Event Details

This event is running from 4 June 2021 until 3 December 2021. It is next occurring on October 1, 2021 6:00 pm


Link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NKbEnM-tRSaX_GkTjHST3g?link_id=0&can_id=dcf82ffb2f4d5047412ab9dd2835c8ef&source=email-save-the-date-first-fridays-for-june-4-labor-and-legal-weed-organizing-for-justice&e

Rock Tavern, NY –The Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation (HVALF)’s First Fridays virtual series will take place again on Friday, June 4, with a discussion focusing on the implications for Labor and social justice of legislation passed this Spring in the NYS budget to legalize adult-use cannabis. Tax collections from the program are projected to reach $350 million annually. Additionally, there is the potential for this new industry to create 30,000 to 60,000 new jobs across the State, which UFCW and other unions are working to organize. 

Panelists on this First Friday event will discuss the provisions of the new law, which establishes a licensing system for the regulation of cannabis-based businesses, as well as a social and economic equity program encouraging individuals disproportionately impacted by cannabis enforcement to participate in the industry. 

This Zoom/Facebook Live meeting will start with presentations by our featured speakers, each of whom have long experience in the union movement. There will be a moderated Q&A taking questions from the audience to extend the discussion.

The HVALF Education Committee has produced this monthly series of web-based First Friday events since May 2020. Previous meetings have focused on frontline workers in the COVID crisis, budgetary impacts of the COVID crisis, and the challenge of addressing racism and anti-blackness within Labor. HVALF’s First Fridays will continue to present this forum to facilitate the exchange of ideas and to build solidarity within (and beyond) the labor movement.


WHAT – an online panel discussion/town hall event, focusing on the role of the labor movement in pressing for a more equitable, sustainable society, through bargaining for the common good.

WHEN – June 4, 2021, 6:00 – 7:30 PM 

WHERE – via Zoom/Facebook Live; register at this link to receive a Zoom meeting invitation. Facebook Live link will be at https://www.facebook.com/hvlabor/

WHY – To re-energize the unions in the Hudson Valley (and beyond), and to re-connect workers through their common interests in the labor movement as we begin to re-imagine the world through the lens of working people and our communities.

Rock Tavern, NY –The Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation (HVALF)’s First Fridays virtual series will take place again on Friday, June 4, with a discussion focusing on the implications for Labor and social justice of legislation passed this Spring in the NYS budget to legalize adult-use cannabis. Tax collections from the program are projected to reach $350 million annually. Additionally, there is the potential for this new industry to create 30,000 to 60,000 new jobs across the State, which UFCW and other unions are working to organize. 

Panelists on this First Friday event will discuss the provisions of the new law, which establishes a licensing system for the regulation of cannabis-based businesses, as well as a social and economic equity program encouraging individuals disproportionately impacted by cannabis enforcement to participate in the industry. 

This Zoom/Facebook Live meeting will start with presentations by our featured speakers, each of whom have long experience in the union movement. There will be a moderated Q&A taking questions from the audience to extend the discussion.

The HVALF Education Committee has produced this monthly series of web-based First Friday events since May 2020. Previous meetings have focused on frontline workers in the COVID crisis, budgetary impacts of the COVID crisis, and the challenge of addressing racism and anti-blackness within Labor. HVALF’s First Fridays will continue to present this forum to facilitate the exchange of ideas and to build solidarity within (and beyond) the labor movement.


WHAT – an online panel discussion/town hall event, focusing on the role of the labor movement in pressing for a more equitable, sustainable society, through bargaining for the common good.

WHEN – June 4, 2021, 6:00 – 7:30 PM 

WHERE – via Zoom/Facebook Live; register at this link to receive a Zoom meeting invitation. Facebook Live link will be at https://www.facebook.com/hvlabor/

WHY – To re-energize the unions in the Hudson Valley (and beyond), and to re-connect workers through their common interests in the labor movement as we begin to re-imagine the world through the lens of working people and our communities.

Link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NKbEnM-tRSaX_GkTjHST3g?link_id=0&can_id=dcf82ffb2f4d5047412ab9dd2835c8ef&source=email-save-the-date-first-fridays-for-june-4-labor-and-legal-weed-organizing-for-justice&e

 

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