Bay Area Troublemakers School

Event Date: 
April 06, 2019
Four women carrying picket signs for AFSCME 3299 strike

Event at a Glance


April 06, 2019, 9:00 am


Berkeley City College, 2050 Center St, Berkeley, CA 94704

Conference Flyer

The Labor Notes Troublemakers School is coming back to the Bay!

Join union members and other local labor and community activists for a day of skill-building workshops, education, and strategy discussions to put some movement back in the labor movement.

Online registration is closed, walk in's are welcome at the door.

A light breakfast, lunch, and a copy of the Labor Notes classic A Troublemaker's Handbook 2 are included with registration.

Here's the schedule:

8:30 a.m Registration opens
9:00 a.m Morning Session
Karla Griego from United Teachers Los Angeles and Kampala Taiz-Rancifer from the Oakland Education Association on their strikes for the schools our communities deserve
Maricel Henderson, UNITE HERE Local 2 on Marriott workers striking so one job can be enough

10:15 am Morning Workshops:

Secrets of a Successful Organizer: Beating Apathy
Going on Offense: Thinking Big in Contract Campaigns
How to March on Your Boss and Other Creative Tactics
Bargaining Table Strategies
Organizing against Sexual Harassment and Assault
Solidarity with Immigrant Workers and Communities

12:15 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. Afternoon Workshops:
Secrets of a Successful Organizer: Assembling Your Dream Team
Secrets of a Successful Organizer: Turning an Issue into a Campaign
Race & Labor: Let's Talk About It
Bringing Community Demands to the Table
Assertive Grievance Handling
Lessons from the Teacher Strikes

3:30 p.m. Closing Session:
Bertha Perez from AFSCME Local 3299 on campus workers fighting inequality at the University of California
Brace Belden from the Anchor Steam organizing committee, ILWU on bringing brewery workers into the Bay Area labor movement.

Where: Berkeley City College, 2050 Center St, Berkeley, CA 94704

When: Saturday, April 6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Registration: $35 online, $40 at the door. Reduced registration $15.

Special: Add a half-price subscription to Labor Notes magazine! $15 for a full year (12 issues). That's 50% off the regular price!

There will also likely be other Labor Notes events around the weekend as well. Watch this space for more details.