Events

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! When: Saturday, December 8, 2018, 9 am-1 pm Where: University Hospital, 1500 East Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor Cost: $10 – Coffee and snacks included. $5 low-income. Full scholarships available. »
"Right-to-work" laws and the Supreme Court's Janus decision don't have to mean game-over for unions. In July, Labor Notes published an expanded special issue highlighting examples of how workers are building powerful unions despite a mandatory open shop—in schools, factories, buses, hospitals, oil refineries, grocery stores, post offices, and shipyards across the U.S. »
Despite heavy pressure from their employer and their own union leaders, rank-and-file Teamsters across the U.S. last week voted down the controversial tentative agreement at UPS, 54 percent no to 46 percent yes. Even UPS indicated it was ready to return to the table. But then Teamsters Package Division Director Denis Taylor announced he would exploit a constitutional loophole to declare this contract ratified. Teamster activists are calling on the union and the company to respect the majority vote and reopen negotiations. »
The Troublemakers School program is live! View here. Workshop descriptions are available here. Saturday, September 29, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The James Baldwin School, 351 W 18th St, Manhattan (between 8th and 9th Aves.) »
The conference schedule is now available! Click here (PDF) or here (interactive online schedule) to check out this year's fantastic lineup, by far our biggest ever, with 200 meetings, workshops, and main sessions. »
Are you beating your head against the wall trying to get your co-workers involved? Are you worried about how your union will fare under Right-To-Work? Come to these workshops that help organizers and activists build power on the job! Agenda:  9:30 a.m Registration 10:00 Welcome Speaker, WeRoc: Desiree Conyers 10:30am-12pm Morning WorkshopsOne-on-one ConversationsContract Campaigns 12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch and Networking 1:00pm-3pm* Workshop: Building Your Union under Right-To-Work-for-Less »
Union members and activists in Japan are organizing Troublemakers Schools in Tokyo (November 11-12) and Osaka/Kyoto (November 18-19). Using Labor Notes' Secrets of a Successful Organizer book, participants will learn how to identify fellow leaders, build a winning leadership team, and plot a shop floor campaign. For more information, contact Matt Noyes: mn[at]rollingearth[dot]org. »
Are you beating your head against the wall trying to get your co-workers involved? These workshops are for you. Join us Saturday, October 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Eastern Michigan University. Please choose one of two workshops:  1. Turning an Issue into a Campaign: Everybody has complaints, but an organizer has the skills to turn problems into opportunities. Learn how to sort out the issues you hear from co-workers, recognize the ones that have organizing potential, and bring people together to make an escalating plan to solve the problem.  OR »

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