Twin Cities Troublemakers School

Event Date: 
October 08, 2022
a crowd of educators wearing coats and matching blue MFT knit hats hold picket signs and a banner that reads "districts refuse to pay for ESPs, our children need heroes."

Event at a Glance


October 08, 2022, 10:00 am




Metro State University St. Paul, MN

Bringing together union members, labor activists, and local officers, a Troublemakers School is an incredible space for networking, building solidarity, and sharing successes, strategy, and inspiration. It’s a real shot in the arm for newbies and seasoned activists alike.

Members who attend will get inspired. Hear speakers from the front lines of recent struggles.

They’ll also get trained. The 1 day conference features interactive workshops, panels and meetings, ranging from crucial basic skills like helping your colleagues beat apathy to advanced topics like organizing to strike, planning a contract campaign, and strategizing against corporate decision-makers.

The event begins Saturday, October 8, at Metro State University. Registration in Founders Hall (park in the parking garage off of Maria Ave). Map here.

9:00-9:45am: Registration and light breakfast
10:00-11:00am: Opening Session
11:15-12:45pm: Workshop Block A
12:45-1:45: box lunches
2:00-3:30pm: Workshop Block B
3:45-5:00pm: Closing Session: Strikes!

5:30pm-7:30pm Food trucks (Soul Lao and Fruci Luci ice cream, others TBD), drinks, and live music at the East Side Freedom Library.

Registration fee (covers parking, coffee, lunch, interpretation, childcare):
$55 - Registration plus a HALF OFF subscription to Labor Notes ($15)
$40 - Regular registration
$25 - Hardship rate registration (choose if you need)

Spanish interpretation and childcare included. Please email Sarah[at]labornotes[dot]org if you or your members/colleagues can use interpretation, childcare, or other accessibility accommodations.

Questions? Ideas? Want to get involved? Email Sarah at sarah[at]labornotes[dot]org

To register, select your registration option from the dropdown box and click "Add to Cart." Then, click the shopping cart at the top of the page and follow the checkout instructions.

To register multiple people: follow the instructions above, and then change the "Quantity" in the shopping cart. We will send you a group registration form to fill out.

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