The Center for Worker Freedom, a special project of Americans for Tax Reform, is proud to co-host an event called A Summit on Workers’ Empowerment with The Heritage Foundation, the Center for Union Facts, and the Center for Independent Employees

The event will take place Tuesday, October 6th from 8:30am-12:30pm in the Allison Auditorium at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC, and will bring together workers from around the country representing multiple industries who all have one thing in common: They have struggled against state-enforced regulations and/or aggressive union organizing. 

CWF Executive Director Matt Patterson will be moderating one of the panels.

Come and support these workers and hear them tell their stories in a day celebrating worker empowerment. Panelists and speakers include:

Mike Burton – An autoworker from Chattanooga, Tennessee explaining why he and his co-workers did not find United Auto Workers representation attractive.

Isis Brantley – A hair braider from Dallas arrested because she braided hair without a cosmetology license.

Jesse Rojas – A spokesman for Silvia Lopez, a farm worker from California who has led the charge to decertify the United Farm Workers from her workplace.

Bill Main – A D.C. tour guide who fought the City for the right to give tours of America’s Capitol without a license.

Karen Cox – A lift-truck operator from Illinois whose workplace was unionized without a secret ballot election.

Megan Kelly – An Orlando-based flight attendant trying to decertify her union.

Event Schedule:

8:30 a.m.   Registration and Continental Breakfast

 9:00 a.m.   Introductory Speech: Economic Challenges Facing Today’s Workers

 9:30 a.m.   Panel I – Union Representation and the Modern Workforce

11:00 a.m. Panel II – Government Barriers to Work

12:00 p.m. Keynote Address

 12:30 p.m. Adjournment and Lunch


214 Massachusetts Avenue NE

Washington, DC 20002

For more details and the event page, click here, or contact Matt Patterson at [email protected].