Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) Organizer Training

Published sparrina - Wed, 05/16/2012 - 10:56am

In the democratic spirit of the slogan "Every member an organizer!" the IWW's Organizer Training provides workers with the basic skills and strategies needed to organize at their jobs. The training covers the basics of building an organizing committee, reaching out to coworkers through one-on-one meetings, and building strength up to the point of going public with a union. Learn to organize in your workplace through discussion with experienced organizers, workshops, role playing, and other exercises.

The training also provides a foundation in U.S. labor law. The training provides workers with the direct action tactics they need to assert their rights on the job, with or without union representation. Trainers tailor the training to cover the industries that the attendees are employed in.

Attendance at both days is highly preferable, since the second day builds upon the previous day's instruction. However, participants will still learn valuable skills and tactics, even if they are only able to attend one day of the training. Email gainesvilleiww@gmail.com or call (904) 315-5292 to register in advance for the training

Bagels and coffee, as well as a lunch will be provided on both days. A vegan option will be available. Training materials will also be provided.

The IWW, founded in 1905, is a radical rank and file union open to all workers, regardless of occupation or employment status. Gainesville General Membership Branch of the IWW meets on the 1st Sunday of each month at 7pm at the Civic Media Center. To learn more about this local branch of the IWW, visit their website at http://gainesvilleiww.org/.

Cost: 
$15-20 donation for weekend
When:
Sat, 05/19/2012 - 10:00am
Cost: 
$15-20 donation for weekend