When you work for social change – black lives matter.
Amazon workers around the U.S. are watching for what will happen in the Bessemer, Alabama union drive Workers face backlash from China after warning of Uighur forced labor factories supplying name brands NYC campaign against hate features works by multidisciplinary artist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya The trial has begun for Derek Chauvin, the policeman who killed George Floyd a year ago and set off protests across the country last summer The interdependence of our shrinking world leads social change activists to a global approach

Spring 2020

Ignite your senior team

Ignite your senior team

Ignite the talent and energy of your people The Ignite program is available now to unions and nonprofits interested in developing their managers and senior teams to meet the moment on ... read more

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

After a full year of COVID 19 and its impacts . . . As we continue to suffer and witness suffering and as we continue to expose and witness inequities and ... 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