36th McBride Lecture: Today's Struggle for Racial and Economic Justice

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 6:00pm

Fred Redmond, "Today's Struggle for Racial and Economic Justice"

Eck Visitor Center Auditorium, University of Notre Dame
A public reception will immediately follow. This event is free and open to the public.

Fred Redmond has been the United Steelworkers (USW) International Vice President (Human Affairs) since 2006. He joined the USW when he went to work at Reynolds Metals Co. in McCook, IL, in 1973, and he worked his way up through the ranks of his local from shop steward to grievance committee member to local president. A leader in the wide labor movement as well, he holds leadership positions in the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, the AFL-CIO Executive Council, and Working America, and he is chairman of the board of directors of the A. Philip Randolph Institute. He is co-chair of the AFL-CIO's Labor Commission on Racial and Economic Justice, created in 2015 to "facilitate a broad conversation with local labor leaders around racial and economic disparities and institutional biases, and identifies ways to become more inclusive as the new entrants to the labor force diversify." His lecture will address that committee's conclusions, just published as the Racial and Economic Justice Report.

 

 

 

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