June 8: South Central Indiana Jobs with Justice Special Event Labor in Politics, Past and Future

Labor in Politics, Past and Future
Featuring Chuck Jones and Chuck Deppert

WHEN: June 8th, 6pm-8pm
WHERE: The Running Crab  (2038 N Walnut St Bloomington, IN)
At our June Link-Up, sponsored by the local Jobs with Justice chapter and DFMC, join us to meet Hoosier hero Chuck Jones and Chuck Deppert. Many will remember that last year, United Technologies made $5 billion in profits, while also announcing hundreds of layoffs at its Carrier plants in Indiana. As president of United Steelworkers Local 1999, Chuck Jones fought for the jobs of his fellow union members. When Trump and Pence gave millions of dollars in subsidies to Carrier, Chuck Jones pointed out that Trump’s promises to save workers’ jobs did not add up. Trumps promise to save 1100 or more of those jobs turned out to be only 800, of the 1400 jobs slated to be moved. Jones told the Washington Post days later that Trump had “lied his ass off.” He suspected the then-president-elect was including in his count design and engineering jobs that were never going to leave. Trump responded on Twitter by saying Jones had done a “terrible job” as union president. Sadly, Chuck Jones is being proven right, with over 600 layoffs at Carrier in Indiana coming this year, including many right before Christmas. His local 1999 United Steelworkers Local also made waves by endorsing the presidential candidacy of Senator Bernie Sanders, breaking with much of the labor movement.

Chuck Jones will be joined by Chuck Deppert, former president of the Indiana AFL-CIO, who led the state’s fight against NAFTA in the early 1990s, securing the votes of 8 out of 10 Indiana members of Congress against the disastrous, job-killing agreement.

The two Chucks will provide us with some important insights on taking the Democratic party back to its roots in labor, important given how poorly Democrats fared among the working class both in Indiana and nationwide in last year’s election. Please join us and enjoy a night with Bloomington’s most exciting progressives and lets learn something together! Get there at six to grab a seat and get some some food. Discussion starts at 6:30. Feel free to invite friends and share event at:  Labor in Politics, Past and Future

Indiana University, Working Class Studies Conference: May 31-June 3, 2017

Working Class Studies Association Conference 2017

Class Struggle: Race, Gender, and Revolution

Indiana University, May 31-June 3, 2017 

Join us for four days of exciting presentations and discussions, featuring:

 Debs House Tour: Meet at the Wright Education Building for the bus to Terre Haute for a tour of the Eugene Debs House. 1:00 PM, Wednesday, May 31. $15.00 donation suggested.

 IU Cinema Presents: Join us at IU Cinema for a screening of the 1984 classic The Killing Floor, the tale of work, labor, and organizing in Chicago’s meatpacking industry during World War I. A “Can’t Miss” film.Wednesday, May 31, 7:30 PM.

 Opening Keynote: Dr. Josh Pacewicz, Brown University, Trumpism before Trump: Rust Belt

Populism during the 2008 and 2012 Elections. Wright Education Building Auditorium, Thursday, June 1, 10:30 AM.

Film Screening: Join us for a screening of Christine Walley’s moving documentary, Exit Zero, about the closing of the Chicago area steel mills, and the end of an American Dream. Thursday, June 1, 7:00 PM,Wright Education Building Auditorium

Plenary Address: Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab, Temple University, Working-Class U: Possibilities for the Future of Public Higher Education. Friday, June 2, 10:30 AM, Wright Education Building Auditorium.


Closing Keynote: Kim Moody, Founding Editor of Labor Notes, The Present and Future of the U.S. Labor Movement. Saturday, June 3, 10:30 AM. Wright Education Building Auditorium.

For information or to register for the conference, see our website: https://scholarworks.iu.edu/conferences/index.php/wcsa/WCSA17/index


For more information or questions, please write to: wcsa2017@gmail.com



Sponsored by the Working Class Studies Association, and the Indiana University department of Labor Studies, IU School of Social Work.

HCHP March for Health on Saturday April 1, starting at Monument Circle @ 2PM

HCHP is co-sponsoring the March for Health  on Saturday April 1, starting at Monument Circle at 2 PM EDT. 

Dr. Rob Stone will be speaking and single payer will be on the agenda. Following speeches there will be a march to the Statehouse. Bring your kids, your neighbors, your doctor, your lawyer, your pastor.

Of interest to HCHP members, Thomas Frank of What’s the Matter with Kansas and Listen Liberal fame will be speaking in Bloomington on Friday March 24 at 6:30 PM in the School of Education Auditorium at 201 N. Rose Ave.

Mark your calendar now for the next monthly meeting of Hoosiers for a Commonsense Health Plan on Wednesday, April 12 at 5:30PM, at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church,100 N. State Rd. 46 Bypass, Bloomington. We will be in Room 12 this month.

If you are on Facebook, you can keep up with the latest with the HCHP Facebook group.  There are over 500 members of the FB group.