Sunday, March 10, 2019

May Day Cleveland 2019 March And Rally

May Day 1919 was an important day in Cleveland's history. During the year before, labor leader and presidential candidate Eugene Debs had been jailed for speaking out against war and the draft. On May Day, unionists, anarchists, socialists and communists took to the streets in protest, where they were met with brutal repression at the hands of the military, police, and local right-wing groups. Hundreds were arrested, local socialist offices were destroyed, and two people were killed.

The issues being protested 100 years ago are still deeply relevant today; for justice in immigration, in opposition to war and police brutality, and against capitalism.Local groups, working on these same fights, are coming together to commemorate the bravery and sacrifice of those 100 years before us, while continuing to push these struggles forward. Join us in a May Day march followed by a rally in Public Square with speakers from across the labor movement.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2286597874944107/

Friday, March 8, 2019

Detroit Troublemakers School

Detroit troublemakers are planning a day of skill-building workshops, education, and strategy discussions to put some movement back in the labor movement.
This school will be a great opportunity for union members, stewards, and activists to share strategies and build the solidarity required in these tough times.
A light breakfast, lunch, and workshop materials are provided with cost of registration.
WHEN: Saturday, March 30, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
WHERE: Wayne State University, DeRoy Auditorium, 5203 Cass Ave, Detroit
COST: We have a sliding scale of suggested donations: $25 regular registration, $15 reduced registration, $40 for regular registration and one-year subscription. Walk-in registrations are welcome!
Workshops on:
  • Secrets of a Successful Organizer
  • Contract Campaigns
  • Race and Labor
  • More to come!
Full program and workshop descriptions available soon.
Here is the agenda for the day:
8:30 - 9:00 registration and breakfast
9:00 - 9:45 opening plenary
10:00 - 12:00 first workshop track
12:00 - 1:00 lunch
1:00 - 3:00 second workshop track
3:15 - 4:00 closing plenary
Email: chris@labornotes.org or call 718-284-4144

https://labornotes.org/detroit