The country has erupted in protests after the police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, from big cities to small-town America. Citywide coalitions are pushing to reduce funding for police and use the money for the many other public services that are always on the chopping block. How are union members and unions rising to the moment? Join a Labor Notes discussion Wednesday, June 24 at 8pm eastern time with: »
"reject austerity" in cursive
No sooner had the pandemic hit than the attack on public education—K12 through higher ed—began. Workers are being furloughed, jobs cut, and the "common sense" of online learning imposed. We are told that we have to tighten our belts and accept austerity measures. »
Hard fights are up ahead for educators, parents, students and our communities- from fighting back against looming budget cuts (and fighting for more funding) to resisting unsafe reopening of schools, it's going to take powerful collective action to defend public education. That has to start with educators talking to each other school by school district by district. »
Celebrate May Day with a discussion from leading labor voices about how we can build a radical working class response to the current crisis. This event is a fundraiser for Haymarket Books and Labor Notes. Haymarket Books is an independent, radical, non-profit publisher. Labor Notes is a media and organizing project that is the voice of union activists who want to put the movement back in the labor movement. »
The rescheduled in-person conference will be next year, April 16-18, 2021. Registration for the digital conference is now full. However, all the panels and workshops will be live streamed to the Labor Notes Facebook page. At the virtual conference, worker leaders and activists will discuss organizing strategies and the state of the labor movement during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. Virtual Conference Schedule Saturday, April 18, 2020 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. EDT »
Crowd of UTLA teachers on strike in January 2019
We’ve set a date! Mark your calendar now: The next Labor Notes Conference will be held in Chicago, March 25-27, 2022. Visit for more details as it gets closer. Registration will open in the fall of 2021. We made the hard choice to postpone the 2020 Labor Notes Conference due to the coronavirus pandemic. The conference was originally scheduled to take place April 17-19, 2020, in Chicago. »
The Labor Notes Troublemakers School is coming to the Gulf Coast Region. 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. Program and speakers will be announced closer to the date of event. Where:  Corpus Christi Church 2022 Saint Bernard Avenue When:  Saturday, November 23rd. Arrive at 8:30 a.m. for registration, coffee, and light breakfast. Program begins at 9. »
Left half: woman with "on strike" sign; right half: woman leading workshop
It’s bigger than one workplace. Budget-cutting politicians and greedy corporations are pushing a coordinated agenda. Employers are looking to balance their budgets off the backs of workers, but workers are fighting back. Join Labor Notes and labor activists from around the area to strategize, share skills, and learn ways to organize to win. »