Resources

EWOC offers these resources to help you organize your workplace and help other workers do the same. Every worker deserves a union, and these printable and online resources can help.

Flyers and Guides

Organizing Guide mockup outside

Organizing Guide

The Emergency Workplace Organizing Committee’s Organizing Guide is a summary of the key concepts we cover in our training series. It’s not a standalone manual, but it’s a useful guide for you and your coworkers to learn how to start organizing at your workplace.

Thinking about quitting your job?

For most low-wage workers without significant savings, quitting may not be an option. These five steps can help you and your coworkers find a solution to your problems at work and win real, lasting improvements that allow you and your co-workers to flourish in your jobs (PDF).

Organize Every Workplace Trifold

This trifold brochure explains the EWOC model: what we've won, how we sustain our work, and how we put workers first in our organizing drives (PDF).

Workplace Flyers

These flyers are suitable for canvassing, tabling, or passing out to your friends, family, and coworkers outside the workplace.

Cards and Stickers

Wallet Cards, Full Color

These business card–sized cards are designed to fit in any standard wallet and designed to be printed in color. They're perfect for handing out to anyone who is interested in organizing their workplace but doesn't know where to start.

Wallet Cards, High Contrast

These cards are also sized to fit in a wallet and are designed to be printed in color or black and white. They include a simple message: Workers deserve more and EWOC can help.

Emergency Workplace Organizing Sticker

This 2.5" x 2.5" sticker is perfect for your laptop, notebook, and any other place you want to get a conversation started about workplace organizing (PDF).

Online How-Tos

Organizer Training

EWOC's six-part training series will take you from a new workplace organizer to a powerful force for your coworkers. We’ll guide you through everything you need to know, including how to connect with your coworkers, determining your demands, and what to expect from your boss when they push back.

Organizing Basics

Workers are fighting for and winning personal protective equipment (PPE), additional sick leave, hazard pay, and even forcing their employers to temporarily shut down until it’s safe to return. See these steps for organizing your workplace and talk with an organizer about making a plan.

Workplace Campaign Petitions

Petitions are your opportunity to present your narrative, demands, and a demonstration of the power you can bring to bear in your campaign in the form of signatures. Learn the dos and don'ts of gathering signatures and get some sample petitions to get started.

Printable Articles

Article: Socialists Are Trying to Revive the American Labor Movement

Historian Gabriel Winant writes how EWOC has been able to support worker organizing in ways that unions often have not, and shares his experience volunteering as an EWOC organizer. Food-service worker Teagan Harris also recounts how Gabe, as a volunteer, assisted her and her coworkers in winning demands from management at their workplace in Chicago (PDF).

Article: How Socialists and Trade Unionists Built a New Labor Organizing Model During the Pandemic

Eric Dirnbach explains how EWOC has been able to assist thousands of workers over the last two years that might not have gotten any help otherwise and how this valuable service provides a basic level of solidarity for all workers that is really needed in the labor movement (PDF).