Detroit Troublemakers School

Event Date: 
December 03, 2016

Event at a Glance


December 03, 2016, 10:00 am




UAW Local 22, 4300 Michigan Ave. Detroit, MI

Conference Flyer

Online registration is now closed, but you can still attend the Detroit Troublemakers School! Show up at 9:30 and registration will be available at the door.

NEW Program Available Here

Detroit-area Troublemakers are gathering for a day of skill-building workshops that will help union members and labor activists build power on the job. We have some great new workshops inspired by our new book, Secrets of a Successful Organizer, Labor Notes' fastest-selling ever. 

When: December 3, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: UAW Local 22, 4300 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48210

Cost: $20, lunch included. Scholarships available (no one will be turned away for lack of funds).

9:30 a.m. Registration (Please arrive early so the agenda can start and end on time).

10:00 a.m. Plenary
Andrea Parker, Chicago Teachers Union
Vanessa Dawson, Detroit Federation of Teachers
George Windau, UAW Local 12, Chrysler

10:45 a.m. Morning Workshops
Secrets of a Successful Organizer: Beating Apathy
Running for Union Office
Building Labor Community Alliances 
Dealing With Difficult Supervisors

12:45 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. Afternoon Workshops
Secrets of a Successful Organizer: Turning an Issue Into a Campaign
Contract Campaigns From the Bottom Up
Social Justice Unionism

Secrets of a Successful Organizer: Mapping Your Workplace and Identifying Leaders

3:30 p.m. Wrap-Up

4:00 p.m. Adjourn for social hour nearby

For more info, contact Jane at 313-318-1171 or jane[at]labornotes[dot]org. Photo credit: Jim West,