Detroit Labor Notes Training

April 08, 2017
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April 08, 2017, 10:00 am




Wayne State University (more details coming soon!) Detroit, MI

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If you missed Labor Notes' super-successful Detroit Troublemakers School in December—here's a second chance!

And for those of you who were there—you all said you wished your co-workers had come, too. Invite them now!

On Saturday, April 8, from 10 a.m. to noon, we'll be holding two simultaneous classes at Wayne State University. Choose either:

Building the Union in a Right-to-Work Environment, with Chris Brooks of the Labor Notes staff


Building a Dream Team (Finding Leaders and Mapping Your Workplace)


Chris has years of experience as a union organizer in right-to-work Tennessee, where he also worked with rank-and-file auto workers in their organizing drive at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga.

These workshops are designed to improve your organizing skills, from convincing your co-workers, to targeting management in the right way, to making an action plan. Future leaders are there in your workplace, waiting to be asked.

Afterwards, we'll go out to eat at a nearby restaurant to digest what we've learned.

Location: Location: Wayne State University, State Hall, Rooms 218-219.

Useful info:

Please arrive at 9:30 for registration and to browse our books and t-shirts. Classes will start promptly at 10 a.m.

State Hall is at 5143 Cass Ave. (corner of Putnam), one block north of Warren. It's very easy to find, a red-and-white-ish flat-roofed building right across from the Detroit Public Library. Rooms 218-219 are on the second floor. Take the stairs near either entrance. There is an elevator.

You can park in Wayne State's Parking Structure #6, on Putnam, just east of Cass. It's expensive: probably $9 for the time you'll be in the classes. Daily maximum is $10 (which would cover your time at lunch afterward as well). Cash or credit cards accepted.

You can also park on the street using the meters/kiosks (coins or credit card), for $1 an hour, but the maximum allowed is two hours—and they do ticket aggressively. You can extend the two-hour maximum remotely via cellphone if you pay using the city's ParkMobile app.

Afterwards, we'll go out to eat at Sweet Lorraine's Mac n' Brewz, a short block away, to digest what we've learned. Mac 'n cheese, wraps, salads, beer and wine.


Please invite your co-workers, and save the date!