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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"
In the Meantime… We can’t get together yet, but we’d love to see you. April 2021 is going to be a month of troublemaking, with online workshops and webinars throughout the month. Stay tuned: more information coming soon. 2022 Labor Notes Conference March 25-27, 2022 Chicago, Illinois »
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. »
Detroiters 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. »
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? »
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. »
THIS WORKSHOP IS AT CAPACITY AND REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. Keep an eye on your email for upcoming steward workshops! 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 Wednesday, October 13, from 7-9pm Eastern/6-8pm Central/5-7pm Mountain/4-6pm Pacific. Stewards are the backbone of every union, defending their co-workers when they are needed most. »
REGISTRATION FOR THE OCTOBER WORKSHOP SERIES IS CLOSED. LOOK FOR MORE IN DECEMBER. 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 Tuesdays from 8pm-10pm ET (5pm-7pm PT) on October 5, 12, and 19. We are asking you to attend all three workshops in the series. »

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