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Strike back! Labor strategy in the pandemic

An announcement for a Tempest Collective hosted event, January 30, focused on labor strategy in the pandemic.

Over the last several months, workers have been locked out at Chicago Public Schools, struck at Kellogg’s and Kroger’s, organized at Starbucks, and resigned low paying jobs at record numbers. Join us for a discussion of the patterns and results of struggle and socialist labor strategy amidst an ongoing global slump and unending pandemic.


Joe Burns is a veteran union negotiator and labor lawyer. He is currently the Director of Collective Bargaining for the Association of Flight Attendants, CWA. He is the author of Class Struggle Unionism, Strike Back: Rediscovering Militant Tactics to Fight the Attacks on Public Employee Unions and Reviving the Strike: How Working People Can Regain Power and Transform America.

Elizabeth Lalasz is a steward in Chicago with National Nurses United, serves on the steering committee of the Chicago DSA Labor Branch, and is a member of the Tempest Collective.

Kim Moody is a founder of Labor Notes in the US and the author of several books on labor and politics, including On New Terrain: How Capital is Reshaping the Battleground of Class War. He is currently a Visiting Scholar at the University of Westminster in London, and a member of the University and College Union and the National Union of Journalists.

Kirstin Roberts is a member of the Chicago Teachers Union, a preschool teacher at Brentano Elementary, and a member of Chicago DSA.

The event will be broadcast live on our Facebook page and posted to our YouTube channel shortly after.

The upcoming event is on January 30 at 2 pm EST. You can now register to be part of our Zoom audience and take part in a discussion after the event.

Featured Image Credit: Photo by Mat McDermott Image modified by Tempest.

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