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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. »
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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. »
Come celebrate 40 years of making trouble with Labor Notes at our anniversary issue release party in New York City on February 1st.
There will be speakers from four generations of troublemaking, cash bar, dance party!
SPECIAL GUEST: Arlene Inouye, Secretary and Bargaining Chair of United Teachers Los Angeles. Arlene will join us in person to celebrate and share the lessons of L.A. teachers' victorious 6-day strike.
WHEN: Friday, February 1st, 7:00 p.m. »
35,000 teachers in Los Angeles are out on strike to take on the privatization agenda of Austin Beutner, the former investment banker and current Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District.
The United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) are demanding a pay increase, smaller class sizes, more funding for counselors, social workers, and nurses and a moratorium on charter school expansion. The school district is hoping to hold on to their $1.9 billion in reserves and continue defunding, dismantling, and privatizing L.A.'s 900 public schools. »
Labor might be on the ropes, but it still knows how to throw a punch. 2018 saw thousands of teachers, campus workers, and hotel workers hit the streets in support of bold demands. What does it take to strike and win in the new Gilded Age?
Join Labor Notes Assistant Editor Dan DiMaggio on Monday, December 17, at 9:00 p.m. EST for a video conference call with activists on the front lines of some of 2018's biggest labor fights.
Are you ready to organize your co-workers to win victories at work? These workshops are for you. Learn the basics of organizing and creating a winning plan, based on the popular book Secrets of a Successful Organizer. Learn the time-tested methods that work!
Saturday, December 8, 2018, 9 am-1 pm
University Hospital, 1500 East Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor
$10 – Regular Registration. $5 low-income. Full scholarships available.
"Right-to-work" laws and the Supreme Court's Janus decision don't have to mean game-over for unions.
In July, Labor Notes published an expanded special issue highlighting examples of how workers are building powerful unions despite a mandatory open shop—in schools, factories, buses, hospitals, oil refineries, grocery stores, post offices, and shipyards across the U.S. »