The ivory tower of academia does not protect its workers. Across the country, austerity politics are bleeding colleges and universities dry, opening the door for the corporate takeover of higher education. But, like their colleagues in elementary and secondary education, higher education workers are fighting back.
Join Labor Notes staff member Barbara Madeloni on Tuesday, May 7 at 8:00 p.m. EST for a video webinar during which we will hear from students, faculty, and staff about how they are organizing for power and winning on campuses across the country. »
Conversations with Troublemakers: Organizing for the Common Good
The strike is back! More workers walked off the job last year than any year since 1986. Teachers and nurses are at the forefront of this upsurge, and they're using their workplace leverage to advocate not only for themselves, but also for their patients, their students, and the public. Join Labor Notes organizer Chris Brooks as we discuss how winning a better world requires collective action on the job.
Online registration is now closed, but it's not too late to attend the Troublemakers School! Just show up by 9 a.m. to register at the door.
Check out the schedule for the day and the workshop descriptions. »
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: »
Detroit troublemakers are planning a day of skill-building workshops, education, and strategy discussions to put some movement back in the labor movement.
This school will be a great opportunity for union members, stewards, and activists to share strategies and build the solidarity required in these tough times.
A light breakfast, lunch, and workshop materials are provided with cost of registration.
WHEN: Saturday, March 30, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
WHERE: Wayne State University, DeRoy Auditorium, 5203 Cass Ave, Detroit »
Click here to register.
Since 1979, Labor Notes has been home to the troublemaking wing of the labor movement. The pages of our magazine are filled with the stories of workers who are working to transform their unions, to take on the boss, to fight for racial justice. »
Saturday, March 23, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Plumbers and Steamfitters Building,
701 W. State St., Ithaca, NY
Upstate New York troublemakers are planning a day of skill-building workshops, education, and strategy discussions to put some movement back in the labor movement.
This school will be a great opportunity for union members and labor activists to share strategies and build the solidarity required in these tough times. »
Click here to register.
In the past six months, over 50 workers, students, and labor activists in China have been arrested or disappeared by the government. Their crime? Supporting workers at the Jasic welding equipment factory in their legal efforts to form a union. »