Chicago Troublemakers School

Event Date: 
August 20, 2016

Event at a Glance


August 20, 2016, 9:00 am


Regular Registration $25.00, Reduced Registration (student and low-income) $10.00


University of Illinois at Chicago, 700 S Halsted St, 60607 Chicago, IL

Conference Flyer

It's bigger than one workplace. Our bully mayor, billionaire governor, and greedy corporations in Illinois are pushing a coordinated agenda. They want to slash wages, abolish pensions, outsource jobs, and gut public services. We'll need unity to fight back and win.

But the good news is, among us we've got the creativity and knowhow to beat back the concessions and build a better city and state. That's why troublemakers from different unions and worker centers are coming together August 20 to build skills and share strategies.

Hear from local workers (and national guests) who've sat in and walked out. Learn how to take your community alliances to the next level. Expand your toolkit for grievances, contract campaigns, and community fights. Let's put some movement back in the labor movement!


Saturday, August 20 9 a.m.-4 p.m.


University of Illinois at Chicago, Student Center East. 750 S Halsted St Chicago, IL 60607

Workshops Include:

  • Secrets of a Successful Organizer: Beating Apathy
  • Secrets of a Successful Organizer: Turning an Issue Into a Campaign
  • Inside Campaigns: Workplace Tactics That Win
  • Planning and Winning Strikes
  • How to Get Your Message Out


Online registration is closed but walk ins are welcome.

$25 - Regular registration 
$10 - Student/low-income registration. (No one will be turned away for lack of funds.)

Lunch is included. Special: Add a one-year subscription to Labor Notes magazine for $15. That's half off the regular price!


Contact Samantha at samantha[at]labornotes[dot]org or (718) 284-4144 for more details.


Chicago Teachers Union, United Electrical Workers, Warehouse Workers for Justice, Chicago ACTS Local 4343, University Professionals of Illinois Local 4100, UIC United Faculty Local 6456, ATU Local 241, ATU Local 308, National Nurses United, SEIU Healthcare Illinois and Indiana.