When you work for social change – results matter.
McDonald employee, Sabreal Ealem, asks New Orleans politicians to support a $15/hour minimum wage Organizations like CASA and Make the Road New York mobilize Dreamers to defend their rights The Solidarity Center works in Bangladesh and around the world to improve conditions for workers Karen Lewis, President of the Chicago Teachers Union, at a recent rally The interdependence of our shrinking world leads social change activists to a global approach

Winter 2018 News

Distributed leadership gets support with the launch of a new coaching cohort

Distributed leadership gets support with the launch of a new coaching cohort

This year, a group of fifteen organizing leaders from economic and racial justice organizations across the country will launch the CIWO/APG Ignite Coaching Cohort on Distributed Leadership.  The Coaching Cohort is a pilot ... read more

Should I stay or should I go?

Should I stay or should I go?

What will public sector union members do when they have a choice? #janus #openshop #letsgetready You’re at your cousin’s wedding reception and you are having an okay time.  The cake has been ... read more

Can Public Employee Unions Save the Labor Movement?

Can Public Employee Unions Save the Labor Movement?

Imagine this:  hundreds and even thousands of conversations happening all over the country.  People in pairs, small groups, big halls. Whispers growing into chatters growing into a cacophony of excitement ... read more

Unstoppable, joyous, exhausted

Unstoppable, joyous, exhausted

Bob Lawson  b. 1944 in Midland, Texas In 1966, Bob went to Chicago to work with JOIN (originally an SDS community organizing project building a multi-racial movement of the poor) and organized a group called Uptown ... read more

Leading Movement Staff in Tumultuous Times

Leading Movement Staff in Tumultuous Times

In moments of great threat and great possibility tensions can be heightened.  The pressure to adapt to change, tighten belts and take effective action exacerbates issues that may have been dormant. ... read more

Throw out the Praise Sandwich and other ways to improve your feedback

Throw out the Praise Sandwich and other ways to improve your feedback

I was having coffee with Laura, a middle school teacher, when she told me she couldn’t remember a time when her administrator had pointed out something she had done well.  She ... read more

Toxic Employee Behaviors and What to Do About Them

Toxic Employee Behaviors and What to Do About Them

Do you have a co-worker who brings down the morale of the team? Does your office sometimes feel like a battleground of "us" vs. "them"? Are you tired of trying to please ... read more