May 12, 2018
OPCMIA Local 528 Apprenticeship Orientation
May 15, 2018
San Jose CA
UA Local 393
May 19, 2018
Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters
May 23, 2018
San Francisco CA
California Pipe Trades Annual Convention
June 2, 2018
SPEEA National Leadership Conference
June 5, 2018
Real Change Newspaper
June 20, 2018
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 11th District Annual Progress Meeting
July 9, 2018
Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 16
August 17, 2018
NW Carpenters Delegate Meeting
October 2, 2018
Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 66
October 12, 2018
Ironworkers’ ‘Women Build Nations 2018’
New workshop: “Fighting for Our Democracy and Our Future in the Age of Trump”
I launched this new interactive workshop last year to inspire and help activists and concerned union and community members to be more effective in fighting the Trump regime and its allies. We need to understand that our ancestors faced the “divide and conquer” strategies and strategic use of racism, sexism, homophobia and immigrant bashing by Corporate America and its allies. Learning from the past makes us more effective today. Click here to view presentation.
“Your inspirational message to our delegates was educational and thought provoking.” – Lonnie Stephenson, International President, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
“Your presentation was impressive. We will be in touch.” – Richard Lanigan, International President, Office of Professional Employees International Union
“Great job yesterday, everyone was impressed.” – Steve Pendergrass, President, Iron Workers District Council of the Pacific NW
“Your presentation and workshop were very powerful.” – Christina Brock, Assistant Business Manager, IBEW Local 213, British Columbia
Making the American Dream Real for Everyone
This presentation focuses on the rise and fall of unions and our allies over the past 125 years in our fight to share fairly in the wealth we produce and build a more just and equitable country, and how we can rebuild or power.
Video: “Making Retirement Security Real for Everyone” @ WA State Labor Council Convention
Check out my speech on the nationwide campaign to defend and expand retirement security, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid:
These great programs, which benefit hundreds of millions of Americans, are under relentless attacks by the Trump regime and their Republican and corporate allies. I work with a great organization, Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA) which is leading this fight in Washington state. Check out our website, PSARA.ORG, and join the organization. It is only $20 and you get a great monthly newsletter. Please donate more.
If you are a member of an organization that would like a presentation or workshop on this important issue, please reach out to me or our organizer, Mike Andrew, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 261-8110.
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In the news: “Labor’s future in the age of Trump”
At union conventions, apprenticeship classes, and public forums, McDermott delivers a message: Working people need to understand and learn from history, both the good and the bad, if they want to rebuild the labor movement and take the country back.
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