May 9-10, 2022
Iron Workers Intl. Union Political Academy
May 18, 2022
Cal. Pipe Trades State Convention
May 25, 2022
Iron Workers Local 29
June 3-4, 2022
Col. AFL-CIO State Convention
June 13, 2022
Sheet Metal Local 16
June 16, 2022
June 22, 2022
Des Moines IA
IBEW 11th District Progress Meeting
June 27, 2022
IBEW 4th District
July 14, 2022
IBEW 4th District Progress Meeting
August 8-10, 2022
Kansas City MO
UFCW Region 6
• 3 events
September 15, 2022
IBEW Local 46
September 22, 2022
IBEW Local 46
Workshop: “Fighting for Our Unions, Democracy and Future in the Age of Trump”
I launched this new interactive workshop to inspire and help union activists and community members be more effective in fighting forward against the Trump regime, its allies and Corporate America. This video version is titled: “Fighting for Our Unions, Our Democracy and Our Future.” It is critical that we understand that our ancestors faced the “divide and conquer” strategies of Corporate America and its allies. These strategies were based on racism, sexism, anti-immigrant hatred and other forms of bigotry and are being used once again to divide working people and our nation. Learning from our ancestors’ successes and failures is critical in our efforts to fight forward toward a better future for all of us. Click here to view the video and its Powerpoint.
“Your inspirational message to our delegates was educational and thought provoking.” – Lonnie Stephenson, International President, IBEW
“Your presentation was impressive. We will be in touch.” – Richard Lanigan, International President, OPEIU
“Mark presented at our National Electrical Workers Minority Caucus’ 28th Annual Leadership Conference in Detroit. His presentation was riveting as he held the delegates’ attention throughout. Mark’s workshops were overflowing and delegates overwhelmingly requested he be invited back. Thank you.” – Keith Edwards, National President, EWMC, Detroit MI
“Your presentation was indeed AWESOME! You were personally inspiring. I hope we can bring you back to speak to a larger audience. In Unity.” – Vonda McDaniel, President, Central Labor Council of Nashville and Middle Tennessee and Executive Council Member of the national AFL-CIO.
Making the American Dream Real for Everyone
This video is my 2018 speech in Seattle at the Cement Masons Local 528’s Orientation Day for new apprentices and union members. The topic was “Making the American Dream Real for Everyone.” Its tells an updated 125-year history of working people’s fight to build our labor movement and the American Dream. It provides inspiration and valuable lessons about our successes and failures and what we can learn from our history to help us fight forward toward a better future for all. It is an updated version of the 2013 IBEW video seen below. Click here to view the Powerpoint presentation.
This video is my speech at IBEW’s National Membership Development meeting in Las Vegas in 2013, my original presentation on the 125-year history of working people’s fight to build our labor movement and the American Dream providing inspiration and valuable lessons about our successes and failures and what we can learn from our history to help us fight forward toward a better future. Click here to view that Powerpoint presentation.
Newsletter #3 Published
My third newsletter is a compilation of analysis and tactical solutions to aid in our struggle in strengthening democracy and building a more just, equitable and sustainable world. My central argument is that the Trump regime with Republicans would escalate their years-long efforts to suppress voting to steal future elections. Check it out and subscribe now!
The theft of the next election is already under way
If you care about the right of the people to fairly choose our elected officials, you should be paying close attention to these systematic efforts: The theft of the next election is under way.
The Democratic Party is losing the working class
Understanding why is the key to rebuilding a populist progressive movement. This was published recently in the The Stand, The Democratic Party is losing the working class