by IWW/Press Release
The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) labor union will be holding an IWW Workplace Organizer 101 Training in Albany, NY on February 24 and 25, 2018. On Saturday, February 24 the training will take place from 10am-5pm (9:00am for breakfast) and on Sunday, February 25 it will take place from 10am-4pm (9:00am for breakfast). For details on the training location, please contact Brendan at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 315 807-7647
Do you have a job? Will you have a job in the future? Are you a worker? Do you want higher wages and more benefits? Do you want to fight injustice at work? Do you want more rights, power and a voice at your work?
If the answers to any of these questions are YES, then you should consider organizing at work and joining the one union open to all workers, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). This training will show you how to organize at work and form a union. The IWW labor union is looking to form in Utica and excited to organize the unorganized. The union has an exciting history and formed at a time in US history when other unions were mostly concerned with organizing white, male, skilled workers. The IWW opened its doors to workers of all races, industrial and farm workers, immigrants, and women.
You don’t have to be a member of the union to come to the training. The training is completely free and open to the public, including unemployed workers. As long as people do not have the power to hire or fire anyone they are welcome to come. Organizing materials, information, and breakfast and lunch will also be provided.
Two experienced union organizers, will give the nuts and bolts of organizing at work, how to set up a workplace organizing committee, the AEIOUs of organizing, go over labor law, how to make demands on the boss, and build grassroots power at work. This is a very interactive training that includes role plays and active participation. The training will also go over social charting, mapping, contracts vs. solidarity unionism, and a history of the IWW.