Gerry Daley has worked in the labor movement for 30 years, as an organizer, union rep, negotiator and attorney, in New England, the Midwest and southern California. He has organized and represented workers in the entertainment industry, higher education, trucking and transportation, and health care. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and his law degree from Suffolk University.
Labor Topics Gerry Can Speak About
Labor History, Collective Bargaining, Grievance and Arbitration, Organizing, Gender and Labor, Race and Labor
How and why did you become involved in the Labor Movement?
To fight the unjust economic system under which we are all forced to live.
What is the greatest challenge facing labor today? (You can cite your union as an example.)
Re-building solidarity among working people.
What labor leader, past or present, had the biggest influence on you? How/why?
Eugene V. Debs, because he took a radical view of working class solidarity and because he never got discouraged no matter how long the odds were against workers.
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