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Forty-nine thousand auto workers are on strike at General Motors in the largest private sector strike since the last time union and company clashed, in 2007. Now, there is a tentative agreement with the company.
In this webinar, rank-and-file autoworkers will debate whether to support the agreement and go back to work, or vote it down and stay out on the picket lines in the hope of achieving something better. »
Labor Notes and the International Labour Rights Forum are co-hosting a webinar on October 17 at 9:00 p.m. EST on how labor activists across Asia are building power in the face of multinational corporations.
What are the opportunities and challenges for strengthening solidarity across the region? How can we organize in our own unions to build a movement that can tackle rising inequality across borders? How is state repression impacting how activists organize?
These are some of the questions we hope to discuss with activists from Japan, Myanmar, and the Philippines. »
It’s bigger than one workplace. Budget-cutting politicians and greedy corporations are pushing a coordinated agenda. Employers are looking to balance their budgets off the backs of workers, but workers are fighting back. Join Labor Notes and labor activists from around the area to strategize, share skills, and learn ways to organize to win. Troublemakers Schools are day-long mini-conferences that cover organizing skills and highlight real-world examples of taking on the boss - and winning. »
Sunday, September 15 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
University of Kansas, Wescoe Hall
1445 Jayhawk Blvd, Lawrence, Kansas
Kansas union and worker center activists 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. »
Online registration is closed but walk-ins are welcome.
Chicago troublemakers are planning a day of skill-building workshops, education, and strategy discussions to put some movement back in the labor movement.
Check out the event program here!
This school will be a great opportunity for union members, stewards, and activists to share strategies and build the solidarity required in these tough times.
Workshops will include: »
The agenda for the Labor Notes Asia Conference is now available online in English.
Due to the strong interest in the conference, registration is now closed.
For questions or more information, please contact Kevin Lin, International Labor Rights Forum.
Building International Solidarity and Defending Labor Activists in Asia
Online registration is now closed, but it's not too late to attend the event! Show up Saturday morning and you can register at the door.
View the program here.
8:30 am-Registration Opens
9:00 am- Morning Plenary - Lori Burris, Oklahoma Education Association on their statewide teachers strike
- Stephanie Kopnang, UNITE HERE, on airport sky chefs voting to strike for a fair contract »
Are you ready to organize your co-workers to win victories at work? These workshops are for you. Learn the basics of organizing and creating a winning plan, based on the popular book Secrets of a Successful Organizer. Learn the time-tested methods that work!
Saturday, June 22, 2019, 9:30 am-5:30 pm
BNH Community Hall 5024 Rumble St Burnaby, B.C.