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Whole Worker Organizing: Workshop led by Jane McAlevey

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When: Tuesday, 28th June, 10:00-17:30.

Where: Leeds University Business School, Meadow Teaching Room 1, Leeds, LS2 9JT. (map).

What: Jane McAlevey is a well-known American labor movement organizer who has racked up a string of victories at a time when union leaders said winning wasn’t possible.

In her book ‘Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell)’ Jane argues that labor can be revived, but only if the movement acknowledges its mistakes and fully commits to deep organizing, participatory education, militancy, and an approach to workers and their communities that more resembles the campaigns of the 1930s.

In short, she advocates whole worker organising through social movement unionism.

Attendance fees (includes lunch & refreshments) £20. You will need to register in advance to attend by booking online or by contacting Jane Holgate at: j.holgate@leeds.ac.uk

This day-long workshop, supported by the ‘British Universities Industrial Relations Association’, is aimed at trade union an community activists who are interested in developing a greater understanding of the differences between organizing and mobilizing and how to undertake power analysis for effective organizing.
Workshop details:

10am: Registration and refreshments

10.15am: introductions

10.30-1pm: morning workshops

1pm-2pm: Buffet Lunch: provided in attendance fee

2pm-5.50pm: afternoon workshops
Topics to be covered include:

  •  Core differences between organizing and mobilizing approaches.
  • What is an organic leader?
  •  Differences between activists and leaders.
  •  Understanding power: the relationship between strategies and power
    analysis.