Studium focuses on strategies of SEIU 32BJ

PORT ANGELES — Even before the pandemic wreaked havoc on the American economy, American workers endured several decades of hardship, according to Stuart Eimer, an associate professor and co-chair of the Department of Sociology at Widener University in Chester, Penn.

At 12:30 p.m. Thursday, in a Studium Generale presentation, Eimer will discuss economic inequality in the United States today, and will explore the strategies utilized by SEIU 32BJ to “turn poverty wages into union wages.”

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The meeting ID is 824 1915 5703.

Eimer is a labor educator who has taught SEIU 32BJ members since 2002.

He also teaches courses on social problems, social class, civic engagement, poverty and organized labor.

His research focuses on the U.S. labor movement, with a particular focus on central labor councils and union organizing.

He was an editor and contributor to “Organizing for Justice in Our Communities: Central Labor Councils” and the “Revival of American Unions.”

Other publications include “Organized Labor and Third Party Politics in New York City: The Rise and Fall of the CIO-ALP,” which appeared in “Political Power and Social Theory,” and “SEIU Local 32 BJ’s Youth Brigade: Labor Education Through Labor Activism,” which appeared in “Organizing the Curriculum: Perspectives on Teaching the American Labor Movement.”

He is currently working on research projects related to SEIU 32BJ’s campaign to organize airport workers.

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