#NYC1u: Learning from the Teachers

Thu, Nov 5, 2015 at 03:00 PM to at 04:30 PM

Over the last few years, educators have been involved in several high profile online battles with enemies of unions. Over that time, a number of lessons have been learned, in particular how Twitter and Facebook can be leveraged for real wins at the level of public opinion, legislation, and elections.

Come hear Asher Huey of the AFT give examples from his own work and that of colleagues from the AFT, locals, and allied organizations.

Asher Huey is a D.C.-based progressive activist and organizer. He works with various progressive organizations and coalitions to create substantive change on both local and national levels. He’s particularly active in the areas of LGBT rights, education, labor, environment and social justice. Over the years he has worked on various electoral- and issue-based campaigns. As a side project he volunteers his time to save the D.C. food trucks as the city considers new regulations. He is currently employed by the American Federation of Teachers. Posts on The Huffington Post are his own; they are not authorized by nor do they reflect his employer. He can be followed on twitter at @AsherHuey.


This session is made possible by AFT; AFL-CIO; New York Paid Leave Coalition; Organizing 2.0; New York State AFL-CIO; New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO; Consortium for Worker Education


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New York, NY 10036