Working in America 2013

Working in America 2013

Working in America 2013

As efforts to eradicate union representation in America’s labor market gain ground, organized labor confronts questions of survival and relevance. Union representatives Maria Elena Durazo and Paul Booth and labor scholar Harley Shaiken offer strategies to rebuild a movement to create a robust economy for all Americans. Durazo is executive secretary–treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor; Booth is executive assistant to the president of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees; and Shaiken is a professor of social and cultural studies at the Graduate School of Education at UC Berkeley, where he specializes in issues of work, technology, and globalization.


This ongoing series of timely, thought-provoking events addresses current social and political issues.

Hammer Forum is moderated by Ian Masters, journalist, author, screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, and host of the radio programs Background Briefing, Sundays at 11AM, and The Daily Briefing, Monday through Thursday at 5PM, on KPFK 90.7 FM.

ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Assigned seating is available in the Billy Wilder Theater. Free tickets are required and available at the Box Office, one ticket per person on a first come, first served basis. Members enjoy priority seating and seat selection, subject to availability. Membership does not guarantee seating. Arrival at least one half hour prior to program time is recommended.

Parking is available under the museum for a flat fee of $3 after 6PM.

Hammer Forum is made possible in part by Bronya and Andrew Galef.
Public programs are made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA. Generous support is also provided by Hammer Members; Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy; Bronya and Andrew Galef; Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley; and an anonymous donor.