Get Involved to Build a Stronger Union + Fight for a Fair Contract!
Happy first week of summer break!
Already much has happened: we rallied for a fair contract and all but one of our endorsed candidates won seats on the WTU Executive Board. But WTU Member turnout and engagement are still far too low. Now we must begin the work of organizing our members for union power and planning the actions we will take as we build it.
DC-CORE Organizing Committee Contract Action Campaign Planning 7/7 @7:30 PM
The DC-CORE Organizing Committee will begin planning a contract campaign starting tomorrow at 7:30 PM via Zoom. Help us decide: - What exactly do we want?
- Who has the power to fix the problem?
- Which tactics can work + how will we build pressure?
Sign up for updates and to get involved at https://www.dccoreunion.org/contract
Secrets of a Successful Organizer Book Club Every two weeks starting July 19th at 7:30 PM via Zoom. Read Lessons 1+2 (PDF Linked here: Lesson 1, Lesson 2)
We will be reading Labor Notes book Secrets of a Successful Organizer which is an excellent and to the point guide for how to organize our unions to build power. We will use it to discuss how we can strengthen our union and support the contract action campaign.
If you want a physical book, we have 7 remaining copies, email to schedule a drop off.
Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpduCsrzgiGdHfFcWiJ82y1CXSTVNaGIRq
Other Opportunities to get involved + Learn More:
Labor Notes has its own Secrets of a Successful Organizer 3 Part Trainings - Make a commitment to build more power at work, and join our organizing series to talk about how to rekindle the flame of rank-and-file militancy. You can register here! Our Secrets of a Successful Organizer training series has three parts: Beating Apathy, Assembling Your Dream Team, Turning an Issue into a Campaign
Becoming Abolitionists Reading Group with Defund MPD - A summer reading group for this summer and we're hoping to reach out specifically to teachers. The group is open to all, but if we have enough interest we'll do a special group for educators. Sign up: https://tinyurl.com/DefundSummerRead .