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Steward's Corner: How to Think Like an Organizer

Steward's Corner - Wed, 2021-11-03 08:45
Author(s): Joe DeManuelle-Hall

Union stewards are expected to wear many hats: communicator, advocate, shop floor lawyer, negotiator, mediator. Co-workers rely on good stewards to stand up to management, to know the contract, and to help find solutions even when a workplace problem isn’t covered under the collective bargaining agreement.

It can be overwhelming to take on all this work by yourself. Why go it alone when you could think like an organizer? This means instead of doing all the work yourself, you find ways to spread the work around. Your goals are:

Steward's Corner: How to Think Like an Organizer November 03, 2021 / Joe DeManuelle-Hall
Categories: Labor Notes

Steward's Corner: How to Think Like an Organizer

Magazine Stories - Wed, 2021-11-03 08:45
Author(s): Joe DeManuelle-Hall

Union stewards are expected to wear many hats: communicator, advocate, shop floor lawyer, negotiator, mediator. Co-workers rely on good stewards to stand up to management, to know the contract, and to help find solutions even when a workplace problem isn’t covered under the collective bargaining agreement.

It can be overwhelming to take on all this work by yourself. Why go it alone when you could think like an organizer? This means instead of doing all the work yourself, you find ways to spread the work around. Your goals are:

Steward's Corner: How to Think Like an Organizer November 03, 2021 / Joe DeManuelle-Hall
Categories: Labor Notes

Labor Notes News: So Many Workshops!

Steward's Corner - Tue, 2021-11-02 17:28
Blog: Blog

When a lot happens in the labor movement, a lot happens at Labor Notes. Visit labornotes.org/events for details on online workshops and stewards trainings, as well as in-person Troublemakers Schools. Some highlights:

Troublemakers Schools: Activists will gather for day-long workshops in Detroit on November 20 and Philadelphia on December 11. Masks and proof of Covid vaccine required.

Categories: Labor Notes

Labor Notes News: So Many Workshops!

Magazine Stories - Tue, 2021-11-02 17:28
Blog: Blog

When a lot happens in the labor movement, a lot happens at Labor Notes. Visit labornotes.org/events for details on online workshops and stewards trainings, as well as in-person Troublemakers Schools. Some highlights:

Troublemakers Schools: Activists will gather for day-long workshops in Detroit on November 20 and Philadelphia on December 11. Masks and proof of Covid vaccine required.

Categories: Labor Notes

As Strike Looms, UC Lecturers Raise the Stakes

Steward's Corner - Mon, 2021-11-01 05:58
Blog: Blog

After more than two years of stalled negotiations, 6,000 University of California lecturers are preparing to strike. The lecturers do one-third of all teaching but earn just a fraction of what their tenure-track counterparts do, with little in the way of job security.

"I just want a living wage," said Jasper Bernes, a lecturer at the UC-Berkeley after an October 13 informational picket organized by the University Council American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT).

Categories: Labor Notes

As Strike Looms, UC Lecturers Raise the Stakes

Magazine Stories - Mon, 2021-11-01 05:58
Blog: Blog

After more than two years of stalled negotiations, 6,000 University of California lecturers are preparing to strike. The lecturers do one-third of all teaching but earn just a fraction of what their tenure-track counterparts do, with little in the way of job security.

"I just want a living wage," said Jasper Bernes, a lecturer at the UC-Berkeley after an October 13 informational picket organized by the University Council American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT).

Categories: Labor Notes

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