Resolutions

Proposal 1 – Organizing Project Proposal

  • Creation of a labor rising for education coordinating committee
  1. Fight for our program for public education for free tuition and against privatization, common CORE and including the repeal of the charter school act of 1992 – in our local and national education unions (nea, aft, uaw, seiu etc.)
  2. Reform our unions to make them independent… (SEE DOC COPY AND PASTE)

Proposal 2 – Action Proposal

  • Call for an education strike action on May 1st
  1. We call for a California education strike of students, teachers, and education workers on May 1st, in solidarity with immigrant communities under attack by the Trump administration and to demand free and fully funded public education for all.  We want money for jobs and public education and an end to ongoing attacks on unions and public workers
  2. SEIU, USWW, and ILWU local 10 will be taking labor action.  Furthermore, the San Francisco and Alameda labor councils have also call for action on may 1st.  We encourage all education unions to go on strike and mobilize their members to join the labor action and march with the labor rising contingents at the Oakland and SF may day demonstrations.
  3. We invite all students, teachers, education workers and parents to join the rally and marches organized by the coalitions Oakland sin fronteras in Oakland and a day without an immigrant in SF as well as any other actions organized in the spirit of may day.
  4. We invite all students, teachers, education workers and community members to join the Oakland sin fronteras art making party on April 26th from 5-7:30pm at Fruitvale Plaza (international Blvd, between 35th and Fruitvale ave, Oakland) and our own labor rising art making party on April 30th at (ronan’s place) to prepare our signs, banners and flyers for the may 1st demonstration
  5. We call for a California education strike of students, teachers, and education workers on May 1st, in solidarity with immigrant communities under attack by the Trump administration and to demand free and fully funded public education for all.  We want money for jobs and public education and an end to ongoing attacks on unions and public workers
  6. SEIU, USWW, and ILWU local 10 will be taking labor action.  Furthermore, the San Francisco and Alameda labor councils have also call for action on may 1st.  We encourage all education unions to go on strike and mobilize their members to join the labor action and march with the labor rising contingents at the Oakland and SF may day demonstrations.
  7. We invite all students, teachers, education workers and parents to join the rally and marches organized by the coalitions oakland sin fronteras in Oakland and a day without an immigrant in SF as well as any other actions organized in the spirit of may day.
  8. We invite all students, teachers, education workers and community members to join the Oakland sin fronteras art making party on April 26th from 5-7:30pm at Fruitvale Plaza (international Blvd, between 35th and Fruitvale ave, Oakland) and our own labor rising art making party on April 30th at (ronan’s place) to prepare our signs, banners and flyers for the may 1st demonstration

Proposal 3 – Endorsement

  • Resolution of support for a public school teacher targeted because of her advocacy for her students and her union activity (see notes for more info)
  • Whereas, Sarah Chambers, a middle school special education teacher at the Chicago public schools (CPS), was suspended on Thursday, April 6, 2017, and her being removed from her school pending an investigations.  She is a leader in Chicago education justice movement and is currently co-chair of the special education task force.   Sarah is an executive board member of the Chicago Teacher’s Union (CTU).  She has been a leader in the organized effort against CPS’s drastic cuts to special education funding and services.  She also sponsors her school’s Gay Straight Alliance. Her removal is a clear act of retaliation by the CPS administration for her fierce advocacy of her students and her history of union activity.
  • Whereas, Sarah has already received support from community and worker organizations internally. A petition supporting her has already received over 3,000 signatures which states:
  • “Public schools are underfunded and under attack. Teachers and staff are fighting to provide quality education to their students. Sarah Chambers, a distinguished award winning teacher from Saucedo Academy, is one of the leaders in this fight. She has been especially vocal in advocating for special education students and LGBTQ students. Now CPS has accused her of encouraging students to opt out of the PARCC Test, an accusation that Sarah denies. CPS has suspended her and is moving to fire her for her courageous advocacy on behalf of her students. Stand up, be counted and say ‘NO’ to this injustice.”
  • Therefore, be it resolved, The Public Education Conference organized by Labor Rising on April 15, 2017 at the University of California, Berkeley resolves to support and publicize Sarah’s defense, including encouraging our membership organizations to sign the petition and make similar resolutions as well as posting factual information about her defense case to our websites and social media.

Proposal 4 – Resolution – SEE EMAIL

Proposal 5 – Endorsement

  • To support the general student/faculty clerical workers strike at the University of Puerto Rico against the U.S. imposed management control board.
  • To the U.S. corporate establishment to stop the oppression at the P.R. people and to cancel the fiscal debt imposed by the U.S. government.
  • This is a resolution for support for the Puerto Rican workers, students and clerical workers on strike.  Should be approved at this conference.
  • The Puerto Rican people are colonial subjects of the U.S. empire and are fighting against privatization and colonialism.  As act of international solidarity workers, students, and intellectuals should support their struggles.  U.S. workers in the “belly of the beast” should lead the way in giving support.

Proposal 6 – Organizing Project Proposal

  • Dues $: given that many ‘closed shops’ required union dues may soon not be required; let’s plan an alternate another use of dues type payments, perhaps to a ‘radical legal’ fund for example.

Proposal 7 – Organizing Project Proposal/Event Proposal

  • Organize a meeting of education workers.  Education workers and educators developing a teaching about coal curricula.
  • Where: TBD, Oakland or East bay
  • When: Summer 2017, specific date TBA
    • Coal exports and Phil Tagami’s lawsuit against Oakland advising…affect teachers/education workers.
      • Negative health impacts
      • Could result in severe budget shortfalls negatively affecting education institutions
      • Global warming affects us all
    • Some education workers unions, including some present time, have already endorsed the campaign
    • The dilemma, Phil Tagami champions himself as a friend of the people including schools and school children, but his proposing coal export project and his lawsuit contradict that image.

Proposal 8 – Organizing Project Proposal

  • Proposal that people help to form a fight back committee to defend teachers in the bay area and state-wide against unjust firings and repression at the hands of local schools principals and school districts
  • After this conference, those who sign the petition we are circulating will come together to form a committee.
  • Because the conference’s aims and purposes are aligned to my proposal and actions desired.

Proposal 9 – Endorsement Proposal

  • 2018 ballot initiative to repeal the charter school act of 1992 please endorse
  • November 2018
  • Because charter schools are abusing the public money with no oversight and defunding real public schools.  This is to save public education  ‘Good charters will be folded back into the public school system – bringing 3 billion back to our schools.

Proposal 10 – committee (see attached) – Organizing Project

  • To organize student strikes and mass community pickets in 2018 for free EDU focused on social justice.  2018 is the 50th anniversary of the 1968 third world liberation front strike at sf state university the longest student strike in the US.

Proposal 11 – Organizing project/Endorsement

  • Anakbayan USA take back our education campaign
  • 3 demands (redirect military funding, free education, ethnic studies)
  • Build campaign locally, state level, nationally
  • Political education
  • International solidarity
    • Ongoing East Bay and SF bay area region, build statewide and nationally
      • Similar goals/visions aligned with existing work/campaigns/build strong mass movement

Campaign’s Demands:

  • Redirect funds for military spending and foreign military aid towards education and social services.
  • Stop the privatization of public education. Make public education free, accessible, and unconditional for all and cancel all student debt.
  • Implement pro-people, culturally relevant curriculum and ethnic studies.
  • Protect undocumented students and the undocumented community.
  • Unseat Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education.

Proposal 12 – Event Proposal

  • May 1st rally on campus (+ march around campus) centering UWU and sanctuary campus demands
  • Sproul, noon, may 1
    • We want to recreate the success of #j20 center on student’s struggles and organize unorganized students.

Proposal 13 – Endorsement

  • Support of the teachers and academics of turkey, and the people of Kurdistan

Proposal 14 UWU – Event proposal

  • This proposal is about an event proposal to rally and march with the UWU and to unite struggles among the workers on campus.  We are asking for a speaker from UAW 2865, AFT 1475, Teamsters 2010, AFSCME 3299 to speak on issues they are facing which affect them, and other workers and students on campus.  However, the central purpose of this action to advance the UWU’s campaign for wage theft and living wages while simultaneously uniting the struggles.
    • Where: crossroad dining hall
    • When: April 22nd at 12:30PM
      • This public education conference should support it because we are aiming to continue our campaign for back pay for wage theft and to win living wages while also educating and uniting the struggles affecting public sector workers.

Proposal 15 – Resolution

  • Whereas, the U.S. congress imposed the financial control board (the ‘Junta’) on the Puerto Rican people under the PROMESA law, the role of the ‘Junta” is basically to collect the illegitimate debt, mostly owed to North American bondholders of municipal bonds – while demanding drastic cuts to education and social services. Whereas, as part of the debt repayment plan, the FCB will impose a $450 million cut to the University of Puerto Rico, leading to the closure or ‘consolidations’ of some of the 11 campuses of the university – a serious blow expected to cause loss of accreditation.
  • Resolved, that the “Emergency Public Education Conference” and Labor Rising, denounce the Financial Central Board’s colonialist interference in the affairs of Puerto Rico by imposing a debt repayment plan that will force a severe $450 million cut to the University of Puerto Rico.
  • Further resolved, that we demand cancellation of the illegitimate debt being imposed on the Puerto Rican people by the North American financial interests represented by the FCB.
  • Further resolved that we send a letter of solidarity to the student worker and progressive organizations in Puerto Rico who who are fighting his oppressive laws.

Proposal 16 – Endorsement

  • Support the Driscolls Boycott stand in solidarity with San Quintin agricultural workers with an endorsement letter.
  • It would be great if we can make it happen as soon as possible.
  • PEC is a perfect platform to interconnect struggles worker struggles has no borders.

Proposal 17 – Endorsement

  • Oppose CSU tuition increase
  • Support a fully funded CSU, call upon state government and Governor Jerry Brown to allocate an additional $168 million in the 2017 budget (the May revise) to prevent this tuition increase.
  • Support more funding to CSU
    • Publicly oppose online
    • Phonebanking and spreading the word where possible
      • Student led organizing against tuition increases and for free public education in line with theme at this conference.

Proposal 18 – CNTE méxico – Endorsement

  • Pedir la solidaridad con la lucha de la CNTE en México y pronunciarse en repudio a la represión de los trabajadores de la educación y pueblo exigir al gobierno que antepone el dialogo con los docentes – Abrogación de la reforma educativa privatizadora
  • Porque coincidimos en el rechazo a la privatización de la educación y requerimos hermanarnos de forma continental por la defensa de la escuela pública.

Proposal 19 – Endorsement

  • Support the struggle of workers, most of them woman, who work for a multinational corporation in collusion called seatech international.  They need international solidarity.  To oblige the company to set down to fair contract.

Proposal 20 – Action/Organizing/Endorsement

  • 2017 marks several key anniversaries in the in the history of Palestinian struggle of self determination. They include the 50th anniversary of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza strip, Sinai, Golden Height, and East Jerusalem; (2) the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration by which British colonial authorities made a commitment to the creation of a zionist settler colonial state in Palestine and (3) the 70th anniversary of the United Nations partition of Palestine, that to the designation of over 500 villages and the displacement. Labor Rising of our 750,000 Palestinians joins Palestinians in this struggle.
    • Against colonialism, displacement, racism, and exploitation
    • Calling for an end to the U.S. funding of Israel
    • Supporting the Palestine civil society call for the boycott divestment and sanctions (BDS) of Israel, endorsing the Palestinians demand for the British government to rescind the Balfour Declaration’s, apologize to the Palestinian people and solve reparations for the damage and destruction if caused.
    • Community to defend Palestinians, Arab, and Muslim students, faculty and staff as well as advocate for justice in Palestine against zionist, mccarthyist campaigns to intimidate isolate and bully them
    • Faith community to holiday university administrations.  Accountable to ending hostile work and study endorsement for Palestinians, advocates of Palestine rights and all advocates of the indivisibility of justice.

Proposal 21 – Endorsement

  • Support language teaching in University of California, Berkeley (UCB)
  • Support language instructors jobs
  • Help us to ask UCB to reinvest in the language departments and to stop the minimum student enrollment requirement

Proposal 22 – Organizing Project proposals

  • Pass resolution at union level of all unions present to ask members to move our individual accounts to credit unions that do not invest in fossil fuels, private prisons and military contracts
  • To pass resolutions at your unions to divest FF, PP and MC (unions bus out of financial institutions that end this)
  • Organize teach ins at worksites and for with union members
    • At every unions present here, coordinate a teach in, about divestment and how to defund the destructive forces and why we should do this.
      • Because union workers and communities our buy attendance by the same forces that are destroying our unions? Attacking PP of color and indigenous organ. Putting our youth in prism dropping bombs and …

Proposal 23 – retired teachers – organizing project

  • Fully funding our public schools with our tax dollars.  Fight and oppose HR 610 that divest our public school tax dollars to privatization vouchers under the HR 610 bill. Devos was appointed on a narrow margin, call for Devos resignation she was proven to have no knowledge about our public education policies.  We need a united front and grassroots movement to take back education for all our students organizing are very concerned about support fully funded education with our tax dollars.  Example of organizations that support new students are BAT bad ass teachers, parents across America NAACP moratorium on charter schools, network for public education, active and retired teachers.
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