A Sustainable World is Possible: The second annual North American meeting on labor, the environment, and sustainability

Cornell University Industrial and Labor Relations School
Cornell Global Labor Institute

Co-sponsored by:
The Apollo Alliance
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
NYCOSH
UNITE HERE
United Steelworkers

Schedule:

8:30 – 9:00 REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST

9:00 – 9:30 Welcome – Goals of the Meeting
Sean Sweeney - Cornell Global Labor Institute
Jürgen Stetten - Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung – FES
Laura Martin Murillo - International Labour Foundation for Sustainable Development –Sustainlabour
Ed Ott - New York Central Labor Council – AFL-CIO

9:30 – 10:15 Global Milestones for Labor and the Environment
Hilary French - United Nations Environment Program
Lucien Royer - Trade Unions Advisory Committee
Joel Decaillon - European Trade Union Confederation

10:15 – 10:30 BREAK

10:30 – 12:00 The Coming Transition: Sustainability and the Resurgence of International Labor
Joaquin Nieto - Sainz Confederación Sindical de Comisiones Obreras – Spain
David Foster - United Steelworkers
Bheki Nthsalintshali - Congress of South African Trade Unions – COSATU
Angela Lomosi - ICFTU-African Regional Organization

12:00 – 12:45 LUNCH

12:45 – 2:30 WORKING SESSIONS:
Job Creation and Energy Alternatives
Jerome Ringo - Apollo Alliance
Laura Martin Murillo - SustainLabour

Chemicals and Community
Diane Heminway - United Steelworkers
Nick de Carlo - Canadian Auto Workers

Holding Corporations Accountable
David Boys - Public Services International
Eric Frumin - UNITE HERE

2:30 – 3:30 Next Steps: Making the Environment a Core Issue for Unions Everywhere
Bernard Saincy - Confédération Générale du Travail/CGT – France
Silvana Cappuccio - International Textile, Garment & Leather Workers’ Federation (ITGLWF)
Monica Onyia - Nigeria Labor Congress
Eric Frumin - UNITE HERE
Ken Margolies - Cornell Global Labor Institute

3:30 – 5:00 WINE AND CHEESE RECEPTION

To Register: Call 212-340-2840, or email Jill Kubit atjk356@cornell.edu
$25

Event title:
A Sustainable World is Possible: The second annual North American meeting on labor, the environment, and sustainability
Start:
2006-05-08 09:00 (Calendar)
End:
2006-05-08 17:00
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