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The Worker Center HandbookA Practical Guide for Starting and Building the New Labor Movement$
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Kim Bobo and Marien Casillas Pabellon

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781501704475

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501704475.001.0001

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Helping Workers Organize Work-site Committees or Unions

Helping Workers Organize Work-site Committees or Unions

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(p.253) 28 Helping Workers Organize Work-site Committees or Unions
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The Worker Center Handbook
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Kim Bobo

Marién Casillas Pabellón

Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501704475.003.0028

This chapter shows how worker centers are helping workers build permanent structures in their workplaces to address problems in an ongoing fashion by supporting them in organizing work-site committees and unions. It discusses the experience of Somos un Pueblo Unido in assisting workers develop work-site committees and the process involved, from the meeting of a small group of workers to group members signing an agreement with one another, gathering of signatures, filing of a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board, and Somos publicizing the results. It also provides examples of worker centers connecting workers with labor unions that operate (or might consider operating) in their sectors, including Arise Chicago, Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha, Make the Road, and Chicago Workers’ Collaborative.

Keywords:   worker center, workers, work-site committees, Somos un Pueblo Unido, National Labor Relations Board, labor unions, Arise Chicago, Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha, Make the Road, Chicago Workers’ Collaborative

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