New unionism - organising for change

national seminar, 17 March 1997.
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  • English
Trades Union Congress , London
SeriesNew unionism - organising for growth
ContributionsTrades Union Congress.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 folder (various pagings) ;
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Open LibraryOL20688275M

What is the organising model of trade unionism and is it a good or bad thing. Introduction Other briefings will seek to explain how trade unions derive power.

Although the construction of trade union power is not simply a matter of the number of workers belonging to a union, there is a critical need for trade unions to increase membership andFile Size: KB. Ask a group of union organisers to define 'organising' and you're likely to get as many definitions as there are people in the room.

What is clear is that there is no one 'right' organising model, or 'silver bullet' for building stronger unions. Nor is 'organising' a new idea, or something you need a degree in rocket sciences to understand.

So, having said what its not, here's 10 things we. Beyond the concrete examples in this book, McAlevey's arguments have direct implications for anyone involved in organizing for social change.

Much more than cogent analysis, No Shortcuts explains exactly how progressives can go about rebuilding powerful movements at work, in our communities, and at the ballot box/5(52).

Organizing for Power. The content of this website is based on the notes I use for training and split into “building blocks for change,” each with analysis, tools, and resources to help you apply these concepts to your organizing work. "Best Book in Labor Education, ," United Association of Labor Educators, (Winner); Education for Changing Unions presents a rich, stimulating, and provocative storehouse of practical and structured activities, ideas, and debate about union education.

Written in a clear and accessible style, the authors have created a book to inspire working people and teachers in many settings. New unionism is a term which has been used twice in the history of the labour movement, both times involving moves to broaden the trade union agenda.

Ben Tillett was a prominent leader of the London Dock strike of He formed the Dock, Wharf, Riverside and General Labourers' Union inwhich had support from skilled workers. members won an advance in wages and working conditions.

Reading for Change: Social Justice Unionism Book Groups as an Organizing Tool Kathleen Riley, Ph.D., West Chester University In my view the only meaningful option is to acknowledge that it is in our common interest to make equity and quality the cornerstones for educational reform.

These principles aim to help you adapt to change and how to take advantage of opportunities with new changes. This management book, which was first published in and has influenced CEOs, presidents, and other leaders, still continues to be relevant today.

P.O. Box Kennett Square, PA P.O. Box York, PA   The author who has been a union organizer and a chief negotiator put together a pretty good book that contains a solid collection of union history both past and relatively current. The past history with what political actions that took place meaning the development of the NLRA and individuals exercising their collective s: 9.

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The Change to Win Organizing Center (CtW) is a coalition of American labor unions originally formed in as an alternative to the coalition is associated with strong advocacy of the organizing coalition currently consists of The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT); Service Employees International Union (SEIU); and United Farm Workers (UFW).

Rebuilding Labor - Organizing and Organizers in the New Union Movement by Ruth Milkman (Editor); Kim Voss (Editor) $ buy online or call us from Book Grocer, 5/ Keilor Park Drive, TULLAMARINE, VIC, Australia. Toggle navigation Book Grocer.

YES - We are still open for online orders and our stores outside Melbourne are still open. Unions and our progressive allies need to collectively redirect our energy to focus on where jobs will be in the future and which workers can successfully organize and gain representation in the new global economy.” While the movement faces an uphill battle, across the country, workers are trying to find ways to change the climate.

“The gap between thought and action, between belief and will, prevents us solving our most pressing individual and societal problems.” ― Paul Gibbons, The Science of Successful Organizational Change: How Leaders Set Strategy, Change Behavior, and Create an Agile Culture.

Books shelved as change-management: Leading Change by John P. Kotter, Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Heath, Who Moved My Cheese.

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This book makes a major contribution to the debate within the UK and abroad on the reality of workplace unionism in an era of change. Drawing on examples of union renewal, the authors present an historical overview, and compare the UK experience with contrasting international examples.

Taking full account of this dangerous picture, union activists launched the movement to "Change to Organize". We used the AFL-CIO Organizing Institute, launched into train a whole new generation of organizers, and we recommitted the labor movement to organizing the unorganized.

1 day ago  Taxpayer-funded National Public Radio (NPR) is promoting a new book that justifies violent rioting. In "In Defense of Looting: A Riotous History of Uncivil Action," Vicky Osterweil argues that things.

A New Game Plan For Union Organizing (4) By Harry Kelber. This is the fourth of eight articles on union organizing. THE IDEAL UNION ORGANIZER. If unions are to grow, they'll need bigger, better and more successful organizing campaigns. That means they'll also need a.

Overcoming Obstacles to Transformation: Challenges on the Way to a New Unionism. Abstract [Excerpt] The change to organizing requires more than a shift in resources. It is difficult to imagine a sustained commitment to organizing at the grass roots unless locals have the tools, skills, and strategic.

Now unions represent the police Ryan would like to organize against. 12 Targeted: On May 1, Target Workers Unite organized a sick-out to protest the lack of safety measures and protective.

The two best books I know of on leading culture change are: Book #2: Diagnosing and Changing Organizational Culture, by Kim Cameron and Robert Quinn. Book #3: Organizational Culture and Leadership, by Edgar Schein.

Third, great change leadership requires the passionate engagement of people throughout the organization.

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Change guru Marv Wiesbord. It’s required to seize a new opportunity: An example would be a new market, product, or service, and your current structure just wasn’t designed to support your new business objectives. While these are all good reasons, reorganizing should be considered as just one possible option.

Training for Change is a training and capacity building organization for activists and organizers. We believe strong training and group facilitation is vital to movement building for social justice and radical change.

Sincewe’ve supported groups taking direct action, building strong teams and organizations, and working at the grassroots. would avoid the old trap of “company unionism.” A final conclusion was that existing unions probably cannot drive the change.

It is extremely difficult for organizations to reinvent themselves; the last great change in the labor relations system, during the s, needed a split in the Federation. Today. Colectivo Workers Organizing A Union Effort seeks to organize company's 21 locations in Milwaukee, Chicago and Madison.

By Graham Kilmer - Aug 17th, pm. On Friday, when participants in the “Get Your Knee Off Our Necks” Commitment March converge on Washington, D.C., they will do so to call for action on.

The book was published in Marchduring Women's History Month and just in time for the th anniversary of the 19th Amendment – which. and the appropriate form of organization for the labor movement. This debate has taken on new urgency since the mids, however, and has concentrated on whether there is a viable alternative to the prevailing form of business unionism, which appears to be leading workers nowhere.

Borrowing from the South African antiapartheid movement, we could. Typically, when forming a new organization, “folks come together, study as a group and develop your politics, get aligned ideologically and then move into training people to prepare for taking.

Al Comeaux, author of the new book Change (the) Management, is a global authority on change from inside organizations. He’s worked for some of the world’s biggest, like Travelocity and GE.Book review - ‘A Collective Bargain: Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy' "The bulk of the book is a kind of primer, with extensive examples about how unions work, how to run a successful organizing campaign, and how to win a strike by building unity within the workplace and support in the surrounding community.".

This type of split in American reality is nothing new to my family. My grandfathers were Black children of the Jim Crow South, attending segregated schools with hand-me-down books .