Labor Notes 2024 — Livestreamed Events

Details
Date:

April 19

Time:

09:00 am - 10:00 pm

Event Category:

Business

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Organizer

Labor Notes

Website: Organizer's Website
Venue

Chicago

Chicago, Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL, US

The Labor Notes Conference is the biggest gathering of grassroots union activists, worker center leaders, and all-around troublemakers.

The Labor Notes 2024 Conference livestream covers the main plenaries and selected events taking place all three days of the conference, from April 19 to 21.

The livestream will be available on the Labor Notes social media channels during the conference. If you register here, we will send you reminders on the day of each livestream with links.

Register through the ‘Get Tickets’ button on the top right hand corner. We suggest a $10 donation to support the livestream coverage.

Our livestream is co-hosted by act.tv.

The following conference events will be livestreamed. All times are in CDT.

FRIDAY, APRIL 19

REBUILDING A FIGHTING UAW

Friday, April 19, 5 p.m. Central

Rank-and-file activists and newly elected leaders are transforming the United Auto Workers from the ground up, after decades of one-party rule, passivity, corruption, and concessions. Get an inside view of the victories, the challenges, and the steps they’re taking.

LaShawn English, United Auto Workers Region 1 Director

Luigi Gjokaj, United Auto Workers Local 51

Scott Houldieson, United Auto Workers Local 551

Facilitator: Alex Han, In These Times

FRIDAY NIGHT MAIN SESSION

Friday, April 19, 7.30 p.m. Central

Angela Bonilla, Portland Association of Teachers

Amanda Rivera, Starbucks Workers United

Brahim Kone, SEIU Local 26

Michele De Palma, FIOM-CGIL (Italian Federation of Metalworkers)

Chair: Alexandra Bradbury, Labor Notes

Music: Linqua Franqa

SATURDAY, APRIL 20

SATURDAY MORNING MAIN SESSION

Saturday, April 20, 9 a.m. Central

Quichelle LIggins, Hyundai Worker, UAW

Alex O’Keefe, Writers Guild of America

Kelly Henderson, Newton Educators Association; Educators for a Democratic Union

Shiori Konda-Muhammad, Minnesota Nurses Association

Chair: Courtney Smith, Labor Notes

Music: Canuck

ORGANIZING THE SOUTH

Saturday, April 20, 10.15 a.m. Central

Rebuilding the U.S. labor movement will require serious advances in the South, long the area where unions have been weakest. Hear from leaders on the front lines of organizing at call centers, fast-food restaurants, hospitals, city and state offices, and auto plants.

Deondra Bridges, Maximus Call Center Workers United-CWA

Kellen Gildersleeve, National Nurses Organizing Committee

Naomi Harris, Union of Southern Service Workers-SEIU

Quichelle Liggins, United Auto Workers, Hyundai

Yuman Wang, Durham Association of Educators

Facilitator: Jacob Morrison, Government Employees (AFGE)

Separate Livestream by the Labor Heritage Foundation: Great Labor Arts Exchange Concert

Saturday, April 20, 9.15 p.m. Central

This concert will feature winners of the Great Labor Arts Exchange Song, Poem, Drag and Hip-Hop Contest, and will livestream on the Labor Heritage Foundation’s Facebook page.

SUNDAY, APRIL 21

BLACK LABOR STRUGGLES OVER TIME

Sunday, April 21, 10. 45 a.m. Central

Black workers have been and are an essential force in building a powerful and transformative labor movement. They also face the specific challenges of organizing while Black within unions and workplaces. Panelists on this intergenerational panel will discuss how they have taken up this struggle, what has changed, what remains the same, and how best to move forward.

Arrion Brown, Postal Workers (APWU) Local 140

Angela Bonilla, Portland Association of Teachers

Destiny Blackwell, Carolina Amazonians United for Solidarity and Empowerment

Margaret Cook, Communications Workers (CWA)

Willie Hardy, Teamsters for a Democratic Union

Facilitator: Paul Prescod, Teamsters for a Democratic Union

SUNDAY MAIN SESSION

Sunday, April 21, 1 p.m. Central

Alano De La Rosa, Teamsters Local 90 and Teamsters for a Democratic Union

Shawn Fain, United Auto Workers

Cesar Orta, SITAUDI (Independent Union of Audi Mexico Workers)

Kate Ziegler, Rank-and-File Caucus of ACTRA, Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists

Chair: Sarah Hughes, Labor Notes

Music: Beyoung and Joe Jencks

Please contact our Communications Organizer Sindhu Sundar with any questions: [email protected].

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