Labor Notes

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Labor Notes is a Solidarity Network member and a media and organizing project for union activists that was established in 1979. The organization publishes its magazine, Labor Notes, publishes books and pamphlets, hold conferences and host schools and workshops[1]

History of Labor Notes

Labor Notes was founded in 1979, just as the attack on the American working class was about to shift into high gear. The three founders – Jane Slaughter, Kim Moody and Jim West – were members of the International Socialists.[2]

Lui Cheng 2007 American tour

The American Center for International Labor Solidarity and the National Labor College recently hosted Professor Liu Cheng for Shanghai Normal University to discuss the evolution of the new draft contract labor law in China. Cheng’s visit to the NLC on March 27th was the culmination of a multi-state tour meeting with union leaders and members of Congress.

For the report by Global Labor Strategies analyzing the impact of transnational corporations on the first draft of the Contract Law go to: UNDUE INFLUENCE: Corporation Gain Ground in Battle Over Chinas New Labor Law

Liu Cheng's tour included nearly 45 events over 17 days, in the Bay Area, Boston, Amherst, New York and Washington DC. A partial list of the many sponsoring organizations, and their key contact, includes:

Labor Notes, Mark Brenner.

Policy Committee

  • Steve Early, Former CWA District 1, administrative assistant to the vice-president, Boston
  • Mike Parker, retired UAW 1700 member, Labor Notes author, Bay Area
  • Jane Slaughter, Co-founder of Labor Notes, editor of A Troublemaker's Handbook 2, Detroit

External links


  1. About
  2. [ Redline “The beating heart of the labor movement”: report on the 2018 Labor Notes conference Posted: April 15, 2018]