Organizer Training Part 4: Escalation and Public Action

Coworkers ready to fight the boss? It’s time to go public!

Only workers can build working class power, and that starts on the shop floor. Once your coworkers are organized for a campaign, you’re ready to take action.

It takes a lot of work just to get a majority of your coworkers on board with an organizing campaign. Nobody said it would be easy!

You’ve identified and developed leaders, mapped out your workplace, and sparked fruitful organizing conversations. Your coworkers understand they have strength in numbers. Now it’s time to identify demands and bring the fight to the boss.

Escalating the Conflict

Every workplace has decision makers, and it’s important to know which ones to target. Usually, it’s the people on the shop floor with hiring and firing power, but some demands require going all the way up to the CEO. Once you’ve identified your target, you’ll have many options available for making them feel the heat.

The tactics you may want to pitch to your coworkers could include petition deliveries, strikes, phone or email zaps, filing NLRB charges, and more. The important thing is that your organizing campaign members are on board and ready to fight!

Escalation and Public Action

Want to learn more? Check out this short video on the EWOC training for escalation and public action.

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When you’re done watching the video, register for the entire EWOC training series. You’ll learn a lot and meet other worker organizers like yourself. Let’s join together and win!

The rest of our 5-part organizer training series can be found on our blog:  Part 1: Identifying LeadersPart 2: Mapping and Charting Your Workplace, Part 3: The Organizing Conversation, and Part 5: Inoculation and the Boss Campaign.

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