2024 Labor Notes Conference: April 19-21

Event Date: 
April 19, 2024
Labor Notes Conference April 19-21, 2024, Chicago. Six black and white photos of various worker actions and a meeting.

Event at a Glance


April 19, 2024, 9:00 am




Hyatt Regency O'Hare Rosemont, Illinois

Conference Flyer


Due to overwhelming interest, we have closed registration for the Labor Notes Conference. The waitlist is also full. If you are a panelist/presenter at the conference and have not been able to register, please email conference[at]labornotes[dot]org.

This will be the largest conference we've ever had, and we wish we had space for all the wonderful people who want to participate! Please stay in touch with us by joining our email list, and stay tuned for more events down the line!

Full Conference Schedule

You can now view the whole amazing conference program in PDF form and the sessions lineup as an interactive online schedule too.

En Español: Ahora puede ver todo el increíble programa de la conferencia en formato PDF.

For those who can't be there in person, we will be livestreaming the biggest sessions of the 2024 Labor Notes Conference! Register here to receive daily reminders during the conference with links to watch. Plus, watch the Great Labor Arts Exchange Concert (Saturday, April 20, 9.15 p.m. Central), featuring the winners of the Song, Poem, Drag and Hip-Hop Contest, live on the Labor Heritage Foundation Facebook page.

The answers to many frequently asked questions are here.

Español abajo. In Spanish below.

Labor Notes Conferences are the biggest gatherings of grassroots union activists, union reformers, and all-around troublemakers out there! Register by March 1 for a big discount. Don’t miss a weekend of inspiration, education, and agitation.

  • 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.
  • More than 200 meetings and workshops include creative organizing tactics, beating apathy, running for local union office, winning contract campaigns, bargaining over technology, assertive grievance handling, and reviving the strike.
  • Organize with others in your union, industry, or campaign. Face-to-face meetings to share tactics and swap notes are the heart of the Labor Notes Conference. Join an existing industry, union, or caucus meeting—or contact us to set one up.

WHEN: Friday, April 19, 9 a.m. to Sunday, April 21, 3 p.m.
WHERE: Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Rosemont (Chicago), Illinois


“The Labor Notes Conference gave me access to training, workshops, and a wealth of information to make me a better organizer. And, more importantly, I was able to connect with other workers facing the same challenges I do on a daily basis. That collaboration, the spirit of solidarity, is invaluable.”
Sultana Adams, Bus operator, ATU Local 192, San Pablo, California

“I cannot wait for the 2024 conference. So much is happening in labor, new leaders, new caucus activity. Labor Notes is where we come together to synthesize ideas and give each other encouragement as we continue the work of transforming our unions to take on broader social issues and bargain for the common good.”
Diamonté Brown, President, Baltimore Teachers Union, AFT Local 340

“We have so much to learn from each other. Labor Notes has been crucial in helping us come together to share experiences, learn from workers who’ve been in the union movement for years, and make connections we can bring back home to strengthen our fights for democracy at work.”
Paul Blundell, Amazon worker, Philadelphia

“I go to many conferences, but only at Labor Notes did I learn about building international solidarity across borders with other auto workers. I’m excited for the 2024 conference because I want to bring together environmental justice and labor movements. We are often pitted against each other, but we have to find a way to work together.”
Marcelina Pedraza, Electrician at Ford, UAW Local 551, Chicago

Featuring the Great Labor Arts Exchange!

Every year the Labor Heritage Foundation organizes a national gathering of workplace activists, artists, and labor educators who are strengthening the movement with songs, poems, hip-hop, posters, cartoons, puppets, and more.

Once again the Great Labor Arts Exchange is part of the Labor Notes Conference and included in your registration. Labor arts workshops and performances will be woven throughout the weekend.

Arrive early for the maximum dose of labor culture! We'll get started ahead of the main conference, at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 18. Email info[at]laborheritage[dot]org to learn more.

Song, Poem, Drag, and Hip-Hop Contest:The Great Labor Arts Exchange's annual contest will be held live at Labor Notes. To enter the contest, fill out this form. Limit one entry per registered conference participant. Cash prizes are awarded by popular vote of the audience, and the winners perform in the Saturday night concert.


Labor Notes is enthusiastic about hosting inclusive, accessible events! To let us know your needs, contact Sarah at access[at]labornotes[dot]org. You can also find the answers to many questions here..

Covid Precautions:

To keep everyone safe, we are asking everyone to wear masks throughout the conference, though we cannot guarantee that everyone will abide by the request to mask. We recommend N95, KN95, KF94, or FFP2 masks, not just a plain surgical mask, because the research shows these are much more effective at reducing the transmission of Covid. Read more on this here.

Hotel Booking:

Reserve now. Rooms go fast! Our reserved rooms at the Hyatt and several other nearby hotels are already full, but you can still book rooms with hotels in the area. There are many hotels clustered in close walking distance in Rosemont. The conference is in the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont which is a short walk (0.5 miles) from the CTA's Rosemont Blue Line station, with connections throughout Chicago.

International Attendees:

Coming from somewhere other than the U.S. or Canada? Please fill out this form to help us with planning.


Click here for lots more practical details and frequently asked questions! If you don’t see the information you’re looking for, email conference[at]labornotes[dot]org or call 718-284-4144.


La conferencia de Labor Notes es el evento más grande de activistas, reformadores sindicales y todos trabajadores rebeldes. Regístrese antes del 1 de marzo para un descuento. ¡No se pierda esta conferencia llena de inspiración, educación y agitación!

Acompaña a miles de miembros sindicales, líderes y trabajadores activistas que están en la primera línea en nuestros lugares trabajo y nuestras comunidades, organizando a nuevos trabajadores y agitando juntos. Conozca a rebeldes de todas partes del país y del mundo entero.

Más de 200 reuniones y talleres que incluyen tácticas creativas de cómo organizarse, combatir la apatía, presentarse como candidato sindical, ganar un contrato laboral, negociar sobre la tecnología, ganar las quejas y revivir la huelga.

Organiza con trabajadores en tu sindicato, industria o campaña. Reunirse cara-a-cara para compartir tácticas y experiencias es fundamental para la Conferencia de Labor Notes. Participa en juntas de tu sindicato, comité o industria – o contactanos si quieres organizar una reunión.

CUÁNDO: Viernes, 19 de abril, 9 a.m a domingo, abril 21, 3 p.m.
A DONDE: El hotel Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Rosemont (Chicago), Illinois

Ahora puede ver todo el increíble programa de la conferencia en formato PDF.

“La conferencia de Labor Notes me dio acceso a entrenamientos, talleres y muchísima información para ser una mejor organizadora. Más importante, pude conectar con otros trabajadores combatiendo los mismos problemas que yo enfrento cada día. Esa colaboración, ese espíritu de solidaridad, es inestimable.”
– Sultana Adams, Conductora de autobús, ATU Local 192, San Pablo, California

“No puede esperar para la conferencia de 2024. Mucho está pasando en el movimiento sindical con nuevos líderes y nuevos comités. Labor Notes es donde podemos reunirnos para compartir ideas y animarnos para seguir el trabajo de transformar nuestros sindicatos para vencer los grandes problemas sociales y negociar para el bien de todos.”
– Diamonté Brown, presidenta del Baltimore Teachers Union, AFT Local 340

“Tenemos tanto que aprender unos de otros. Labor Notes ha sido esencial en ayudarnos a conectarnos para compartir experiencias, aprender de trabajadores que han estado en el movimiento sindical por años y hacer nuevas conexiones que podemos llevar a casa para fortalecer la democracia en el trabajo.”
– Paul Blundell, trabajador de Amazon, Philadelphia

"He asistido a muchas conferencias, pero solo en Labor Notes aprendí a construir la solidaridad internacional a través de las fronteras con otros trabajadores automotrices. Estoy emocionada por la conferencia de 2024 porque quiero unir los movimientos de justicia ambiental y laboral. Aunque intenten dividirnos, tenemos que encontrar una manera de trabajar juntos."
– Marcelina Pedraza, electricista de Ford, UAW Local 551, Chicago

Presentando el Great Labor Arts Exchange!

Cada año el Labor Heritage Foundation organiza un encuentro nacional de activistas laborales, artistas y maestros que fortalecen nuestro movimiento con canciones, poemas, hip-hop, carteles, dibujos, marionetas y más. ¡Llega temprano! No vas a querer perder todas las obras de arte de nuestro movimiento. Empezamos antes de la conferencia principal a las 2 p.m. el jueves 18 de abril. Para aprender más manda un correo electrónico a info[at]laborheritage[dot]org.

Concurso de canto, poesía y hip-hop:
El concurso anual de The Great Labor Arts Exchange se llevará a cabo en vivo este año en Labor Notes. Regístrate aquí para competir. Límite de una entrada por persona registrada. Todos pueden votar por su obra favorita, y los ganadores de voto popular recibirán un premio en efectivo y la oportunidad de presentarse en el concierto de sábado en la tarde.

Labor Notes está emocionado de tener una conferencia inclusiva y accesible. Déjanos saber cualquier acomodación que necesitas escribiendo a access[at]labornotes[dot]org. También puedes encontrar respuestas a preguntas comunes aquí.

Precauciones de covid:
Para asegurar la salud de todos, pedimos que todos usen cubrebocas. No podemos garantizar que todos sigan esta regla. Lee más aquí.

Reservaciones de hotel:
La conferencia se lleva a cabo en el hotel Hyatt Regency O’Hare, ubicado en 9300 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Rosemont, IL 60018, (847) 696-1234, un hotel sindical cerca del aeropuerto. (Encuéntralo en Google Maps). Nuestras habitaciones reservadas en el Hyatt y varios otros hoteles cercanos ya se llenaron, pero todavía puedes reservar en hoteles cerca del evento. El hotel Hyatt Regency está a 0.5 millas de la estación de metro Rosemont de la línea azul. El metro CTA tiene conexiones en todo Chicago.

Invitados Internacionales:
¿Vienes de algún lugar que no sea los Estados Unidos o Canadá? Por favor, llena este formulario para ayudarnos con nuestra planificación, y avísanos si te gustaría asistir a un tour de Chicago para recorrer su historia laboral.

¡Haga clic aquí para obtener más detalles y respuestas a preguntas comunes! Si no encuentra la información que busca, envíe un correo electrónico a conference[at]labornotes[dot]org o llame al 718-284-4144.