Category Archives: Labor Unions

Invitation to Presentation on “Union Victory Effort at Pomona College” with Christian Torres and Paul Watersmith this Wednesday at 3 PM

Christian Torres (who led the union drive at Pomona College and was one of the workers fired) and Paul Watersmith (who is now a union organizer but was with the Worker Support Committee when the Pomona union effort developed) will speak in my Rural and Urban Social Movements class this Wednesday at 3 pm.  They will speak to the story of the alliances that developed in the course of the unionization drive at Pomona College, the efforts used by the administration to destroy the union movement (including checking the papers of everyone at the college and the ultimate firing of 17 of the workers), and the resilience of the workers (with the support of students, the UNITE-HERE , and community coalitions) in continuing to protest and organize to eventually win the victory of the union.  After the presentation, a group of students will show some of the videos related to this effort including:  “Pomona Workers Speak” and Pomona Workers for Justice: Dining Hall in the Streets on Cesar Chavez Day.”  Attached is an article written by  by Victor Silverman.  This is the zoom link to connect to for the presentations:
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Jose Zapata Calderon
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