To help us think about building for the future, and once all this frenzied organizing dies down a bit – let’s read!!!!
Other folks have done what we’re trying. In Chicago rank and file teachers got pissed, self-organized, formed a caucus, and now lead their union.
And there’s a book about it!
“How To Jump Start Your Union” covers all the basics of how CORE grew from a bunch of teachers angry about neo-liberal reforms in their schools, to one of the strongest and most exciting unions in the labor movement right now.
Linked here are selections from three chapters.
- Bradbury et al – How To Jump Start Your Union – ch 3
- Bradbury et al – How To Jump Start Your Union – ch 5 (selections)
- Bradbury et al – How To Jump Start Your Union – ch 12
Come join the discussion:
Friday May 6th – 4PM
Cafe on the Ave
Mark your calendars! Talk to your phone! See you on the 6th!