Thursday, July 28, 2011
Bigger Labor: A Crash Course for Construction Union Organizers
By Bob Oedy
This helpful 2008 book is a comprehensive guide to construction organizing best practices. It covers everything from what to do on a picket line to tips on visiting job sites, from effective handbilling to dealing with police, from building a banner to salting. It offers building trades organizers extensive communication tips for every situation, from following up with potential recruits to effectively getting your point across at public hearings.
Oedy, an experienced organizer based in Los Angeles, focuses on helping new organizers who want to get up to speed quickly and get a handle on who’s doing what work and where. “You don’t need to know every detail about common-situs picketing or the Moore Dry Dock case, you need to know how to access more job sites and what to do when someone chases you off a job,” Oedy says. “You need to know how to make a database of all the contractors and craft workers and keep in touch with them over time. You need to know what you can put on a flyer without getting the union sued. You need to know what to do – and avoid – when speaking at a city council meeting. To those ends the book offers everyday street language, no legal jargon.” 132 pages paperback
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
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