When providers in Rhode Island were in the final stages of the battle for health insurance, the secretary-treasurer of the state AFL-CIO advised us to let the state labor relations board declare everyone employees so they could organize
In Congress, the proposed Employee Free Choice Act would allow workers to organize
by simple sign-up majority, force employers to negotiate a first contract, and impose heavier penalties on employers who violate workers' rights.
Fight for workers' democratic rights, and not just the right to organize
For most of the 1980s and early 1990s ACORN did not organize
welfare recipients, but after President Clinton signed welfare reform in 1996 ACORN felt mandated to "go back to the future" and, once again, organized major campaigns focusing on welfare issues (Rathke & Schur, 1999)" (Brooks & Brown, in press) (1).
Publicly, however, these same officials say the desire to organize
on a grassroots level is healthy for students, and that the rigorous process enhances the educational experience overall.
She makes the point that librarians have long sought to select, organize
, and evaluate information on the Internet.
He helped to organize
Teamsters Local 272, and then served as an officer of the local.
Given the current interest in information technology (IT) it might seem strange that IA values human brainpower so highly in the struggle to organize
information rather than accepts portal-in-a-box-style solutions.
According to Sweeney, "The labor movement cannot organize
enough members to restore the balance of power with employers if we use the strategies and tactics we've used over the last 20 years.
Rachel Sherman and Kim Voss stress this point in a chapter that finds union locals that used innovative organizing tactics, such as recruiting bilingual organizers and deploying a rank-and-file-intensive strategy, were more successful in their attempts to organize
His new paradigm for labor is to organize
the working poor, those people employed in minimum-wage or near-minimum-wage positions.
I listened in awed silence as the man narrated anecdote after anecdote about his campaigns to organize
the poor--in Chicago, in Rochester and Buffalo, New York, and in a dozen other cities.