Beat the Bosses Bootcamp! Are you coming?

January 26, 2023

Have you had enough? Are you sick of lousy wages and working conditions? Are you ready to take on the bosses at work and in the streets?

Then the upcoming Beat the Bosses Bootcamp is for you!

From February 24 to 26, decent work fighters from across Ontario–and elsewhere–will be coming together to share skills, experiences, and strategies to build a multi-racial, working class movement that's unstoppable. The full program is available here.

Over the course of the weekend, participants will be able to choose 5 workshops from 20 different sessions. And of course, throughout the weekend, we'll have lots of occasions to come together with everyone.

Please click the button below to let us know you're coming, then fill out the registration form to indicate what support you may need to participate.  

More information

Beat the Bosses Bootcamp is taking place at the Toronto Metropolitan University Student Centre. We will provide light refreshments on Friday evening, as well as lunch on Saturday and Sunday. We'll also provide continental breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday.

There are no registration fees for community members.

For union members or others who can manage it, we encourage a sliding-scale, solidarity contribution of $100 to $200 (or contribute what you can) to help offset the costs of hosting the conference and helping others attend. We want every decent work fighter to attend the Bootcamp and we will never let money be a barrier to participation.

However, due to our extremely limited resources, we ask those who require financial assistance or who have other particular needs to please register no later than Monday, February 6. 

For those who want hotel accommodation, the Workers' Action Centre has kindly arranged availability for 20 rooms at a discounted price of $209 per night at the Courtyard by Marriott in Downtown Toronto. These rooms will be on hold until February 6. However, these rooms will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, so register early if you know you'll need a hotel.

When you register, please let us know if you need any support organizing travel or making arrangements to stay overnight on Friday and/or Saturday. Otherwise, participants will be responsible for making their own hotel reservations by calling Marriott Reservations directly at 1-(800) 847-5075 no later than Monday, February 6, 2023. Credit cards are required to book hotel rooms.

February 6 is also the registration deadline for all those who need other special accommodations such as American Sign Language interpretation, financial support for child care, enlarged text, mobility support, interpretation, or any particular food requirements. If you need our support in making travel or accommodation arrangements, you must register no later than February 6.

Thank you so much for being part of the Justice for Workers movement! I can't wait to receive your Beat the Bosses Bootcamp registration form!

And just one more thing...

We're excited to be participating in the Ontario Federation of Labour's Enough is Enough! campaign to tackle the affordability crisis that's hitting all of us so hard.

The campaign kick-off is taking place this Saturday, January 28 at 10:00 am. I'll be there -- and I hope you will be too! Please let us know you're coming by clicking here.

See you there!