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Bargaining and Mobilization Workshops

Are you interested in attending one of these workshops? If yes, please send an email to

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Mobilizing for Bargaining – BARG

March 7 and 8, 2020
Corner Brook and St. John’s
In this workshop, members of local Mobilization Committees look at effective ways to engage members before bargaining begins, and throughout the bargaining process.

How Bargaining Works – BARG

March 7 and 8
Corner Brook and St. John’s
This module can be added to other parts of the Bargaining Education Program. It covers the legal framework for collective bargaining and where we get our power as a union.

Strategic Planning for Bargaining – BARG

April 18 and 19 in Corner Brook
April 25 and 26 in St. John’s
In this workshop for the local executive, participants will:

  • Analyze the internal and external factors that impact bargaining
  • Set goals for bargaining
  • Prepare a work plan to steer them through the bargaining process
Leading as a Team – Leadership Executive Training (LET)

April 18 and 19 in Corner Brook
April 25 and 26 in St. John’s
In this workshop, executive teams explore power and responsibility that comes with it, how we work in teams and how to balance our leadership styles to engage the membership and work effectively across diversity.

Good Books

These books are available on the websites listed below and through other book retailers

Book: Secrets of a Successful OrganizerSecrets of a Successful Organizer

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

This book will show you how to fight back where you work and win. You’ll learn how to identify the key issues in your workplace, build campaigns to tackle them, anticipate management’s tricks and traps, and inspire your co-workers to stand together despite their fears.

We’ve distilled generations of organizing know-how into 47 easily accessible secrets. Put them all together and you’ve got a step-by-step guide to building power on the job.

Book: Beautiful TroubleBeautiful Trouble

Beautiful Trouble brings together ten grassroots groups and dozens of seasoned artists and activists from around the world to distill their best practices into a toolbox for creative action.

Among the groups included are Agit-Pop/The Other 98%, The Yes Men/Yes Labs, Code Pink, SmartMeme, The Ruckus Society, Beyond the Choir, The Center for Artistic Activism, Waging Nonviolence, Alliance of Community Trainers and Nonviolence International, Escola de Ativismo, and The New Organizing Institute.

Book: Troublemaker’s Handbook 2Troublemaker’s Handbook 2

This oversize manual is for workers who want to take control over their lives at work. In hundreds of first-person accounts, workers tell in their own words how they did just that.

The stories run from how to ridicule a pompous boss to a years-long campaign against a multinational corporation. The workplaces represented include factory and white collar, public and private, in the U.S. and Canada.

Each chapter ends with questions designed to get you thinking strategically about how to apply what you’ve read in your workplace.