Wednesday, February 13, 2008

props to PSA

Hey PSA, I was able to make it out to your fashion show this past weekend, and as promised, it was awesome. I mean it. The amount of planning and rehearsing that must have gone into pulling off an event of that size and that quality is remarkable. Y'all deserve a huge round of applause (which you actually did get on Saturday, so I guess that works out.) Anyway, thanks! You made my weekend.

Maybe we could get some pictures from the show up here?

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

WALMART: The General Motors of the Early 21st Century?

Joe Berry, Labor Education Specialist, will be speaking this Friday, February 8 at 12:00 (noon) at the University YMCA’s Friday Forum series on “Walmart: The General Motors of the Early 21st Century?”

The talk is free and open to the public and is in the University Y’s Latzer Hall. Lunch is available through the Y Thai Eatery for $6.00 for non-students and $3 for students (school ID is required). Lunch reservations are strongly encouraged. You can make a lunch reservation by calling Johanne at 337-1500 by 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 7.

For more information about the other talks in this series, please visit us online at:

Talk Description:
Joe Berry, UIUC extension labor educator, will discuss WalMart’s emergence as the largest private employer in the US and a major power in much of the world. Discussion will focus on the impacts upon workers and their organizations, both in the US and abroad, and how some are responding to this challenge.