Join us for a new, highly interactive training series based on the popular organizing guidebook Secrets of a Successful Organizer. In six short sessions you’ll learn practical organizing tools for talking to your co-workers, taking action together, and getting results.
Each session is based on the insights and know-how of generations of organizers, as well as the concrete experiences of people who’ve won big improvements to their working conditions.
Plus, the series will be co-facilitated by Secret’s co-author Mark Brenner, an AFT member and career instructor for the U of O’s Labor Education and Research Center (LERC).
No need to read the book. Just grab your lunch and join us on Zoom.
➡️ Sign up now to save your seat! You can RSVP for all sessions or just a few that work for you.
SECRETS OF A SUCCESSFUL ORGANIZER, 6-Part Series
SESSION 1: HOW TO GET UNSTUCK
Tuesday, January 26 at Noon
Do you ever feel like your co-workers don’t care or that nothing is going to change? In this session, we’ll discuss the common barriers to getting involved and how to identify what our co-workers really care about.
SESSION 2: HOW AN ORGANIZER TALKS… AND LISTENS
Tuesday, Feb 2 at Noon
Finding out what will motivate our co-workers to get involved starts with listening, one-on-one. This session will provide an easy-to-follow framework for approaching these conversations.
SESSION 3: KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
Tuesday, Feb 9 at Noon
Understanding our rights at work is the first step to asserting them. In this session, we’ll cover our right to union representation and our rights to engage in union activity. Facilitated by Vincent Blanco, FFAP’s Labor Relations Specialist.
SESSION 4: WHY WE NEED MEMBER LEADERS
Tuesday, Feb 16 at Noon
We’ll discuss the role of workplace leaders – with or without a formal title! – and why they are the key to getting more people to take on the big issues we’re facing.
SESSION 5: ASSEMBLING YOUR DREAM TEAM
Tuesday, Feb 23 at Noon
We’ll discuss how to create our network of respected co-workers that can bring people together.
SESSION 6: SWINGING INTO ACTION
Tuesday, March 2 at Noon
We’ll discuss how to make a game plan to push management to address the issues our co-workers are concerned about.