UW Havens Center seminar series by Sam Gindin: "The Myth of American Decline," 4 pm, 4/14, Ingraham Hall-Room 206; "Barriers to Union Renewal," 6 pm, 4/15, Madison Labor Temple; open seminar, 12:20 pm, 4/16, Social Sciences Building-Room 8108. Free; all welcome. www.havenscenter.org. 608-262-1420
Politics with Sober Senses: Conditions for Labor Renewal
"The Myth of American Decline"
Tuesday, April 14, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
"Barriers to Union Renewal"
Wednesday, April 15, 6pm, Madison Labor Temple
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty & Public
Thursday, April 16, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science
SAM GINDIN is a Canadian who got his MA in Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the early 1970s and spent most of his working life (1974-2000) as the Research Director of the Canadian Auto Workers (and since 1985 as an Assistant to the President). From 2000-2010, he led the position of Visiting Packer Chair in Social Justice at York University. He remains active in the labour and social movements. His writings have focused on the CAW, the auto industry, the crisis in organized labour in Canada and the US, and the political economy of American capitalism. His most recent and most ambitious project was, with his co-author Leo Panitch, of The Making of Global Capitalism: The Political Economy of American Empire.