Have you been wanting to unionize at work? Are you concerned about union busting disrupting your organizing efforts? Well then this website will be invaluable to you. CWA is a bottom-up, worker led union. Ever since the PATCO strike made unions afraid of striking, CWA alone has basically kept the idea of striking alive in the US. As an effort to modernize their definition of communication, CWA has created this playbook to prepare you and your coworkers against the insidious and misleading language union busters use to destroy your campaign.

It wasn’t until 2020 came around and we regained our voice before things changed in favor of organized labor. Even with companies violently affecting workers with layoffs, now’s the time to organize. As the saying goes, the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the second best time is now. As a tech worker myself, the knowledge that there wasn’t a single union member laid off at Activision Blizzard should be sign enough that unions provide job security.

  • Chetzemoka
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    134 months ago

    Damn, what a great reference. I really wish I had this during our 3.5 month unionizing drive because those motherfuckers tried ALL OF THIS.

    I’m proud to report that three weeks ago we won our union vote by a margin of 5:1. Our union organizers all said they’ve never seen a success ratio like that in their careers. We’re a very spirited community hospital.

    • @rockSlayerOPM
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      44 months ago

      congrats! The most difficult part is over, now’s the time to support the bargaining committee and keep support high! My campaign is extremely close to going public, and we’re expecting to make waves

      • Chetzemoka
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        44 months ago

        Thanks! We’re all happy. But it’s not over for us just yet. The corporation that owns our hospital (Tenet Healthcare) is notorious for shenanigans, and we’re anticipating they’ll try to drag this out to see if they can induce us to revote in a year because we’re dissatisfied with the union. (I think our vote margin finally got them to give up on just trying to make us all so miserable that we quit.) But we’ll keep fighting. We live here; this is OUR hospital.

        I wish you all the best in your campaign. I think the only advice from my experience that I would offer is be willing to extend grace. Patience with the ignorance and stubbornness of some of our coworkers bought us a lot of new yes votes by the end of our campaign. Especially when they were actively receiving the opposite from our administration.