South Carolina AFL-CIO Convention
Honoring the Past - Celebrating the Future
September 5-7, 2012
Quality Inn Conference Center, Georgetown, SC
Credentials will be mailed on June 23rd to affiliated locals in good standing for the 56th SC AFL-CIO Convention. Delegates and guests may receive a convention rate of $79 at the Quality Inn Conference Center in Georgetown. You can contact them at 843-546-5656. There will be a limited number of rooms available.
We are honored to have Bill fletcher, Jr, American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), Director of Field Services and Education Department and Co-author of "Solidarity Divided” and “The Crisis in Organized Labor and A New Path Toward Social Justice" as our keynote speaker for our upcoming convention. Bill will have a booksigning for his new book at the convention.
Check out the Youtube interview regarding Solidarity Divided: http://www.youtube.com/user/afgeonline#p/a/u/1/ek9Sz5R6lgU
We will hear from our endorsed Congressional candidates and a number of great speakers. (Hopefully, a couple of surprise speakers !) There will be a focus on non-traditional organizing, featuring a panel of organizers from around the country and a report on the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) in their organizing efforts in SC, as well as with business partners in a new agreement to be announced soon.
The poolside party on Wednesday evening will feature Representative Grady Brown, our legislator DJ (Sunday Night at the Beach radio show host). Grady is one of our legislative heroes on the Right to Work bill. There will be ribs, chicken and chicken bog cooked poolside by a former union president and organizer who will be showing off his culinary skills.
Thursday evening you may want to join in and show off your talent with Leon Moscalink (UMWA) as he plays the guitar and sings union songs around the pool.
We hope everyone will participate in a week of learning, fellowship and fun.