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Public sector power: Building rank & file organization under Mayor Eric Adams

A Tempest (NYC) public event on union struggles in the City’s public sector.

Mayor Eric Adams administration—following a tradition of neoliberal governance going back to the ‘70s—is spearheading two major assaults on the living standards of city workers and retirees: A scheme to privatize healthcare for retirees, and ongoing contract fights involving virtually all the city’s public-sector unions. Successfully fighting back will mean rebuilding a strong militant minority of rank-and-file union activists: one capable of leading large numbers of coworkers in direct action against the city, and one that can relate to the city’s broader working class. To help figure out how we get there, Tempest is hosting a discussion between leading rank-and-file activists from DC37, the UFT, NYSNA, and the cross-union retiree organizing committee.

When: Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. EST

LGBT Center, 208 West 13th Street, New York, New York 10011


Robert Cuffy, DC 37 Progressives
Bobby Greenberg, Retiree-Advocate UFT
Sean Petty, NYSNA Bargaining Team Member
Olivia Swisher, Movement of Rank and File Educators UFT

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