Budget cuts, union-busting, privatization, and corporate outsourcing schemes are wreaking havoc on working people in the DC Metro Area and worldwide. We need a strong, fighting labor movement to take on these anti-worker attacks. But many unions are handicapped by top-down decisions, worker apathy, and servility to two-faced politicians. »
Calling All Troublemakers!
Vermont Labor Solidarity Committee and Labor Notes present...
Vermont Troublemakers School 2014
When: Sunday, November 9, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Rowell Hall, University of Vermont, 106 Carrigan Drive, Burlington »
Join us for a discussion of Labor Notes' new book, How to Jump-Start Your Union: Lessons from the Chicago Teachers, with a presentation from Labor Notes author Mark Brenner.
How to Jump-Start Your Union tells how activists transformed their union by engaging their co-workers and neighbors and unleashing the smarts of rank-and-file members. Readers will learn how Chicago teachers worked with their communities, organized a caucus, ran for office, rebuilt a stewards network, trained new leaders, ran a contract campaign, and went on strike. »
Wednesday, September 10. Back to school: What better time to swap stories and campaign updates with your favorite local troublemakers, including the authors of How to Jump-Start Your Union: Lessons from the Chicago Teachers?
Join us for a friendly get-together with Labor Notes friends and staff at the bar Dark Horse NYC (serves food too) at 17 Murray St., downtown near City Hall. (A/C to Chambers, 2/3 to Park Place.) »
Thursday, August 7: What's the latest on this summer's top local labor fights? And what lessons can we draw from the 2012 Chicago Teachers strike? Join Seattle-area labor activists and Labor Notes author Samantha Winslow for a round-table discussion on how we can move organizing forward together.
Samantha Winslow, Labor Notes, author, How to Jump-Start Your Union: Lessons from the Chicago Teachers
David Yao, APWU-Seattle vice president, on the struggle to save the Postal Service from privatization »