"The Labour Movement was the principal force that transformed misery and despair into hope and progress"
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
We're excited to launch a one-year pilot project that will help build a stronger union at the local level. The YEU with support from PSAC is developing a network of trained Local Organizers who will connect with members and plan engaging activities.
Unions give workers a strong collective voice so that we have dignity and respect at work. Organizing is necessary to have strong unions. Workers can win big in the face of big challenges if we build power and unity in the workplace. We organize to build knowledge and power and then use it when we need to. An organized workplace engages members through the lens of union values of solidarity, safety, interdependence, inclusion, and the common good.
Click here to read more about organizing in a union Local.
How will Local Organizers do this work of organizing?
Local Organizers will first participate in a 2-day workshop in April 2022 to learn organizing skills: how to have engaging conversations with members, how to map workplaces, and how to develop a plan of action for each Local.
For details about the workshop, click this link: Local Organizer Workshop
Throughout the year, Local Organizers will run activities that the Local wants and needs. They can range from orienting new members to the union to building support for upcoming negotiations.
The amount of time that each Local Organizer will spend on organizing activities will vary from Local to Local. At least 18 days over the year is planned.
For more information about the Local Organizer role, check out the FAQ.
Who can be a Local Organizer?
Any member of the YEU can be a Local Organizer. Local Organizers will be selected from applicants who demonstrate an interest and a commitment to building a stronger union.
Interested members can complete and submit the application form here:
(APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED)
If you want to help the Local Organizer in your Local, please contact your Local President to connect.