Local 716 Members, Let's Go To Summer School!!!

The Labor Summer Institute is a 2-day union summer school, put on by the Maine AFL-CIO and the Bureau of Labor Education, where union members get a chance to meet each other, discuss the big issues of the day, learn new skills, and build our power.

This year’s Summer Institute<http://act.aflcio.org/salsa/track.jsp?v=2&c=K1WTJk87c5XOyT%2Bg0fbiMI9tFghLIu2V> will include:

 *   A presentation & discussion with Jeff Faux<http://act.aflcio.org/salsa/track.jsp?v=2&c=1zw%2BV1P3joc4R%2B5clTsSs49tFghLIu2V> based on his brand new book “The New Servant Economy: Where America’s Elite is [http://act.aflcio.org/c/19/images/summinst2.jpg] Sending the Middle Class”   Jeff is the founder of the Economic Policy Institute and one of the nation’s leading economic thinkers and activists. More info: http://jefffaux.com/<http://act.aflcio.org/salsa/track.jsp?v=2&c=%2BzhXvG9%2B6rks59%2FjcvBtZI9tFghLIu2V> or http://prospect.org/article/who-will-save-middle-class<http://act.aflcio.org/salsa/track.jsp?v=2&c=PpcTEvWb7RMfogCFC4mCx3dE1Dxt15wW>
 *   A conversation with Congressman and union brother, Mike Michaud
 *   A presentation & discussion on the 25th Anniversary of the Jay Strike with Jay strike organizer, Peter Kellman. What were the lessons learned? What was the organizing that led up to and continued through the strike?
 *   Discussion & political action for the coming election season and our Labor 2012 program to elect pro-worker candidates
 *   Skill building workshops on how to get more volunteers and activism in your local union, using the media and lots more
 *    A great chance to meet union members from across the state…..and much, much more.

We really hope you will join us.  It is always a great event. Info to register is just below. Let us know if you plan to attend.

[http://act.aflcio.org/c/19/images/www.epi.org.jpg]<http://act.aflcio.org/salsa/track.jsp?v=2&c=da5D7EpWPXWNXVw5kH8OTY9tFghLIu2V>One other note: We are really excited that Jeff Faux is joining us. If you want to come just for his presentation & discussion, we’d love to have you. His talk will be held Wednesday August 8, 10:30am – noon in the D.P. Corbett Building at University of Maine, Orono.

You can register to attend by clicking here and filling out the online registration form: www.maineaflcio.org/summerinstitute<http://act.aflcio.org/salsa/track.jsp?v=2&c=itastfPwST0fogCFC4mCx3dE1Dxt15wW>