Going on Offense: Strategies to Fight Privatization and Expand the Public Sector

10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturday

Capitol A

Katherine Isaac, American Postal Workers Union
Cassie Watters, United Campus Workers-CWA 3865
Jane Carter, American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees
Faye Lawson, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689
Tami Schultz, United Campus Workers-CWA 3865

The public sector continues to be under attack from many directions – privatizing public services, starving public institutions of resources and increasing corporatization. This panel will examine innovative fights to take back the public sector. Case studies will include the Campaign for Postal Banking, the Tennessee Is Not For Sale campaign, transit organizing in the Washington, D.C., metro area, and local taxpayer accountability laws.