Portland Troublemakers School

Event Date: 
April 06, 2019

Event at a Glance


April 06, 2019, 9:00 am




Pacific NW Carpenters Institute, 4222 NE 158th Ave Portland, OR

Conference Flyer

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.

It’s bigger than one workplace. From teachers to truck drivers and dockworkers to dietitians, greedy corporations are pushing a coordinated agenda to slash wages, abolish pensions, outsource jobs, and gut public services. We’ll need unity to fight back and win.

Activists from across the Pacific Northwest 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.

Saturday April 6
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Pacific NW Carpenters Institute
4222 NE 158th Ave
Portland OR

Special guests:

  • Arlene Inouye, Secretary and Bargaining Chair of United Teachers Los Angeles
  • Barbara Madeloni, Labor Notes Education Coordinator and former president of the Massachusetts Teachers Association

Workshops include:

  • Turning an Issue into a Campaign
  • Bargaining for the Common Good
  • Creating a Member-Driven Union
  • Organizing a Union in Your Workplace
  • Striking for the Schools Our Students Deserve
  • Building an Inclusive, Harassment-free Workplace

Registration: $10. Registration fee includes a light breakfast, coffee, lunch, and workshop materials.

Special: Add a half-price subscription (12 issues of Labor Notes magazine) for just $15 more!

Childcare stipends, transportation, and Spanish translation available.
Email: labornotespdx[at]gmail[dot]com or call 971-998-7340.

Sponsoring unions:

  • AFSCME Local 88
  • Amalgamated Transit Union 757
  • Carpenters Local 1503
  • ILWU Local 4
  • Laborers Local 483
  • Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals
  • Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters
  • Portland Association of Teachers
  • Reynolds Education Association
  • SEIU Local 503
  • Teamsters Local 206
  • UA Local 290
  • Washington Education Association – Riverside

Sponsoring unions are covering the cost to register their members. If your union is among those listed above, please contact someone at your union to get yourself on the list! Unions or other groups that want to register multiple people should reach out to Labor Notes directly by calling the New York office at 718-284-4144 or emailing al[at]labornotes[dot]org.