KMO talks with long-time friend of the C-Realm about labor, academia, woke politics, Islam, sufism, and the illusory nature of the self, and maybe a passing mention of the pandemic.
Post Script from Marc:
During the Vault talk I was irritated with myself that couldn’t remember the title of an important report on union organizing. So, more for myself than anyone else, I went into my work notes and found the document.
The 2003 report by Kate Bronfenbrenner and Robert Hickey, of Cornell U.: “Blueprint for Change: A National Assessment of Wining Union Organizing Strategies”.
- Adequate and appropriate staff and financial resources
- Strategic targeting and research
- Active and representative rank-and-file organizing committees
- Active participation of member volunteer organizers
- Person-to-person contact inside and outside the workplace
- Benchmarks and assessments to monitor union support and set thresholds for moving ahead with the campaign
- Issues which resonate in the workplace and in the community
- Creative, escalating internal pressure tactics involving members in the workplace
- Creative, escalating external pressure tactics involving members outside the workplace, locally, nationally, and/or internationally
- Building for the first contract during the organizing campaign.