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Health care workers outdoors in U of Michigan Medical Center coats. Person in front wears a colorful mask and smiles right into the camera. Behind, person holds signs "PPE OVER PROFIT" and "#HAILToTheFrontLine"
Stay tuned: more information coming soon. 2022 Labor Notes Conference March 25-27, 2022 Chicago, Illinois Mark your calendar now for the next Labor Notes Conference! We're booked once again at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, Illinois. Watch this website for more details. Registration will open this fall. »
Philadelphia-area unionists are planning a day of skill-building workshops, education, and strategy discussions to put some movement back in the labor movement. The goal is to help workers get active in resisting management attacks—and taking the fight on the offensive. In other words: to make “good trouble.” The school will be a great opportunity for union members and other workplace activists to share strategies and build the solidarity required in these tough times. Workshop materials and plentiful snacks are included with cost of registration. »
This School is sponsored by AAUP-AFT Local 6075 along with Labor Notes. We are planning a day of skill-building workshops, education, and strategy discussions to put some movement back in the labor movement. The goal is to help workers get active in resisting management attacks—in other words, to make “good trouble.” The school will be a great opportunity for union members and other workplace activists to share strategies and build the solidarity required in these tough times. Workshop materials and plentiful snacks are included with cost of registration. »
Note: This workshop is intended for stewards and has limited space. Please register only if you are a steward, officer, or are interested in becoming a steward! The workshop will be held on Thursday, November 18th from 8-9:30pm ET/7-8:30pm Central/6-7:30pm Mountain/5-6:30pm Pacific. Grievances are a fundamental part of being a union steward, and there's a whole set of skills and knowledge that stewards should have to be effective at tackling them. But what about when grievances aren't enough? Or aren't the best way to go? »
This workshop has limited capacity, so sign up now at the bottom of this page! Bullying bosses can turn our daily work lives into nightmares. Whether you have a boss who's a toxic micro-manager, who shouts and demeans, who's erratic and unpredictable, who is divisive and sets co-workers up against each other, or who is sexist or racist... these are indignities that are wrong and should be challenged. But how? »
Join us for our Secrets of a Successful Organizer training series: These are based on our widely-acclaimed book, Secrets of a Successful Organizer. These trainings will be held via Zoom. The sessions will run Mondays from 7:30pm-9:30pm ET (4:30pm-6:30pm PT) on November 15, 22, 29. We are asking you to attend all three workshops in the series. »
This is the second in a series of on-line workshops for higher education workers about how to organize around campus debt. In our first session, Campus Debt: Debunking Myths and Organizing for Action, we saw how campus debt damages our higher education institutions, adds to student debt, and shapes our institutions to the needs of Wall Street not the public good. As one participant noted, they had not before thought through the power relationships entailed in debt. And we began to explore how to undo some of the myths that surround debt and limit our imagination and demands. »
For decades, members of the United Auto Workers and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters have struggled to turn their iconic unions into democratic organizations that are ready to fight the boss. This November, two landmark campaigns—the 2021 Teamsters election and the UAW "one member, one vote" referendum—will steer the course of these unions for generations to come. »

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