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Arizona teachers organized using Facebook and worksite networks as part of Red for Ed campaign A coalition of community groups across Texas are organizing for paid sick time Separation and detention of families seeking asylum touched off a firestorm of protests The interdependence of our shrinking world leads social change activists to a global approach

Winter 2018 News

The 80% Equation: how the open shop turns the traditional union formula on its head

The 80% Equation: how the open shop turns the traditional union formula on its head

We shouldn't be surprised that an historic moment in the U.S. labor movement didn’t make much of a splash. It wasn’t even the biggest news coming out of the Supreme Court that ... 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

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

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

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

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

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