Philadelphia Troublemakers School 2021

Event Date: 
December 11, 2021

Event at a Glance


December 11, 2021, 12:00 pm

Conference Flyer


Philadelphia-area unionists are planning a day of skill-building workshops, education, and strategy discussions to put some movement back in the labor movement. The goal is to help workers get active in resisting management attacks—and taking the fight on the offensive. In other words: to make “good trouble.”

The school will be a great opportunity for union members and other workplace activists to share strategies and build the solidarity required in these tough times.

Workshop materials and plentiful snacks are included with cost of registration.

Adhering to Labor Notes' in-person event policy, participants must show proof of vaccination against Covid and wear a mask in public spaces.

WHEN: Saturday, December 11, 12pm-5pm

WHERE: AFSCME District Council 33, 3001 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

COST: We have a sliding scale for registration: $25 regular registration, $15 reduced registration, $40 for regular registration plus a one-year subscription to Labor Notes magazine. Walk-in registrations are welcome!

Workshop topics will include:
•Beating Apathy
•Turning an Issue into a Campaign
•Contract Campaigns
•Austerity Economics and Bargaining for the Common Good
•Finding Leaders and Mapping Your Workplace
•and more!

Full program and workshop descriptions available soon.

Agenda (subject to change!)
11:00 registration
12:00-12:30 opening main session
12:30-2:30 first workshop track
2:30-2:45 break
2:45-4:30 second workshop track
4:30-5:00 closing main session

Getting there

Public Transit: The space is a short walk from 30th Street Station and is served by several bus routes.

Parking: Parking for the event is on LOWER Walnut St. between S 31st and S 30th streets. LIMITED free parking is in front of the D.C. 33 building on Lower Walnut on a first come, first serve basis. There is also a paid lot across the street at Penn Park which has a $15 all-day rate.

INTERESTED IN HELPING OUT? HAVE IDEAS FOR PROGRAM? HAVE A BIG GROUP YOU WANT TO BRING? Email: joe[at]labornotes[dot]org for more information, including how your local can sponsor an aspect of the school.