After 9/11: American Workers and Labor Activism Discussion – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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After 9/11: American Workers and Labor Activism Discussion

The challenges working people and labor unions have encountered as a result of September 11, 2001, particularly in light of the economic recession and recent emphasis on the war on terrorism, are the topics of a discussion at the Colleges.

April 11, 2002 GENEVA, N.Y.—”After 9/11: American Workers and Labor Activism,” a discussion featuring Linda Donahue from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University and Jonathon Garlock from the Rochester Labor Council Education Committee, will be held from 7 until 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, in the Geneva Room on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus. The event is free and the public is invited.

The talk will address the challenges of working people and labor unions that have arisen as a result of September 11, 2001, particularly in light of the economic recession and recent emphasis on the war on terrorism.

Donahue is the director of labor and special programs at Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Rochester District. She teaches courses and training programs for union leaders and members, working women, and employee assistance professionals. Donahue is also an associate with the school's Institute on Alcohol-Related Workplace Studies. She is a member of the Rochester Labor Council's Education and Community Services Committees as well as the Employee Assistance Professionals Association.

Garlock is a retired professor from Monroe Community College. He is the chair of the Rochester Labor Council's Education Committee and is a member of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organization. A labor historian, he specializes on the 19th century organization The Knights of Labor. He gives talks in public schools about workers' rights and labor activism.

Donahue and Garlock are co-authors of The Rochester Labor History Map and Guide, a book that calls attention to locations pertinent to working class life and labor issues in Rochester, N.Y., including industry buildings and sites of important labor organization.

The discussion is sponsored by the political science department, the Africana studies program, the economics department, and Refuse and Resist!

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