2018 Labor Notes Conference

Thank you to all who applied to attend the 2018 Labor Notes Conference!

We received 14 entries and 1 late entry from amazing members doing amazing work; we wish we could send them all.

Our selection committee reviewed the applications received and selected members based on established criteria such as distributions between the local and sublocals, distribution between departments, member level of engagement and contribution to our Union, and whether the member had attended Labor Notes in the past. 

This year, we have set a goal to strengthen our Union. One way we plan to do this, is by training our stewards and providing them with the tools they need to be successful at defending our members and our contract. 

We are proud and excited to announce the six members who were selected to attend the conference. They are all active new stewards doing amazing work for us and we can't thank them enough!


Pictured, from left to right, are:

Berenice Garcia Rolon - Local 88 Health Department
Nicole Newsome - Local 88 Library
Josue Arevalo - Local 88 Corrections
Micah Ahn - Local 88 Department of County Human Services
Scotty Scott - Local 88 Non Departamental
Amanda Pearce - Local 88 Department of County Human Services

Labor Notes Conference April 6-8 in Chicago

Labor Notes Conferences are the biggest gatherings out there of grassroots union activists and worker center leaders.

  • Join thousands of union members, officers, and labor activists who are on the front lines in our workplaces and our communities, organizing new workers and collaborate together. Meet activists from across 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.

Interested In Attending Labor Notes?

Local 88 membership will be sending 6 members to attend the 2018 Labor Notes Conference held in Chicago from April 6th - 8th. Local 88 is committed to ensuring our members have the tools they need to continue to build a strong Union. Investing in our members to attend Labor Notes is one way to achieve this. Labor Notes provides training on various topics from handling grievances to legal rights on the job. We invite all members in good standing to apply by January 31, no later than 5pm! [Application is now closed]

Our cabinet members will then go through a selection process to review the applications and select the 6 individuals that will be sponsored. Members selected to be sponsored will be notified via email. Members that applied but are not selected will also be notified via email.