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Join Naomi Klein, Jane McAlevey, and Stacy Davis-Gates at the HELU Winter Summit


Dear fellow FSU members,

Following up last week's Point, we are writing to invite you to an exciting event happening next week, the Winter Summit of Higher Ed Labor United (HELU)!  HELU is a new national coalition endorsed by 114 local campus unions and organizations, including our own FSU and MTA!   

The summit is now less than a week away!  (Feb 23-27, 2-7pm EST), and HELU organizers have lined up a FANTASTIC set of plenary speakers.  Including:  

*well-known author and activist Naomi Klein (!!)

*Stacy Davis-Gates (lead organizing in the Chicago Teachers Union)

*Jane McAlevey (esteemed organizer and author of No Shortcuts)

*Sara Nelson (of the highly effective Association of Flight Attendants-CWA)  & 

Erika Smiley (Executive Director of Jobs with Justice)!!  

The panels, breakout sessions, and open discussion are sure to be productive as well! (FSU members will be on one panel reflecting on our recent collective bargaining experiences, on 2/24 from 2-3:30). 

The goal of the HELU summit is to develop a coordinated plan of campus-based labor strategy and united legislative action for the future of higher education in the US.  We hope you and other higher ed workers you know can attend and participate!

Register (for free!) attend, and spread the word! 

We think the Summit looks really amazing.  Thanks to FSU members Joe Ramsey and Linda Liu for their work on this and bringing it to our attention.



For information on the FSU, links to our contract and bargaining updates, and a calendar of events, see the FSU webpage