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Enviro-Mich message from Pamela Ortner <Ortpam@comcast.net>

I am forwarding to you the agenda for an upcoming Midwest
Environmental/Labor Summit.  Should be a great program.



DRAFT Program

Midwest Environmental-Labor Summit

Holiday Inn --City Center, South Bend IN
February 28-March 1, 2003

Friday, February 28

1:00 p.m. 	Welcome:
		Bob Warnock, President, North Central Indiana Central Labor Council
		Tim Maloney, Executive Director, Hoosier Environmental Council

		Introductions, overview:  Bill Carey, Labor-Co Chair, ASJE

1:30 		Perspectives from Midwest Labor:

		Jim Robinson, Director, USWA District 7
		Eric Frumen,  Director, Occupational Health and Safety Dept.,  UNITE!
		Jim Keller, Executive Vice President, Utility Workers Union of America
		Mary Theurer (invited), Director, Minnesota AFSCME Council 96

2:30		Perspectives from Midwest Environmentalists:

	 	Howard Learner, Executive Director, Environmental Law and Policy Center
		Elizabeth Plasket, Executive Director, Iowa Environmental Council
		Kim Scipes, Director, The Calumet Project

3:30		Break

3:45		Small group (breakout) discussions:

		What are the barriers to labor-environmental cooperation in the Midwest?
		What are the opportunities for labor-environmental cooperation in the

4:45		Reports from breakout groups, discussion

5:30		Dinner

6:30		Dinner speaker: Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)

7:00		Issue Plenary #l,  Energy: the Blue-Green Intersection in the Midwest

		Mike Mullett, Counsel, Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana
		Jeff Lohman (invited), International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
		Janet Brandt, Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation
		Loretta Lynch, Member, California Public Service Commission

8:00 		Hospitality room -- food, fun, and drinks

Saturday, March 1

9:00 a.m.	Issue Plenary #2,  Jobs and the Environment: New Approaches to
Economic 					Development:

		Tom Lewandowski, President, Northeast Indiana Central Labor Council
		Jack Miller, President, Hoosier Environmental Council

10:00		Concurrent Workshops
		a) Energy
			Diana McKeown, Energy Program Coordinator, Clean Water Action
Alliance of Minnesota
			Grant Smith, Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana

		b) Economic Development
			Tom Lewandowski

		c)  Corporate campaigning -- case studies, current opportunities:
			Diane Heminway, Environmental Projects Coordinator, USWA; 	 			Eric
Frumen, UNITE

11:00		Break

11:15		Issue Plenary #3,  Toxics, Water, Air, and Workers

		Luis Vasquez (invited), UAW Health and Safety Department
		Mary Beth Doyle, MPH, Campaign Director, Environmental Health Project,
Ecology Center
		Dana Sevakis, Health Care Without Harm/Chicago Jobs with Justice
		Cheryl Mendoza, Lake Michigan Federation

12:15		Lunch (State caucuses)

1:45 p.m.	Issue Plenary #4, Midwestern Workers and the Environment in a
Global 				Economy
		Dan Seligman, Director, Responsible Trade Program, Sierra Club
		Robin Rich, Rapid Response Coordinator, USWA District 7
		Rebecca Hanscom, Lead Organizer, Central Region International Brotherhood
of Teamsters
		Larry Weiss, Director, Minnesota Fair Trade Campaign

2:45		Break

3:00		Concurrent Workshops
		a) Toxics: Water, Air, and Workers
			Mary Beth Doyle
			Diane Heminway
		b)  The Global Economy
			Bill Carey, USWA District 7
			Jason Tockman, American Lands
		c)   Labor 101 -- Introduction to he labor movement for environmentalists

4:00 		Moving Ahead: Short reports on "Next Steps" for Labor-Environmental
Cooperation in the Midwest

4:30		Adjourn



Registration for the Midwest Labor-Environmental Summit is $15 per day
including the cost of dinner for Friday, and lunch on Saturday.   For $55,
registration for two days and a one year's membership in ASJE is included
(or $40 for one day and a one year ASJE membership).

To register please send your name, address, and email and phone along with a
check made out to the Alliance for Sustainable Jobs and the Environment
(ASJE) to Bill Carey, USWA District 7, 1301 Texas St., Gary IN  46403.

Shuttle service from the airport/South Shore (railroad) station to the
Holiday Inn City Center runs from 4 a.m. to 1 a.m., except between 1:00 and
5:00 in the afternoon.  Holiday Inn rooms are available to summit
participants at a special "conference rate" of $69.  A quick internet search
also found the Super 8 South Bend (US 31 north) at $35; Extended Stay
Mishawaka at $37; and an Econolodge and Days Inn at the SB Airport for $40.
Lodging in Mishawaka and Granger is reasonably accessible by car.

For more information, contact Bill Carey at (219)881-6212, wcarey@uswa.org

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