Labor Notes launches four-week "Secrets of a Successful Organizer" training series

Sessions will run in June - your choice of Wednesdays or Thursdays

Media and organizing project Labor Notes has announced that it will offer a pair of four-week training sessions in June based on their book, Secrets of a Successful Organizer. The participation fee is nominal, at only $10, or $25 if you'd like to add a one-year subscription to Labor Notes’ magazine. The first three weeks will be content based on the book, with the fourth and final session structured as a "bring your workplace challenges" discussion and workshop meeting.

Below I'll include some extracts from the event signup page. Space is limited, so Labor Notes recommends that people register sooner rather than later.

- Bruce

Secrets of a Successful Organizer Summer Series

Learn new skills and build power with workers from across the country to rekindle the flame of rank-and-file militancy. 

We are offering two rounds:

The Wednesday sessions will run 12:00-2:00pm ET (9:00-11:00am PT) on June 2, 8, 16, and 23.
The Thursday sessions will run 7:00-9:00 pm ET (4:00-6:00pm PT) on June 3, 9, 17, and 24.


Beating Apathy
Are you beating your head against the wall trying to get other workers involved? This workshop is for you. Hear success stories from those who’ve turned their workplaces around and turned apathy into action. Learn practical organizing tools for engaging your co-workers, taking action, and getting results.

Assembling Your Dream Team
Your workplace may feel like an unorganized mess, but the truth is you’re not starting from zero. There’s organization there already—though it might have nothing to do with the union. Learn how to map out the existing networks in your workplace, identify the leaders in those networks, and then knit them together into an organizing committee.

Turning an Issue into a Campaign
Everybody has complaints and frustrations, but an organizer has the power to turn problems into opportunities. Learn how to sort through the issues you hear from co-workers, bring people together, and make a plan to solve them.


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