Occupy Your Workplace: Organizing Training

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Date(s) - 04/20/2013
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Judson Memorial Church

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Please join Occupy Your Workplace and the New York City branch of the Industrial Workers of the World for a fun, interactive training on how to begin the process of organizing your workplace and/or in your community. We will briefly discuss the types of workplace organizing possible, why each is different and important and what the future of workplace organizing could look like. We will also briefly cover the differences between a mainstream union and a syndicalist union, the stages of an organizing campaign, gathering contacts, mapping the workplace to understand social dynamics, and the building up of an organizing committee. We will spend much of the day working on our organizing conversation skills, i.e. conducting a conversation that flows naturally from agitation to education to inoculation, and finally to the importance and how-to of organizing and forming a union (AEIOU).

If you do not know what any of this means, don’t worry – we will go over it. If you do and think you have something to contribute to the conversation, please join us as well. The class will be lead by at least one experienced trainer who has served as a Teaching Fellow at the AFL-CIO Organizing Institute and has been trained as an Organizing Trainer by the Industrial Workers of the World. We expect and encourage a dynamic group of participants. Please come with an open mind and a willingness to try and explore something new.

For more information, email Victoria at imissbrooklyn@gmail.com

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/590985270913346/

We’ll be in the Assembly Hall which is around the corner at 239 Thompson Street.

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