Labor Notes News: So Many Workshops!

People sit around a big table, leaning in. One is drawing a workplace map on big paper, while another points something out. They're in a hotel conference room. Other table groups are visible behind them.

Participants mapped their workplace in an organizing workshop at the 2018 Labor Notes Conference. For the first time since Covid we are planning in-person Troublemakers Schools, coming up soon in Detroit and Philly. Photo: Jim West /

When a lot happens in the labor movement, a lot happens at Labor Notes. Visit for details on online workshops and stewards trainings, as well as in-person Troublemakers Schools. Some highlights:

Troublemakers Schools: Activists will gather for day-long workshops in Detroit on November 20 and Philadelphia on December 11. Masks and proof of Covid vaccine required.

Secrets of a Successful Organizer: A three-part series of online workshops based on our book will happen Mondays in November (15, 22, 29) and Thursdays in December (2, 9, 16).

Beat Back Bullying Bosses: The title says it all. Join longtime organizer Ellen David Friedman Tuesday, November 16.

Stewards Workshop: Using Grievances to Organize: Explore how to take your fight to the next level. Thursday, November 18.

Campus Workers Organizing Around Debt: Tuesday, November 30. Details to come.



Give $10 a month or more and get our "Fight the Boss, Build the Union" T-shirt.

Building a Caucus: Tuesday, December 7. Details to come.


Our “How to Strike and Win” Guide is out of print but available online at

Welcome back, Jonah!


We’re glad to welcome back Jonah Furman, who is off to a hot start with four articles in the November print issue of Labor Notes (subscribe here). Jonah worked with us in 2018, pitching in to build our big conference and cover the teachers’ uprising. Since then, among other roles, he’s served as the National Labor Organizer for Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign.

This month Jonah appeared on ABC News multiple times to talk about the John Deere strike. Follow him on Twitter @JonahFurman.