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Labor Notes is a media and organizing project that has been the voice of union activists who want to put the movement back in the labor movement since 1979.

Through our magazine, website, books, conferences and workshops, we promote organizing, aggressive strategies to fight concessions, alliances with workers’ centers, and unions that are run by their members.

Labor Notes is also a network of rank-and-file members, local union leaders, and labor activists who know the labor movement is worth fighting for. We encourage connections between workers in different unions, workers centers, communities, industries, and countries to strengthen the movement—from the bottom up.

That movement is needed because workers are being hit hard by their employers. We have lower real wages, less job security, and smaller, weaker unions than our mothers and fathers did.

For the most part, our leaders are doing a poor job of navigating us through the crisis. Some can’t get beyond business-as-usual; others see the need to organize by the millions, but don't believe that workers themselves need to have a say in their unions. Some unions operate only to service their members’ bread and butter needs instead of encouraging their involvement in a movement to fight the employer offensive and transform our society.

With more than 30 years of movement building behind us, Labor Notes exists as a resource for leaders and union members who want to combat these trends and chart a new course for the labor movement.

- See more at: http://www.labornotes.org/about#sthash.wEDi873P.dpuf

About

Labor Notes is a media and organizing project that has been the voice of union activists who want to put the movement back in the labor movement since 1979.

Through our magazine, website, books, conferences and workshops, we promote organizing, aggressive strategies to fight concessions, alliances with workers’ centers, and unions that are run by their members.

Labor Notes is also a network of rank-and-file members, local union leaders, and labor activists who know the labor movement is worth fighting for. We encourage connections between workers in different unions, workers centers, communities, industries, and countries to strengthen the movement—from the bottom up.

That movement is needed because workers are being hit hard by their employers. We have lower real wages, less job security, and smaller, weaker unions than our mothers and fathers did.

For the most part, our leaders are doing a poor job of navigating us through the crisis. Some can’t get beyond business-as-usual; others see the need to organize by the millions, but don't believe that workers themselves need to have a say in their unions. Some unions operate only to service their members’ bread and butter needs instead of encouraging their involvement in a movement to fight the employer offensive and transform our society.

With more than 30 years of movement building behind us, Labor Notes exists as a resource for leaders and union members who want to combat these trends and chart a new course for the labor movement.

- See more at: http://www.labornotes.org/about#sthash.wEDi873P.dpuf


2016 Labor Notes Conference, April 1-3 in Chicago

April 01, 2016 to April 03, 2016

Mark your calendar now for the 2016 Labor Notes Conference! Worker activists from across the country and around the world will gather April 1-3, 2016, to share tactics, swap notes, and help put the movement back in the labor movement. We'll be back in Chicago, but in a bigger hotel: the Hyatt Regency O'Hare. Details on reserving rooms in our block will be available here closer to the date. Check back here for information to come on registration, workshops, and more. »

Indiana Troublemakers School

November 14, 2015

Indiana Troublemakers are gathering for a day of skill-building workshops, education, and strategy discussions for worker activists, union members, students, and community activists to put some movement back in the labor movement. »

Burlington Troublemaker School

October 31, 2015

Vermont Labor Solidarity and Labor Notes present a Mini-Troublemakers School: Building Activism in Our Unions When: Saturday, October 31, 10am-2pm Where: Vermont Workers Center, 294 North Winooski Ave., Burlington Register here! »

2015 New England Troublemakers School

October 24, 2015

Calling all New England Troublemakers! Budget cuts, corporate union-busting, and privatizing schemes are wreaking havoc on working people. Come to the New England Troublemakers School for a day of workshops and discussions on how to put the movement back in the labor movement. The school will be a great opportunity for union members, stewards, and community activists to share strategies and build the solidarity required to build a powerful fightback against corporate power. »

Bay Area Troublemakers School

October 17, 2015

Bay Area Troublemakers are gathering for a day of skill-building workshops, education, and strategy discussions for worker activists, union members, students, and community activists to put some movement back in the labor movement. Budget cuts, union-busting, privatization, and corporate outsourcing schemes are wreaking havoc on working people in the Bay Area and worldwide. We need a strong, fighting labor movement to take on these anti-worker attacks. »

- See more at: http://www.labornotes.org/events#sthash.XvtnkaRD.dpuf

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Mark your calendar now for the 2016 Labor Notes Conference! Worker activists from across the country and around the world will gather April 1-3, 2016, to share tactics, swap notes, and help put the movement back in the labor movement. We'll be back in Chicago, but in a bigger hotel: the Hyatt Regency O'Hare. Details on reserving rooms in our block will be available here closer to the date. Check back here for information to come on registration, workshops, and more. »
Indiana Troublemakers are gathering for a day of skill-building workshops, education, and strategy discussions for worker activists, union members, students, and community activists to put some movement back in the labor movement. »
Vermont Labor Solidarity and Labor Notes present a Mini-Troublemakers School: Building Activism in Our Unions When: Saturday, October 31, 10am-2pm Where: Vermont Workers Center, 294 North Winooski Ave., Burlington Register here! »
Calling all New England Troublemakers! Budget cuts, corporate union-busting, and privatizing schemes are wreaking havoc on working people. Come to the New England Troublemakers School for a day of workshops and discussions on how to put the movement back in the labor movement. The school will be a great opportunity for union members, stewards, and community activists to share strategies and build the solidarity required to build a powerful fightback against corporate power. »
Bay Area Troublemakers are gathering for a day of skill-building workshops, education, and strategy discussions for worker activists, union members, students, and community activists to put some movement back in the labor movement. Budget cuts, union-busting, privatization, and corporate outsourcing schemes are wreaking havoc on working people in the Bay Area and worldwide. We need a strong, fighting labor movement to take on these anti-worker attacks. »
- See more at: http://www.labornotes.org/events#sthash.kq1AERt7.dpuf

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