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labor Beating Apathy - How to Organize Your Workplace

A free on-line course for organizing in your workplace.

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, Jim West

Are there problems where you work? Maybe your pay is too low, conditions are unsafe, or the boss has it in for someone you work with--and you're ready to do something about it.

This free course will show you how to fight back where you work and win. Beating Apathy is a step-by-step guide to building power on the job.

Covering 29 of the 47 secrets from the smash hit Labor Notes book Secrets of a Successful Organizer, it's packed with real-life examples, practical tips, and hands-on exercises to help you apply the insights and know-how of generations of organizers.

In eight downloadable lessons you'll discover how to:

Identify the key issues in your workplace

Build campaigns to tackle them

Anticipate management's tricks and traps

Inspire your co-workers to stand together despite their fears

What to Expect

LESSON 1: HOW TO GET UNSTUCK

Do you ever feel like your co-workers don't care?

LESSON 2: HOW AN ORGANIZER TALKS... AND LISTENS

It all starts with one-on-one conversations.

LESSON 3: ASSEMBLE YOUR DREAM TEAM

To build power you must understand who does what where.

LESSON 4: CHOOSE YOUR BATTLES

What makes a good issue to organize around?

LESSON 5: SWING INTO ACTION

Start pushing management to address your goal.

LESSON 6: EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED

How will you cope with backlash and roadblocks?

LESSON 7: ALWAYS BE ORGANIZING

Keep it going beyond a single campaign.

LESSON 8: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

A real-life case study brings together the secrets.

How it Works

To get started, just fill out the form above. It's free!

Once you're signed up, check your email to activate your account. The first three lessons will become available for download right away.

After that you get another new lesson every seven days, until you have all eight. We'll email you once a week to alert you when a new lesson is available.