NORTH ADAMS -- The April 4th Coalition invites the public to a panel discussion Thursday, Oct. 4, on the 2012 election and its economic impact -- including the areas of tax reform, entitlement reform, and health care -- and the political ramifications for workers' rights and collective bargaining.

The event is from 7-9 p.m. in Murdock Hall, Room 218, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

Panelists include John Weissman, director of the Western Mass Jobs with Justice; Nancy McGovern, AFSCME Council 93 legislative representative; and Daniel Bosley, former state representative and president of the North Adams Steeplecats.

The moderator will be Robert Bence of the MCLA Political Science Department.

The event is free and open to the public.

The April 4th Coalition is a collection of union representatives and concerned citizens in Northern Berkshire County whose mission is to support collective bargaining and workers' rights and to oppose tax breaks for the wealthy and corporations that outsource American jobs.