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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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Hosting Workers’ Rights Training Sessions

Hosting Workers’ Rights Training Sessions

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(p.46) 6 Hosting Workers’ Rights Training Sessions
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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/9781501704475.003.0006

This chapter discusses various approaches that have been used by worker centers to develop and conduct workers’ rights training sessions. One of the most fundamental things worker centers do is educate workers about their employment rights and organize them to protect these rights and improve conditions in their workplaces. Every new worker center offers some sort of workers’ rights training. The sessions are engaging, build on workers’ experience, reflect understanding about how the political and economic system is not serving workers, and involve workers in figuring out their own solutions. This chapter offers suggestions on how a worker center can grow its expertise on workers’ rights, offer regular sessions, conduct training sessions outdoors and at other organizations’ locations, develop training goals, and use popular education styles of education and training. It also describes popular education training resources on workers’ rights and leadership development, including comic books and health and safety training materials.

Keywords:   worker center, rights training, employment rights, workers’ rights, popular education, leadership development, comic books, training resources, workers, training sessions

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