There’s been a lot of talk about how public approval of unions is at a historic high right now. That’s because union members have higher incomes, better health benefits, and safer working conditions. Yet the percentage of workers protected by a union is still exceedingly low. That’s because the odds are stacked high against workers. Unions need to aim to make a broad impact, not narrow. And that starts with building worker power anywhere and everywhere.
That’s where EWOC comes in, and why EWOC’s focus — connecting workers from all sectors with volunteer organizers and resources to make real, long-lasting change at the workplace — is critical during this big wave of pro-union sentiment. EWOC’s how-to materials, 6-week organizing training, blogs, and political education events are created to support and connect everyday workers, regardless of how small or large a shop, to the collective fight for better wages, safety on the job, and all else.
Ultimately, a huge reason why EWOC is unique is that everyone across the labor movement can get involved, whether you’ve successfully organized a workplace, are thinking about it, or just looking for ways to think and learn about the labor movement. All you have to do is sign-up. To do this, we need to ensure EWOC continues to be a bottom-up, volunteer-run, grass-roots project, and to do so we need your help.
2021 was a huge year for worker strikes and success, setting huge precedents for the future of worker organizing. Make sure EWOC is prepared. Donate to our end of the year fundraiser.