When you work for social change – black lives matter.
Seattle, Washington.  June 2020 No Justice, No Peace! Rate at which black Americans are killed by the police 2015 - 2020. Wash Post Marching for Black Lives in Muncie, Indiana. June 2020 New Yorkers protest the death of George Floyd.  May 30, 2020 The interdependence of our shrinking world leads social change activists to a global approach

Spring 2020

Notes from the Storm: Black Immigrant Domestic Workers in the Time of COVID-19

Notes from the Storm: Black Immigrant Domestic Workers in the Time of COVID-19

by MARC BAYARD & KIMBERLY FREEMAN BROWN Black immigrant domestic workers are at the epicenter of three converging storms—the pandemic, the resulting economic depression, and structural racism. Intersectional identities such as Black, ... read more

Leading with Hope & Resilience

Leading with Hope & Resilience

In this crisis . . . Where trauma and injustice are both deeply personal and mission critical, we need leaders who are calm, clear, equitable, and compassionate. Take care of your ... read more

Exercise Radical Trust

Exercise Radical Trust

An organizing principle for leading staff in this time of unprecedented disruption and uncertainty Over the last four weeks, you have probably experienced each stage of grief: shock, denial, anger, bargaining, ... read more

Want more feedback?

Want more feedback?

Ask for it. And if you have trouble asking, now's your chance to get better at receiving feedback. The number one way to increase the amount of feedback in your organization is to ... read more

That's Just the Way We Roll

That’s Just the Way We Roll

When people use the "that's-just-the-way-we-roll" defense, there is an air of inevitability to it. It's as if they are saying, 'it's out of my hands, it can't be helped, I'm ... read more

Hector, I will miss you, compañero

Hector, I will miss you, compañero

Thursday night  we lost a long-time friend and colleague, Hector Figueroa, who passed away unexpectedly at the young age of 57.  Hector was the President of SEIU Local 32BJ representing ... read more

How to make change inevitable

How to make change inevitable

We hear often that organizational change is a drag and takes a long time.  We may even have experienced change that drawn out and painful, resulting in only modest moves. But ... read more

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

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