Just a correction: our group (listed as group 4) actually had a box with our five goals. What you listed was our entire discussion. Our five, if memory serves, were: the Nov. 17th action, Sotheby’s, TWU, the teachers and school aides’ struggles and one more, which I forget.
> As promised, here are the notes from the four breakout groups on
> refining LOC goals and beginning to systematize, strategize and
> coordinate on outreach, particularly to rank and file members of our
> unions. Thanks.
> Group 1: Top Five
> 1. Doing what unions can’t (legally) or are willing to do to
> strengthen existing labor / workplace struggles in and outside unions
> 2. LOC as a two-way vehicle between OWS and Labor movement 3.
> Radicalize tactics within existing labor struggles ex. PEP occupation
> 4. Strategically decide on actions, campaigns, struggles all of LOC
> should get behind – thinking more about what we can win, ex. Police
> brutality and occupy movement, contract campaigns, Woodlawn Cemetery
> workers 5. Outreach to rank and file through OWS workplace meetings,
> inviting presentations into LOC meetings, ex. Domestic Workers
> Group 2: Top Five
> 1. Bring OWS meetings into union halls 2. Weekly focus for group – How
> do we focus all of LOC around struggles, actions, etc.
> 3. Work as a goal – how do we activate all of LOC around workplace
> struggles 4. Radicalize Labor movement, LOC as a catalyst for more
> militant strategy 5. Strategic about workplace struggles that will
> rebuild labor movement and left – what can we win????
> 6. Bring LOC –> OWS, individual struggle –> broader struggle 7.
> Tactics of OWS –> Labor Movement (“Occupy Verizon”, “Occupy Postal”)
> 8. Emphasis on Working Class and Rank and File –> Don’t want to be
> dependent on leaderships 9. National Day of Actions
> Group 3:
> 1. Millionaires’ tax / fair taxation
> 2. Doing what unions can’t do legally in support of labor struggles 3.
> Supporting existing struggles (Sotheby’s, Woodlawn, School Aides) 4.
> Get resources from unions to OWS 5. Two-way communication between
> Labor and OWS
> Group 4:
> Short and Medium:
> Labor Education
> Actionable, solid campaigns
> Millionaires’ tax
> Basic Education re: labor
> November 17 Day of action and Occupy Oakland Support Struggles
> (campaigns): TWU, Sotheby’s Teach ins (how to organize)
> Gen. Strike
> National Action
> Newsletter / Comm Tool
> Full funding Public Trans.
> Rank and File Participation
> Inter Union Solid.
> Taylor Law
> Solidarity w non-org sectors