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On April 23, 2009, a panel discussion titled Left Behind: The Working Class In The Crisis was held at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The panelists were Abraham Mwaura of United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America, who has worked as an organizer at the Republic Windows and Doors Factory; Aaron Hughes, representative at the International Labor Conference, Arbil, Iraq, and member of Iraq Veterans Against the War; James Thindwa, Executive Director of Chicago Jobs with Justice; and Chuck Hendricks, an organizer for the labor union UNITE HERE. The following transcript represents only a portion of a more extensive and wide-ranging discussion.

The Platypus Affiliated Society presents, a moderated panel discussion and audience Q&A addressing issues of global capital, trade unions, workers rights, international solidarity, and immigration, in light of recent economic and political change.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

280 S. Columbus Drive (main auditorium)

Speakers include:

Abraham Mwaura, United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America, organizer at the Republic Windows & Doors Factory.

Chuck Hendricks, Unite Here organizer

Aaron Hughes, representative at the International Labor Conference Erbil Iraq, and member of Iraq Veterans Against the War

James Thindwa, executive director of Chicago Jobs with Justice


Forum: Left Behind: The Working Class In The Crisis (Audio)
Transcript of the forum is available here.

Left Behind: the working class in the crisis