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Tony Flora


Tony Flora is a South Bend Indiana labor leader.

Northern Indiana DSA members

Northern Indiana Democratic Socialists of America July 25, 2018:

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Lee Gloster, Sarah Lorene Knowlton, Oliver James Davis, Jr., Tony Flora right.

South Bend Labor

Joe Taylor III July 27, 2018:

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With Marc Snyder, Cindy Eastman Kilgore, Joseph Carbone, Mel Hall, Bobby Kruszynski, Diana Hess, Tony Flora, Pete Buttigieg, Joe Canarecci, Sharon McBride, Oliver James Davis, Jr., Jeffrey Roberts.

Donnelly connection

Diana Hess July 2, 2017:

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Never know who you may run into at Martin's on Sunday afternoon. — with Archive: Senator Joe Donnelly, Oliver James Davis, Jr. and Tony Flora in South Bend, Indiana.

Bernie supporters

Kim Saylor July 28, 2016 near Plymouth Meeting, PA:

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With Dustin T. White, Geof Benson, Sanam El-Quesny, Christina Persson, Regina Williams-Preston, Katharine Hadow, Elizabeth Merrill Hyde, Tony Flora, Susie Talevski, Greg Phillips, Anand Balar, Patrick Wagner, Krishna Pathak, Zach Adamson, Meli Barber, Jeanne Smith, Carli Stevenson and Sarah Lorene Knowlton.

Mary Porter May 18, 2016 near South Bend, IN:

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The official photo with Bernie has arrived!  :) — with Martha Munsell Balkin, Justice Jason Edgell, Carl Rust, Michael Beasley and Tony Flora.

Labor for Our Revolution leaders

Labor for Our Revolution April 6;

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More than 50 union leaders participated in the Labor for Our Revolution national meeting in Chicago. — with Clem Balanoff, Gene Bruskin, Matthew Graham, David W. Campbell, David Duhalde, Peter Hart, Tony Flora, Brenda Bosworth Rodrigues, Carey Dall, Penelope Jennewein, Joe Lawrence, Gene Elk, Dana Simon, Mark Dudzic, Kenneth Zinn, Zachary Pattin, Mike Parker, Kyle Machado, Peter Knowlton, Donna DeWitt, Brian Skiffington, Peter Olney, Jared Hicks, Marcelle Grair, Steve Early, Al Cholger and Erin McKee.

SJVP-JwJ Workers Rights Board

SJVP - Jobs with Justice June 30, 2015:

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Joe Carbone executive director of the St Joseph Valley Project Jobs with Justice opens the Strategic Planning Meeting to members of the SJVP-JwJ Workers Rights Board and Steering Committee. — with Lee Gloster, Tony Flora, Sam Centellas, Paul Mishler, Stan Miles, Jeremy Bernstein, Joseph Carbone and Joe Nguyen.

Plus Gregor Coso, Gerrie Casey, Theresa Yoon-Haring.

Supporting Honeywell strike

“The workers didn’t crawl back to work, they walked back to work.” This is how Lee Gloster, a Teamster and longtime South Bend labor activist, summed up the outcome of the 10-month lockout that Honeywell International inflicted on UAW members of Local 9 (South Bend, IN) and Local 1508 (Green Island, NY).

The compromise settlement came after months of reduced output, and just 11 days after 150+ Local #9 members and supporters joined in a spirited “Return to Our Roots” solidarity rally held February 11, 2017. UAW Local 5, the other South Bend UAW local (representing Humvee and Mercedes assemblers and, formerly, Studebaker workers), hosted the rally. Organizers, including the UAW #9 officers, chose that date to coincide with the UAW’s 80th anniversary of the Flint, Michigan Sit-down Strike.

In 1937, the militant autoworkers forced GM to recognize their union. At the rally’s conclusion, locked-out workers and supporters drove to the gates at Honeywell to form a mass picket. They boisterously disrupted a line of vans attempting to transport replacement workers out of the plant to their motel rooms (paid for by Honeywell). Picketers chanted, “to hell with Honeywell!” and “one day longer, one day stronger!”

Four staff members representing South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg supported the mass picket (Buttigieg was in Washington DC).

City Councilwoman Regina Williams-Preston, North Central Indiana AFL-CIO President Tony Flora, and Mayor Buttigieg representative Cherri Peate were at the picket line. [1]

Defending DACA

FIVE MYTHS ABOUT IMMIGRATION AND WHY WE NEED DEFERRED ACTION FOR THE PARENTS OF AMERICANS (DAPA)

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Preview of the acclaimed film, The Hand that Feeds

Panel discussion featuring

Question and answer period moderated by

WHEN: Thursday, April 30, 2015 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: St. Joseph County Public Library Humphreys Room 304 South Main Street, South Bend

References

  1. http://ouleft.org/wp-content/uploads/D-I-2017-full1.pdf Dialogue and Initiative, 2017 edition]