Saturday, October 27, 201810am-5pm (9:00am for breakfast)
Sunday, October 28, 201810am-4pm (9:00am for breakfast)
At the SEIU local 200 United office in Williamsville1961 Wehrle Avenue, Suite #3, Williamsville, NY 14221
Do you have a job? Will you have a job in the future? Are you a worker? Do you want higher wages and more benefits? Do you want to fight injustice at work? Do you want more rights, power and a voice at your work?
If the answers to any of these questions are YES, then you should consider organizing at work and joining the one union open to all workers, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). This training will show you how to organize at work and form a union. The IWW labor union is looking to expand across Upstate NY and there are current organizing campaigns going on at workplaces in Albany, Utica and elsewhere. There are many labor activists and workers who are also organizing in and around Buffalo and are looking to establish an IWW branch and launch organizing campaigns.
You don’t have to be a member of the IWW to come to the training but you are encouraged to join and will have the option to do so during or after the training. The training is completely free and open to the public, including unemployed workers. As long as people do not have the power to hire or fire anyone they are welcome to come. Organizing materials, information, and breakfast and lunch will also be provided.
Two experienced union organizers (one from Toronto and another from Albany), will give the nuts and bolts of organizing at work, how to set up a workplace organizing committee, the AEIOUs of organizing, go over labor law, how to make demands on the boss, take direct action at work and how to build grassroots power at work. This is a very interactive training that includes role plays and active participation. The training will also go over social charting, mapping, contracts vs. solidarity unionism, and a history of the IWW.
Please RSVP to the event by filling out this survey. You can also contact one Brendan who will be one of the trainers or Rob who is a Wobbly in Buffalo.
Brendan: firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 315 807-7647 (also contact if you are interested in going from Albany, or Utica and need a ride)