Notes from the four breakout groups on > refining LOC goals

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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

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> 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

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> 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)

>

> Long:

> Gen. Strike

> National Action

> Sotheby’s

> Newsletter / Comm Tool

> TWU

> Teachers

> Full funding Public Trans.

> Rank and File Participation

> Inter Union Solid.

> Taylor Law

> Solidarity w non-org sectors

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