There are a few key pieces of prep work that will help you launch a successful public campaign. Here are three must-haves before going public:
Megan has worked in the labor movement for 10+ years, as an active member and staff organizer.
Talking to coworkers is a critical part of forming a union - not just once, but on an ongoing basis. Management talks to workers all day - for the union to be meaningful it has to become a stronger force than management.
We live in a world filled with anti-union myths. We’re not taught how to organize unions in school and many people don’t have direct experiences as or with a union member. Anti-union campaigns exploit this reality and prey on people’s fears.
At its root, an organizing committee is a group of workers who come together to change their workplace; OCs may form on an ad hoc basis or to address specific workplace issues, like health and safety concerns.megan
Petitions are a powerful tool that can both move a target by demonstrating popular support and are also used internally to assess support for a specific action or campaign.