Dear fellow Labor Notes supporter,
We won’t sugarcoat it: 2017 looks rough. The labor movement is going to have to fight harder than ever to defeat the anti-worker agenda that’s heading our way, including national right-to-work.
But we want to do more than just play defense against anti-union attacks. We want to win victories that matter to our families, co-workers, and communities. We need 2017 to be a year of troublemaking and boat-rocking against the corporate Goliaths.
Call it the year of the slingshot.
In that spirit, here are Labor Notes’ New Year’s resolutions to you. In the year ahead, we promise to:
- provide more organizing resources
- train more rank-and-file organizers
- create more opportunities for sharing and collaboration across unions.
That’s why our bestselling new book Secrets of a Successful Organizer—the Spanish-language edition comes out in early 2017—and our new three-part training series provide the know-how you need to turn your workplace around and beat the boss by engaging your co-workers in action.
Our goal is to dramatically expand the number of rank-and-file organizers around the country who have the skills and passion to take risks and break rules. In the months and years ahead, we’re going to need them.
Labor Notes is ready to provide the skills, training, and inspiration that workplace activists need to put the movement back in the labor movement. Please donate to support this work today.
Adrian, Al, Chris, Dan, Leah, Mark, Samantha, and Sonia
Labor Notes staff