2010 USAS National Conference

targetpicketdcunited students against sweatshops | national conference
february 19-21, 2010 | knoxville, tennessee
organizing to win and celebrating 12 years of struggle!

REGISTER NOW for the biggest, most epic USAS National Conference yet! We are planning the events of this conference with the UT-Knoxville USAS affiliate, the Progressive Student Alliance, and the United Campus Workers on the eve of the 10th anniversary of their battle for Living Wages. Join USAS in the South to celebrate struggles and victories for students and workers in a time of economic crisis!


This conference is for current and potential members of USAS and its local affiliate groups. Those who do not fit this description may have either limited access to the conference space or will be asked not to attend. If you do not register by February 15, we cannot guarantee food, housing, or admission to the conference space. Contact salma(at)usas.org if you have extenuating circumstances.


  • On Feb. 19, USAS and United Campus Workers will Rally for Jobs and Education, protesting the fact that Tennessee education budget cuts have hit students and workers the hardest, with 200 jobs slated for layoffs. As USAS launches the brand new “Hands off Higher Ed” campaign at the conference, we will join together to demand: cut the perks, not what works!
  • Members of SITRAJERZEESH, the Honduran garment workers union that recently won a historic victory with USAS, will speak about how they forced a multinational corporation to re-open a 1200 employee factory that was closed in response to union organizing.
  • Liz Shuler, the first woman to hold the position of Secretary-Treasurer of the AFL-CIO, will deliver the keynote address on Saturday night. She will address the importance of young worker organizing in the labor movement today.

Conference Registration Form

Note: Once you complete registration, the form will disappear. Look out for an email in a few minutes about what to do next!

[form 2 “2010 National Conference Registration”]