John Schmidt

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John Shmidt


Community Organizing and Family Issues is a Chicago based non-profit. COFI Sponsoring Committee -1994-95 members included Pastor Alvin Bergh, Lina Cramer, Barbara Engel, Jacky Grimshaw, Anne Hallett, Judy Hertz, Maria Mangual, Della Mitchell, Barack Obama, Elce Redmond, Amanda Rivera, Mary Scott-Boria, John Schmidt, Coretta McFerron, Kaye Wilson, Ellen Schumer, Founding Director and President, Nancy Aardema, Founding Vice-President, Sandra O’Donnell, Founding Vice-President[1].

How Class Works

At the How Class Works - 2002 Conference, panels included; 4.1 Organizing the U.S. Working Class in the Global Setting

“ Service Labor and Globalization Theory: Visibility Problems”

“ Organizing Immigrant Workers in New York City”

  • Jeffrey Keefe, Rutgers University – Labor Studies and Employment Relations

“ A Shift in Power Tactics from Strike to Political Pressure: The Case of CWA”

“Community Labor Alliances: A New Paradigm for Organizing – The Campaign to Organize Greengrocery Workers in New York City”

  • John Schmidt, Chair, Stony Brook (West) chapter chair, United University Professions (Local 2190 AFT – NYSUT, AFL-CIO)[2]