Secrets of a Successful Organizer - August Tuesdays Training Series

Event Date: 
August 10, 2021
Labor activists on the floor writing with pink marker on a big sheet of white paper.

Event at a Glance


August 10, 2021, 7:00 pm



REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED - THIS SERIES IS AT CAPACITY. There will be more to come! Keep an eye on your inbox.

Join us for our Secrets of a Successful Organizer training series: 1. Beating Apathy; 2. Assembling Your Dream Team; and 3. Turning an Issue into a Campaign. These are based on our widely-acclaimed book, Secrets of a Successful Organizer. These trainings will be held via Zoom.

The sessions will run Tuesdays from 7:00-9:00pm ET (4:00-6:00pm PT) on August 10, 17, 24, and 31.

We are asking you to attend all four workshops in the series, including the fourth workshop session - in which we'll cover topics that come up in the other sessions and talk about what all of this looks like in practice. Bring your challenges workplace and union organizing challenges to the group to problem-solve.

Once you register, you will receive a link to join via Zoom. We will send emails weekly with links to sessions and on the day of the event. Be sure to check all of your email folders, including your spam folder, for the session links and to download and update Zoom beforehand.

Sign up early -- space is limited.

Cost: $10 for the whole series. Includes access to all workshops until space is filled. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

  • Also available: registration plus 50 percent off a one-year subscription to the Labor Notes magazine - $25!

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Beating Apathy

Are you beating your head against the wall trying to get other workers involved? This workshop is for you. Hear success stories from those who’ve turned their workplaces around and turned apathy into action. Learn practical organizing tools for engaging your co-workers, taking action, and getting results.

Assembling Your Dream Team

Your workplace may feel like an unorganized mess, but the truth is you’re not starting from zero. There’s organization there already—though it might have nothing to do with the union. Learn how to map out the existing networks in your workplace, identify the leaders in those networks, and then knit them together into an organizing committee.

Turning an Issue into a Campaign

Everybody has complaints and frustrations, but an organizer has the power to turn problems into opportunities. Learn how to sort through the issues you hear from co-workers, bring people together, and make a plan to solve them.