“Organizing for Ethical Behavior”

The recent surge by the #MeToo movement focuses on abuse in the workplace and on a power structure that allows unethical behavior to go both unpunished and even unchallenged.

For many centuries, workers have organized unions to protect themselves, providing a collective response to injustices that appear individual. This presentation will describe these efforts and the importance of unionism for enforcing ethical relationships in the workplace and for spreading the same values into the community.

Bill Barry is the retired Director of Labor Studies at The Community College of Baltimore County-Dundalk, and the author of a books including “The 1877 Railroad Strike in Baltimore”, “Closing Up the Open Shop: A Guide to Internal Organizing”, and the forthcoming “Don’t Trump on Us; Making Our Unions Great Again”.

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