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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.

  • Organizing 101: Organizing Conversation Training 
    • Wednesday, September 20th, 2023 7-8:30 ET Register here
      • How do you move someone from believing unionizing is illegal, to saying yes to join? We'll cover this common dilemma and prepare you to talk about your organizing in your own words.
  • Organizing 102: Workplace Mapping
    • Wednesday, October 18th, 2023 7-8:30 ET Register here
      • You've been talking to people - now what do you do with all this new information? Build your workplace map, identify leaders, and strategically focus recruitment.
  • Organizing 103 - Meeting Facilitation 
    • Wednesday, November 15th, 2023 7-8:30 ET Register here
      • You've been talking to your coworkers and recruiting leaders from your map. Now let's make the most of your time with them! Learn how to run an effective meeting for your chapter by getting everyone involved in the conversation, planning strong next steps, and enabling your collective to make solid choices in a democratic manner.


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. 

  • Campaign Planning 1 - Plan to win overview - building and deploying effective campaigns
    • Saturday, December 9, 2023 10am-1pm ET Register Here
      • In Campaign Planning 1 participants will learn about the overall campaign framework, how to pick a strategic issue, frame demands, claim short-term wins on the path to long-term victory, and choose and engage the right targets
  • Campaign Planning 2 - Using research to inform picking a target and escalation
    • Wednesday, December 13, 2023 7pm-9pm ET Register Here
      • In Campaign Planning 2 participants will learn the skills of power mapping, escalation, and structure testing and work in groups on a campaign calendar of their own design.
  • Strategic Research Skills 1
    • Saturday, February 10, 2023 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.