Paul E. Almeida has been President of the Department for Professional Employees (DPE), AFL-CIO since 2001. Prior to DPE, Almeida was President of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, AFL-CIO & CLC. In 2000 he was one of the leaders of the longest strike, lasting nearly six weeks, by Boeing engineers. This job action was one of the largest strikes by professional workers in the nation’s history. Almeida received his degree in engineering from Franklin Institute of Boston and was employed by Stone and Webster Engineering Corporation in Boston from 1971–1994. Almeida currently serves on several policy committees of the AFL-CIO, including: Vice Chair of the immigration committee; and member of the education and training; legislative/public policy; international affairs; organizing; strategic approaches; and women workers committee. Almeida is a board member of the Albert Shanker Institute, the Labor Advisory Board of American Income Life, and past board member of the Labor and Employment Relations Association.
We are experiencing an organic crisis of democracy, international in scope. This conference will draw together intellectuals and activists from across the globe to examine and explore different dimensions of that crisis. The speakers will venture into a deeper analysis of the political forces and dynamics at work, with an eye to identifying opportunities in the resistance as well as dangers. October 5-6, 2017, Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. More information and Registration.