In November, the Teamsters elected the O'Brien-Zuckerman reform slate. This is the first time a non-Hoffa slate will be at the top of the 1.4 million-member union since the 1990s.
NOTE: Please vote in the Vice Chair Special Election! If you're a member in good standing you should have received an email from OpaVote last Sunday with your ballot, candidate statements, and speeches/Q&A video linked. If you can’t find it, please email [email protected]. Voting closes at 11:59pm on Sunday, March 6!
Tonight at 7pm, Philly DSA joins a panel of rank-and-file Teamster activists to talk about the history of reformism in the union, the prospects for the OZ term, and about unions as a site of socialist struggle in the 21st century. We have an impressive lineup of guests including our very own Labor Branch member and Teamster, Keon L!
No reading is required ahead of this event, but here’s some context. Register at the event page to receive the Zoom link. We hope to see you there! ⭐
On the calendarUnless otherwise specified, all events are held via Zoom.
Green New Deal Commission Meeting, tonight at 6:30pmHear updates on our Green New Deal organizing, plan future work, and find ways to get involved!
Racial Justice Committee Open Meeting, March 5 at 12pmGet involved in our current campaigns (Ben Fletcher Commemoration and Defund the Police), help us formulate upcoming campaigns (Juntos Mutual Aid), and collectively discuss current events in and around our city.
Canvass for Paul Prescod, March 5 at noon, Wharton Square ParkCanvass for our endorsed candidate, Paul Prescod for State Senate in the 8th District!
Electoral Fundraiser, March 5 at 7pm, GojjoCome join us at Gojjo to help fundraise for our locally endorsed socialist candidates! 🍻
Political Education Events and Panels Subcommittee Meeting, March 6 at 6pmHelp organize events and panels that strive to educate on ideas and historical movements or moments from a socialist point of view.
Housing Committee Open Meeting, March 7 at 6:30pmJoin our monthly meeting and talk about the housing landscape in the city!
Member Engagement Committee Meeting, March 9 at 6pmHelp us plan our May Day fundraiser and develop our leadership training initiatives.
Weeknight Canvass for Paul Prescod with Delco DSA, March 9 at 6:30pmCanvass for our endorsed candidate, Paul Prescod for State Senate in the 8th District! We’ll meet at 1806 W Shunk St (19145).
View the full calendar.
Updates from the branches
BuxMont DSABuxMont New Member Meeting, March 8 at 7pmGet brought up to speed on the campaigns and projects of our BuxMont branch!Anti-Privatization Strategy Session, March 8 at 7pmStrategize how we can expand on the work we and our coalition of partners in Neighbors Oppose Privatization Efforts (NOPE) have been doing to stop Aqua PA.
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This week in unions
To get involved: If you’re interested in supporting workers who want to organize, organizing your workplace, supporting workers and unions taking collective action, or in building relationships with rank and file union members and leaders, email [email protected].
“The most important word in the language of the working class is "solidarity." - Harry Bridges, founder of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Communist Party member
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