The Future of Labor: Young Activists from Arizona Head to AFL-CIO Next Up Young Worker Summit

Workers, Students focus on movement building, organizing, social media and leadership development Follow along at www.aflcio.org/nextup or on Twitter: #NextUp11
 
Sept. 29, 2011 - PRLog -- [PHOENIX, AZ] – Joe Seeyle, along with other Arizona students and young workers will join together with activists in Minneapolis from September 29 to October 2 for the second national Next Up Young Workers Summit hosted by the AFL-CIO.

The summit is part of the AFL-CIO’s efforts, led by Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler, to reach out to working people under the age of 35. The summit will include diverse voices from inside and outside the labor movement including AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and actors Lucas Neff from Fox’s “Raising Hope” and RJ Mitte from “Breaking Bad”. The summit will focus on the current economic crisis and pathways to building a just economy as well as the ongoing attacks on workers’ rights from state legislatures.

Seeyle believes that young workers are key to building an economy that works for everyone.

“Arizona’s jobs crisis and continuing unemployment is devastating our communities. I’m looking forward to interacting with other young activists and exchanging ideas on how we can stop the attacks on workers and get our economy back on track,” Seeyle said.

This year’s summit also incorporates some new elements including an “un-conference” where participants can suggest and lead workshops. Attendees will also mobilize through a community service project, as well as take to the streets in downtown Minneapolis to bring attention to the crisis of jobless youth and amplify the America Wants to Work campaign.

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The Arizona AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Congress of Industrial Organizations) is the voice of Arizona’s labor movement. We are a voluntary federation of labor unions in the State of Arizona, representing affiliates with over 185,000 members.
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