Worker Consciousness Raising
May/June 2000

The Alachua County Labor Party has organized a Worker Consciousness-Raising series at the Civic Media Center, 1021 W. University Ave. It started May 8. Sessions are on Monday nights at 7 p.m. May 15, 22 and 29th.

All workers are welcome. If you work for a living, or study for a living, or used to work and are now unemployed or retired, you are a worker and are welcome.

Consciousness-raising is a way to analyze the common condition of a group of people, using our direct experiences as data. Participants will answer the following questions:

May 15: How much money do you make? How much money do you make for your employer? Where does your employer's money come from? Where does your employer's money go? Where does your money go?

May 22: Is your workplace a democracy?
How are the leaders selected?
Do you have free speech at work?
What happens when you disagree with policies and decisions at your job?
Can you redress grievances at work?
What happens when you raise a grievance?

May 29: What would you like to see changed at your job? Is there a union where you work? Are you a member? Why or why not? What makes you feel closer to your co-workers? What makes you feel apart or separated from your co-workers?

Additional questions may also be addressed: Have you tried to change things at your job? What happened? What makes you stay at your job? Have you thought about leaving? What stopped you?

$5 donation requested per session. A literature packet is available if you pay $10 or more (i.e. sign up for 2 sessions or more.) For more information, call Mark at 377-9935 or Jenny at 373-4841.

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