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Sunday, 18 November 2012

Organising campaigns empower workers & transform unions

Elaine Bernard, a union educator based at Harvard, makes several excellent points about the importance of an active, informed and committed union membership who ‘understand that they are the union and that the power of the union rests with them’.

Bernard explains the positive impact of workers who join a union through issues based organising campaigns - ‘when workers decide to organise, they are deciding to take a stand, and to transform their workplace. And, in the process, they transform themselves and their co-workers’: