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ERIC Number: ED016887
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 40
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Reference Count: 0
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THE WORKER IS A CONSUMER. SUMMARY REPORT OF THE ANNUAL AFL-CIO NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMMUNITY SERVICES (10TH, WASHINGTON, MAY 16-20, 1965).
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, Washington, DC.
THE TENTH ANNUAL AFL-CIO NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMMUNITY SERVICES WAS CONCERNED WITH WAYS THE LABOR UNIONS CAN DEVELOP CONSUMER EDUCATION AROUND THE NEEDS OF WORKERS. SPEAKERS POINTED OUT THE NEED FOR ENFORCEMENT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION LAWS, OUTLINED AREAS IN WHICH SCHOOL CONSUMER COURSES WERE NEEDED, DISCUSSED CONSUMER RIGHTS, AND SUGGESTED SOCIAL ACTION AT STATE AND COMMUNITY LEVELS. IT WAS CONSIDERED MOST IMPORTANT TO REACH THE POOR, THE ELDERLY, AND THE FAMILIES OF WORKERS. LEADERS WERE WARNED TO SCREEN RESOURCE PERSONNEL AND MATERIALS. A THREE-PART EDUCATION PROGRAM WAS PROPOSED-- (1) A CONSUMER INFORMATION COURSE IN A SERIES OF SIX OR EIGHT EVENING SESSIONS, (2) A ONE-DAY CONSUMER INSTITUTE TO HIGHLIGHT ISSUES, LAWS, AND MALPRACTICES, AND (3) DEBT COUNSELING AND CONSUMER CLINICS TO PROVIDE UNION MEMBERS WITH OPPORTUNITY TO DISCUSS SPECIFIC CONSUMER PROBLEMS WITH ADVISERS. (RT)
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Authoring Institution: American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: AFL CIO