Iowa Troublemakers School

Event Date: 
April 22, 2023

Event at a Glance


April 22, 2023, 9:00 am




Iowa Memorial Union, 125 N Madison St, Iowa City, IA 52245 Iowa City, IA

Photo: Chris Laursen

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 one-day conference features interactive workshops, panels and meetings, ranging from crucial basic skills like helping your colleagues beat apathy to advanced topics like winning first contracts and running for union office.

When: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2023
Where: Iowa Memorial Union, 125 N Madison St, Iowa City, IA 52245

Workshops will cover topics such as:

  • Beating Apathy
  • Turning an Issue into a Campaign
  • What Makes a Democratic Rank-and-File Union
  • Building a Contract Campaign
  • Strikes!
  • New Organizing
  • Race and Labor
  • ...and more!

Workshops and schedule subject to change! Detailed program to come.

Registration fee (covers event registration and lunch):
$40 - Regular registration
$15 - Low-income/student rate registration (choose if you need)

Questions? Ideas? Want to get involved? Email Courtney courtney[at]labornotes[dot]org or Jonah jonah[at]labornotes[dot]org

Let us know of any childcare, language, or accessibility needs.

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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