The Annual Labor Notes Conference is the largest gathering of grassroots union activist, worker center leaders and other troublemakers out there. This year it will be held in Chicago from April 4-6. Meet labor activists from around the country and around the world. “Attend meetings and workshops on organizing, beating apathy, running for local union office, winning contract campaigns, bargaining over technology etc. If any UAW Local 2322 member is interested in going the please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org. UAW 2322 will cover most or all of the cost for a select group of member activists to attend. Please contact us by February 1, 2014 to apply for this scholarship.
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We’ll Be There
I’ll be at the Labor Notes conference because it gives me a sense that we are not alone; we are organizing the workforce in the U.S., making connections. Right now in Chicago we are busy fighting against privatization of public education. It’s a long fight, something that’s taking up a lot of time and effort, but it’s paying off. Al Ramirez – Chicago Teachers Union
I’ve gone to the last three Labor Notes conferences. Every time they are fresh and new and yet you get to see old friends and activists from around the country. I’ve gotten a lot of innovative ideas. One year we learned from building trades folks in California how to create an apprenticeship council. And I just love the camaraderie. Planning for the conference is also a way to organize—we have brought new members and budding activists. I’ve never just gone by myself. Amy Sprengelmeyer – UA Local 290 Pipefitter, Portland
Here in New York, nurses are hard at work building a union that can stand up for our members and our patients. And we couldn’t do it without Labor Notes! We’ll be at the 2014 Labor Notes Conference to share strategies and build connections with activists from around the country. It’s a concentrated dose of energy and inspiration you won’t want to miss. Karine Raymond – New York State Nurses Association
Plus, members to attend from: Amalgamated Transit Union American Postal Workers Union ARISE Chicago Worker Center Coalition of Immokalee Workers Farm Labor Organizing Committee Jobs with Justice Longshore Workers Coalition Madison Teachers, Inc. National Domestic Workers Alliance National Taxi Workers Alliance Railroad Workers United Restaurant Opportunities Centers United SEIU Healthcare Illinois & Indiana Teamsters for a Democratic Union Transnational Information Exchange Global Transport Workers Local 100 United Teachers of Los Angeles and many more