Events

Get in touch with the labor movement’s fighting spirit—meet us in Chicago! Registration now open. Labor Notes Conferences are the biggest gatherings out there of grassroots union activists, worker center leaders, and all-around troublemakers. Join thousands of union members, officers, and labor activists who are on the front lines in our workplaces and our communities, organizing new workers and agitating together. Meet troublemakers from across the country and around the world. »
Union members and activists in Japan are organizing Troublemakers Schools in Tokyo (November 11-12) and Osaka/Kyoto (November 18-19). Using Labor Notes' Secrets of a Successful Organizer book, participants will learn how to identify fellow leaders, build a winning leadership team, and plot a shop floor campaign. For more information, contact Matt Noyes: mn[at]rollingearth[dot]org. »
Are you beating your head against the wall trying to get your co-workers involved? These workshops are for you. Join us Saturday, October 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Eastern Michigan University. Please choose one of two workshops:  1. Turning an Issue into a Campaign: Everybody has complaints, but an organizer has the skills to turn problems into opportunities. Learn how to sort out the issues you hear from co-workers, recognize the ones that have organizing potential, and bring people together to make an escalating plan to solve the problem.  OR »
Dear Friends of Labor Notes, More Labor Notes classes are under way. People who came to the December 2016 Troublemakers School said how much they would have liked their co-workers to be there. We had 66 people at our two classes held on April 8—many of them new people. Here's another chance to invite co-workers and to learn new skills yourself. On Saturday, June 24, at 10 a.m., we'll be holding two simultaneous classes. Choose one of two workshops: »
Online pre-registration is now closed, but you can still attend! Come at 9 a.m. on Saturday and we'll get you signed up. Portland-area Troublemakers are gathering for a day of skill-building workshops that will help union members and labor activists build power on the job. »
Philadelphia-area Troublemakers are gathering for a day of skill-building workshops that will help union members and labor activists build power on the job. Hear from union leaders and activists about how to fight back and win, take part in trainings and discussions. Network with local organizers to share strategies on a city-wide plan to beat back the billionaires agenda. When: Saturday, March 25, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Where: South America Room (2nd Floor), International House, 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia »
It's bigger than one workplace. Budget-cutting politicians and greedy corporations in Minnesota are pushing a coordinated agenda. They want to slash wages, abolish pensions, outsource jobs, and gut public services. President Trump and his cronies are pushing for national right-to-work legislation as well as other policy attacks on unions, immigrants, public schools, and everyone's access to health care. Minnesota union members and activists are going to have to build power and increase pressure locally and nationally. »
Online registration is now closed, but you can still attend the Detroit Troublemakers School! Show up at 9:30 and registration will be available at the door. NEW Program Available Here »

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