Budget cuts, union-busting, privatization, and corporate outsourcing schemes are wreaking havoc on working people in the DC Metro Area and worldwide. We need a strong, fighting labor movement to take on these anti-worker attacks. Labor activists in the DC Metro Area are planning a day of skill-building workshops, education, and strategy discussions to strengthen the local labor movement with rank-and-file worker power! Scroll down to register now! »
Calling All Troublemakers! Vermont Labor Solidarity Committee and Labor Notes present... Vermont Troublemakers School 2014 When: Sunday, November 9, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Rowell Hall, University of Vermont, 106 Carrigan Drive, Burlington »
San Diego Troublemakers plan a day of skill-building workshops, education and strategy discussions to put the movement back in the labor movement. »
Join us for a discussion of Labor Notes' new book, How to Jump-Start Your Union: Lessons from the Chicago Teachers, with a presentation from Labor Notes author Mark Brenner. How to Jump-Start Your Union tells how activists transformed their union by engaging their co-workers and neighbors and unleashing the smarts of rank-and-file members. Readers will learn how Chicago teachers worked with their communities, organized a caucus, ran for office, rebuilt a stewards network, trained new leaders, ran a contract campaign, and went on strike. »
Gainesville Troublemakers plan a day of skill-building workshops, education and strategy discussions to put the movement back in the labor movement. »
Wednesday, September 10. Back to school: What better time to swap stories and campaign updates with your favorite local troublemakers, including the authors of How to Jump-Start Your Union: Lessons from the Chicago Teachers? Join us for a friendly get-together with Labor Notes friends and staff at the bar Dark Horse NYC (serves food too) at 17 Murray St., downtown near City Hall. (A/C to Chambers, 2/3 to Park Place.) »
Thursday, August 7: What's the latest on this summer's top local labor fights? And what lessons can we draw from the 2012 Chicago Teachers strike? Join Seattle-area labor activists and Labor Notes author Samantha Winslow for a round-table discussion on how we can move organizing forward together. Panelists: Samantha Winslow, Labor Notes, author, How to Jump-Start Your Union: Lessons from the Chicago Teachers David Yao, APWU-Seattle vice president, on the struggle to save the Postal Service from privatization »
The 2014 Labor Notes Conference was the largest yet. Though labor’s official numbers are declining, its troublemaking wing seems to be gaining confidence. »

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