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Wow! In our new video released last Friday, rank-and-file activists offered you a taste of the education, agitation, and inspiration you’ll find at the 2016 Labor Notes Conference.


Your response has been amazing. Over the weekend, hundreds of you registered to attend this year’s Conference. The registrations are pouring in from across the country and around the world.


Let’s keep this momentum going. We’re extending the Early Bird Special ($45 off) through Wednesday, February 17.


Labor got an even bigger surprise over the weekenda shakeup on the Supreme Court that could be a game-changer for the public sector. How will your union respond? Start by coming to Labor Notes, where you’ll meet strategists and frontline activists in every industry who are charting the future of our movement.


You don’t want to miss it. See you in Chicago!






April 1-3, 2016

Hyatt Regency O’Hare, Chicago


Get in touch with the labor movement’s fighting spirit! Labor Notes’ biennial Conferences are the biggest gatherings out there of grassroots union activists, worker center leaders, and all-around troublemakers.

  • Exchange stories and strategies with thousands of union members, officers, and labor activists who are on the front lines in our workplaces and our communities, organizing new workers and agitating together. Meet troublemakers from around the country and around the world.
  • More than 100 meetings and workshops include creative organizing tactics, beating apathy, running for local union office, winning contract campaigns, bargaining over technology, understanding the economy, life after “right to work,” and reviving the strike.
  • Organize with others in your union, industry, or campaign. Face-to-face meetings to share tactics and swap notes are the heart of the Labor Notes Conference. Join an existing industry, union, or caucus meeting—or contact us to set one up.

Don’t miss a weekend of education, agitation, and inspiration!







“The Labor Notes Conference is where union members come together to strategize. Last time we had really productive conversations on how labor and the community are tied together, how to fight privatization, and how unions can connect to wider issues affecting members, like Black Lives Matter. I’ll be there to talk about what’s next.”

Tammie Vinson, Chicago Teachers Union


“Everyone says the Labor Notes Conference is a can’t-miss event! I’m excited to meet brothers and sisters who are organizing and mobilizing to build power in their workplaces. We need a stronger network across the country to take on corporations like AT&T, and I hear Labor Notes is the place to share information on what everybody’s doing locally.”

Manny Hartman, Communications Workers Local 3122, Miami


“I went last year for the first time and learned so much. When I met workers who are organizing in my home country, Brazil, I realized we’re not an island—because of globalization, we’re all facing similar problems. The best part was seeing how motivated everyone was to fight for their rights. I’ll definitely be there.”

Jorge Lopez, Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center

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