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PSI North America SUBRAC (Washington)

14 June, 2018 to 15 June, 2018
09.00 - 17.00
Washington, USA
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PSI North American affiliates from the USA and Canada will be meeting in Washington 14-15 June. The meeting has a heavy agenda before it with a special focus on anti-privatization campaigns and trade issues.

The meeting is jointly hosted by PSI affiliates, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) on Day 1 and the Teamsters Union on Day 2.

Download a PDF of the agenda.

PSI North American SUBRAC

American Federation of Teachers - 555 New Jersey Avenue, NW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 2001

9:00 am - Introductions and Welcome Greetings 

  • Candice Owley, Titular, United States
  • Larry Brown, Titular, Canada
  • Standing with Public Employees, Advancing PSI Priorities - Rosa Pavanelli, PSI General Secretary
  • Report on the Meeting of the PSI Steering Committee - Candice Owley and Larry Brown

10:30 am - Coffee break

  • Report on the Janus vs. AFSCME District 30, US Supreme Court Case - AFGE Suit to Block Official Time Executive Order
  • Preparations for IAMREC and IAMRECON
  • Discussion on new election requirements for regional officers mandated by PSI Constitutional Amendments - Jocelio Drummond, PSI Regional Director
  • Report on the Regional Women’s Committee - Candice Owley

12:00 Noon - Lunch Break

  • Representing Public Employee Interests at the UN and the International Financial Institutions - Sandra Vermuyten, PSI Head of Campaigns
  • Waging the PSI Anti-Privatization Campaign - Donald Cohen, In the Public Interest

2:30 pm - Coffee break

  • Reports from PSI NA Affiliates on Major Campaigns and Accomplishments
  • Exploratory Discussion on Potential Tri-National Campaign Effort - Larry Brown

5:30 – 7:00 PM - Reception - Washington Court Hotel


Day 2, June 15, Public Employees and Trade Issues

Teamsters Union - 25 Louisiana Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:30 am - Opening - Michael Filler

  • PSI Perspective & Critique of Corporate Globalization - Rosa Pavanelli
  • CPTPP and Canadian Civil Society - Larry Brown
  • NAFTA 2.0 Priorities, Strategies and Timelines - Mike Dolan
  • Drill Down on Labor Chapter - Celeste Drake (AFL-CIO)

10:00 am - Coffee break

  • Perspectives on Labor Reform Prospects in Mexico - Maria de Lourdes Rosales
  • Perspectives on Labor Reform Prospects in Mexico - Kevin Middlebrook (Wilson Center)
  • Investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) - Melinda St. Louis (Public Citizen)
  • The Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) - Daniel Bertossa (PSI)

Closing - Steve Porter

Download a PDF of the agenda.

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