The Challenge

A Local of the Ironworkers Union wished to increase regional organizing but the staff they’d brought on board for their mobilization push had limited experience.

Our Left-Handed Solution

We put together a comprehensive organizing intensive that covered both the conceptual and hands-on aspects of signing up new members. Over the course of three full days, we leavened our discussions of organizing theory with hands-on exercises such as role-playing and thus provided participants with plenty of opportunities to test out the skills they were acquiring.

The Outcome

Our workshop gave the Ironworkers organizers the competencies and confidence they needed to succeed, and they are now operating with vastly increased effectiveness.