconcile those goals with its own complex history of racism and sexism.