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Research & Data Office Hours

Kate Diedrick, CWA Strategic Researcher, and Taylor Mills, CWA Data Specialist, host “office hours” on the third Thursday of every month from 10am ET/9am CT - 12pm ET/11am CT. Join them at office hours if you have a question about a data/research topic, or want to learn more about how to use data & information to grow your union & power up campaigns! Register here.

Organizing Basics Series

We want all UCW members to be effective organization builders. Our Organizing Basics series will help you and your coworkers hit the ground running to grow your local.

  • UCW 101: Organizing Fundamentals - Are you new to UCW? Have you been a member for a while, but haven't gotten active yet? Do you need a refresher on our organizing methods? This training is for you! In this training we go over why we organize and the basic building block of our union: the organizing conversation. 
  • UCW 102: Workplace Mapping - How do you grow the power of your union? We organize systematically to reach as many people as possible with our vision and an ask to join. In this training, you'll use tools in Action Builder to build workplace charts and learn how to analyze your campaign through tracking organizing conversations, actions, and more.
  • UCW 103: Basics for Effective Campaigns - You've been having organizing conversations, your committee is learning about the issues on campus, and your coworkers are ready to make some change. It's time for a campaign! Learn about the basics of choosing an issue, crafting a plan to win, and using campaigns to grow your organization's power.
    • Tuesday, March 26th  Cancelled - Stay Tuned for a New Training Date

Special Campaigns Series 

Kate Diedrick, UCW & Public Healthcare & Education Workers Researcher is teaming up with Sara Myklebust from Bargaining for the Common Good for a special 4-part campaign skills series. These sessions will include information on the UCW campaign framework and key components of them. Attendees will apply what they’ve learned in a series of hands-on activities based on their current campaigns. 

  • Strategic Research Skills 1
    • Saturday, February 10, 2024 10am-1pm ET Register Here
      • In Strategic Research Skills 1 participants will learn about the various ways information can be used to build effective campaigns and focus on skill development in the areas of picking a broadly and deeply felt issue, framing demands, conducting target research on a target, and effectively engaging them. 
  • Strategic Research Skills 2
    • Saturday, April 13, 2024 10am-1pm ET Register Here
      • In Strategic Research Skills 2 participants will learn the framework of the strategic campaign and build skills to effectively collect and analyze important information on the employer. Participants will understand how to write a profile on their institution/system, use it to identify key areas of leverage, and put pressure on them over time.