Labor Notes Troublemakers’ School comes to Gainesville, September 27

by Diana Moreno

Last April, members of the Gainesville labor community traveled to Chicago to attend the Labor Notes Conference attended by labor organizers from around the country. The energy, ideas, and inspiration our local organizers brought back from their experience led them to do what they do best: Organize our very own Gainesville Troublemakers School!

If you’re tired of getting a headache from reading about the state of working people in the United States, come learn about what local unions and community activists are doing here in Florida to make a positive impact in our communities. If you’re a worker who is trying to “beat apathy” and resist pressure from management to do more with less, get ready to pick up proven strategies to improve working conditions and get fellow workers involved in the process.

Our Troublemakers School will take place on Saturday, September 27, from 10 am–5 pm at Pugh Hall (on the University of Florida campus). Space is limited, so we are asking folks to register as soon as possible at There is a registration fee of $15-20 (sliding scale), but no one is turned away due to inability to pay. We are also offering childcare with advanced registration for the Troublemaking parents out there. Lunch is included with your registration!

We also cordially invite you to our Troublemakers Social at the Civic Media Center (433 S. Main St., Gainesville) at 6:30 pm for refreshments, local music, and socializing!

It’s time for Gainesville to organize against the anti-worker fat cats of Tallahassee and Washington D.C. It’s time for us to put the “movement” back in the “Labor Movement!”

Hope to see you there! D

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