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Art Worker Formations: Unions, Guilds, & Cooperatives

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Alternative To What?: Alternative Economies - an Arts & Labor Working Group Summer Reading Series:
 
Summer Session #2: Sunday, July 20th, 2014
5:00-7:00pm – Washington Square Park, at West 4th St. and Washington Square East (find us on the grass southeast of the fountain) *Rain location at Think Coffee, 248 Mercer St.
 
 
In this second session we will discuss the history of Art Worker Formations (Unions, Guilds & Cooperatives), discuss labor in the culture industry – including past and present collectivization, and consider the common needs of an art worker in the United States and the viability of forming a union to address those needs.
 
 
This session will draw from the below readings: 
1) “The Return of the Guilds: Towards a Global History of the Guilds in Pre-Industrial Times” Jan Lucassen, Tine de Moor, and Jan Luiten Van Zanden. (2008). (http://www.collective-action.info/sites/default/files/webmaster/_PUB_ReturnGuilds_IRSH_53_Suppl.pdf)
2) W.A.G.E. Survey Poster” W.A.G.E. (2010). (http://www.wageforwork.com/media/files/3857adf4cd8601b049d1a2a4dee52c18.pdf)
3) “Open Letter to Labor Servicing the Culture Industry” member of arts & labor #ows. (2011). (http://artsandlabor.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Openletter-to-labor.pdf)
4) "Artists As Militant Trade Union Workers during the Great Depression” Gerald M. Moore. (1974). (A href="http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/1556920.pdf?acceptTC=true&jpdConfirm=true)
5) “CAR/FAC Fee Schedule” (2014). (http://www.carcc.ca/feeschedules.html)
6) “(UN)DOING (UN)COMPENSATION” Caroline Woolard. (http://www.veralistcenter.org/media/files/d877ae7b7be2480883ea6d540461954d.pdf)
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Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 17:00
Washington Square Park, at West 4th St. and Washington Square East (find us on the grass southeast of the fountain) more
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