We’ve answering 25 of the most common questions our workplace organizers get asked — each in two minutes or less.
What kinds of workers can be in a union? Who’s not allowed?
From WGA writers to United pilots to Oakland teachers, thousands of workers have recently walked off the job and onto the picket line to fight for a fair contract. Here’s a quick download on how unions decide to go on strike.
What does it mean to be in a union, anyway?
Some people have claimed the Green New Deal is bad for workers. Is it true?
If the random, mandatory, all-staff pizza party that got added to your calendar feels suspicious, that’s because it is.
Worker exploitation doesn’t magically disappear when a company brands itself as “progressive.” Here’s how to make the boss put their money where their mouth is.
In most cases, it’s illegal to retaliate against workers for organizing. But that doesn’t mean bosses won’t try. Here are some tried and true tactics for protecting yourself and your coworkers.
Unionizing 🤝 fighting the climate crisis. Here’s how.
If your “work from home” job is starting to feel like an “I live at work” job, it might be time to unionize. Here’s what you need to know about remote workplace organizing.
The National Labor Relations Act protects most workers’ right to organize a union. But what does that mean, exactly?
The culture of “professionalism” at work is designed to keep workers isolated and stop us from talking about our shared struggles. Here are some tips for breaking the ice and getting to the real talk.
If you’re organizing at work, union busting isn’t a question of if, but when. Here’s how to stay one step ahead of the boss.
Have you ever daydreamed about telling your boss what you really think about your wages and working conditions? A march on the boss may be the tactic for you.
What is it about unions that some people seem to dislike?
Organizing at work can be daunting, especially if you’re feeling burnt out by a toxic boss. Here’s how to meet coworkers where they’re at.
Bosses love trying to scare unionizing workers into believing they can’t afford union dues. It’s complete bullshit. Here’s why.
Do you have a coworker who supports unionizing, but is afraid of retaliation from the boss? Don’t count them out — here’s what to do.
Your community can’t stand in solidarity with your strike if they don’t know it’s happening! Here are some tips for how and when to tell the media about your union organizing.
Ann is a middle school science teacher and rank-and-file member of the Chicago Teachers Union and a member of the Caucus of Rank and File Educators (CORE). Before moving to Chicago, Ann taught in Boston, where she was active in the Boston Teachers Union as chair of the Housing Justice Committee and member of the Contract Organizing Committee.
Sarah is an organizer with the Illinois Nurses Association. Previously, she helped organize Chicago’s bike share mechanic’s union, TWU Local 320. Sarah has also worked as a multimedia producer and journalist.
Honda is a rank-and-file member of AFSCME Local 1549, which represents NYC clerical-administrative employees in the public sector. He is an elected steering committee member of the DSA National Labor Commission.
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