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SAVE THE DATE!2020 LABOR NOTES CONFERENCEAPRIL 17-19, 2020CHICAGO, ILLINOIS We're excited to announce that the next Labor Notes Conference will take place April 17-19, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, Illinois. »
Join union members, labor activists, and community organizers for a day of skill-building and strategy discussions to create a stronger workers’ movement. WHEN: Saturday April 6 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. WHERE: Pacific NW Carpenters Institute, 4222 NE 158th Ave, Portland OR Workshops on: Secrets of a Successful Organizer, contract campaigns, building labor-community alliances, defending our unions, new worker organizing, and lots more! Registration: $10. Registration fee includes a light breakfast, coffee, lunch, and workshop materials. »
Four women carrying picket signs for AFSCME 3299 strike
The Labor Notes Troublemakers School is coming back to the Bay! Join union members and other local labor and community activists for a day of skill-building workshops, education, and strategy discussions to put some movement back in the labor movement. A light breakfast, lunch, and a copy of the Labor Notes classic A Troublemaker's Handbook 2 are included with registration. We will have a full agenda for the school, including workshops and plenaries, as we get closer. »
Saturday, March 23, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Plumbers and Steamfitters Building, 701 W. State St., Ithaca, NY Upstate New York troublemakers are planning a day of skill-building workshops, education, and strategy discussions to put some movement back in the labor movement. This school will be a great opportunity for union members and labor activists to share strategies and build the solidarity required in these tough times. »
Click here to register. In the past six months, over 50 workers, students, and labor activists in China have been arrested or disappeared by the government. Their crime? Supporting workers at the Jasic welding equipment factory in their legal efforts to form a union. »
Come celebrate 40 years of making trouble with Labor Notes at our anniversary issue release party in New York City on February 1st. There will be speakers from four generations of troublemaking, cash bar, dance party! SPECIAL GUEST: Arlene Inouye, Secretary and Bargaining Chair of United Teachers Los Angeles. Arlene will join us in person to celebrate and share the lessons of L.A. teachers' victorious 6-day strike. WHEN: Friday, February 1st, 7:00 p.m. »
35,000 teachers in Los Angeles are out on strike to take on the privatization agenda of Austin Beutner, the former investment banker and current Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District. The United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) are demanding a pay increase, smaller class sizes, more funding for counselors, social workers, and nurses and a moratorium on charter school expansion. The school district is hoping to hold on to their $1.9 billion in reserves and continue defunding, dismantling, and privatizing L.A.'s 900 public schools. »
Labor might be on the ropes, but it still knows how to throw a punch. 2018 saw thousands of teachers, campus workers, and hotel workers hit the streets in support of bold demands. What does it take to strike and win in the new Gilded Age? Join Labor Notes Assistant Editor Dan DiMaggio on Monday, December 17, at 9:00 p.m. EST for a video conference call with activists on the front lines of some of 2018's biggest labor fights. Participants: »

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