2015 New England Troublemakers School

Event Date: 
October 24, 2015

Event at a Glance


October 24, 2015, 9:00 am


Quinsigamond Community College, 670 W Boylston St. Worcester, MA

Conference Flyer

Calling all New England Troublemakers! Budget cuts, corporate union-busting, and privatizing schemes are wreaking havoc on working people.

Come to the New England Troublemakers School for a day of workshops and discussions on how to put the movement back in the labor movement. The school will be a great opportunity for union members, stewards, and community activists to share strategies and build the solidarity required to build a powerful fightback against corporate power.


$20, lunch included. Low-income/student/unemployed registration option $10. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Información en español disponible aquí.


Saturday, October 24
Registration starts at 9:30 a.m.
Event: 9:30am - 4:00 p.m.


Quinsigamond Community College, 670 W Boylston St. Worcester, MA
The campus entrance is on Boylston Street/Route 12.

Conference registration and plenary sessions will be in the Harrington Learning Center. Classrooms are in adjacent the Surprenant Building.
Parking is free on campus in the student parking lot. (see campus map)


Registration 9:30 a.m.
(coffee and light snacks)

Opening Plenary 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Barbara Madeloni (President, Massachusetts Teachers Association) On fighting corporate education reform and building a social justice union.
Mark Brenner (Labor Notes) On putting the movement back in the labor movement.

Morning Workshops: 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Your Legal Rights on the Job
Labor Community Alliances
Assertive Grievance Handling

Lunch 1:00 p.m.
(In the Harrington Learning Center, included with registration)

Afternoon Workshops: 2:15 - 3:45 p.m.
Roots of the Public Sector Budget Crisis
Secrets of a Successful Organizer
Contract Campaigns that Win

Closing Plenary: 3:45 - 4 p.m.

Questions: contact Dan DiMaggio, (718) 284-4144, dan[at]labornotes[dot]org.