Events

Labor Notes is pleased to present a series of free webinars taught by veteran Boston labor lawyer Robert M. Schwartz and hosted by Labor Notes staffer Bianca Cunningham. Thursday, July 9, 7pm EST. Topics will be taken from his bestselling Labor Notes guides to stewards' rights, just cause, Weingarten rights, and strikes. The first is entitled An Introduction to Just Cause and will be based on the book Just Cause: A Union Guide to Winning Disciplinary Grievances. »
The country has erupted in protests after the police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, from big cities to small-town America. Citywide coalitions are pushing to reduce funding for police and use the money for the many other public services that are always on the chopping block. How are union members and unions rising to the moment? Join a Labor Notes discussion Wednesday, June 24 at 8pm eastern time with: »
"reject austerity" in cursive
No sooner had the pandemic hit than the attack on public education—K12 through higher ed—began. Workers are being furloughed, jobs cut, and the "common sense" of online learning imposed. We are told that we have to tighten our belts and accept austerity measures. »
Hard fights are up ahead for educators, parents, students and our communities- from fighting back against looming budget cuts (and fighting for more funding) to resisting unsafe reopening of schools, it's going to take powerful collective action to defend public education. That has to start with educators talking to each other school by school district by district. »
Celebrate May Day with a discussion from leading labor voices about how we can build a radical working class response to the current crisis. This event is a fundraiser for Haymarket Books and Labor Notes. Haymarket Books is an independent, radical, non-profit publisher. Labor Notes is a media and organizing project that is the voice of union activists who want to put the movement back in the labor movement. »
The rescheduled in-person conference will be next year, April 16-18, 2021. Registration for the digital conference is now full. However, all the panels and workshops will be live streamed to the Labor Notes Facebook page. At the virtual conference, worker leaders and activists will discuss organizing strategies and the state of the labor movement during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. Virtual Conference Schedule Saturday, April 18, 2020 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. EDT »
Crowd of UTLA teachers on strike in January 2019
Dear friends, We are deeply disappointed to announce that the 2020 Labor Notes Conference, scheduled to take place April 17-19 in Chicago, has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Mark your calendar: The new date is April 16-18, 2021. Registration has not yet reopened. If you were already registered for the 2020 Conference, see below for options on how we should handle your registration fee. We will honor all refund requests. »
The Labor Notes Troublemakers School is coming to the Gulf Coast Region. 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. Program and speakers will be announced closer to the date of event. Where:  Corpus Christi Church 2022 Saint Bernard Avenue When:  Saturday, November 23rd. Arrive at 8:30 a.m. for registration, coffee, and light breakfast. Program begins at 9. »

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