Our friends at Labor Notes are having the premier union conference and workshops in NYC this Saturday. Labor Notes is an organization that is dedicated to rank-and-file members, local union leaders, and labor activists who know the labor movement is worth fighting for. They encourage connections between workers in different unions, workers centers, communities, industries, and countries to strengthen the movement—from the bottom up. MORE’s own Julie Cavanagh will be in attendance and making a brief speech, as well as many other members of MORE. We encourage you to register for this great chance to learn union and community organizing from experienced activists.
Register Today: New York City Troublemakers School, May 18
Join us for a day of skill-building workshops, education, and strategydiscussions to put some movement back in the labor movement.
With Cablevision technician Lawrence Hendrickson on CWA’s struggle for a first contract, intensive care nurse Julie Semente on her union’s effort to stop the closure of Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital, and Chicago Teachers Union member Nate Rasmussen on their strike last fall and the continuing effort to rescue public education in Chicago.
Also with Josh Freeman on Lessons from New York Labor History; Dave Newman of NYCOSH on an Organizing Approach to Health and Safety; Labor law expert Robert Schwartz on Just Cause: How to Win Discipline Cases; and a discussion ofAfter Bloomberg: A Union Agenda for New York City.
Plus workshops and panels on:
Dealing with Difficult Supervisors
Secrets of a Successful Organizer
Roots of the Public Sector Budget Crisis
Raising Wages for Low-Wage Workers
Labor-Community Alliances Done Right
Using Direct Action to Get Results
When: Saturday, May 18, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: The High School for Health Professions and Human Services, 345 E 15th St, Manhattan (between 1st and 2nd Aves.)