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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

June 20, 2020 · by Alvarez Porter Group · Leave a Comment

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, immigrant, woman, and low-wage workers make these essential workers some ... read more


Leading with Hope & Resilience

Leading with Hope & Resilience

May 6, 2020 · by Alvarez Porter Group · Leave a Comment

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 emotional and physical well-being to be able to build trust ... read more


Exercise Radical Trust

Exercise Radical Trust

April 14, 2020 · by Allison Porter · Leave a Comment

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, depression, and acceptance.  Maybe all at once. Maybe all at ... read more


Want more feedback?

Want more feedback?

February 7, 2020 · by Alvarez Porter Group · Leave a Comment

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 develop a culture of ASKING for feedback. Many organizations invest in ... read more


That's Just the Way We Roll

That’s Just the Way We Roll

February 7, 2020 · by Alvarez Porter Group · Leave a Comment

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 powerless to change it; And, what's more, if I need ... read more


Hector, I will miss you, compañero

Hector, I will miss you, compañero

July 20, 2019 · by Alvarez Porter Group · Leave a Comment

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 janitors, doormen, and airport workers in NYC and across the ... read more


How to make change inevitable

How to make change inevitable

January 28, 2019 · by Alvarez Porter Group · Leave a Comment

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 then there are other times when change is energizing and ... 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

July 2, 2018 · by Alvarez Porter Group · Leave a Comment

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 day . The marches that followed focused on family separation and ... read more


Should I stay or should I go?

Should I stay or should I go?

March 20, 2018 · by Allison Porter · Leave a Comment

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 cut and a few people are dancing.  Some people leave ... 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

January 7, 2018 · by Alvarez Porter Group · Leave a Comment

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 program being sponsored by the Alvarez Porter Group and the ... read more


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