Tutorial videos:

-Intro to structure tests:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jlvSrIWLZhBC34SQCpAEumDUOuuT6wlB/view

 

-Intro to workplace mapping:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1W-Yfa_FeX5F4-FdRvMQzAmWxPVNQ6nSE/view 

-Intro to Agitate and Educate

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vFu6Ien9ajXqhSRMHyvTuoRrGOCL9QEm/view

-IWW Training Session

https://vimeo.com/408171248/6caad8276f

Important templates for organizing your local:

-Structure test tracker and social mapping template:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ew2QJ0-Qf87u8kvuXlWSLjDYTzceIwM3/view?usp=sharing 

-leader characteristics

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1l5Qz6T3W6H4VIMOzcCqitdp8lSbHd0a6/view?usp=sharing 

-categories of workers to map in your workplace

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CcvirET7n38ZiEyXS7ZoWyR6Fzkb35FR/view?usp=sharing 

There’s no “right” or “wrong” time to organize, because we must ALWAYS be organizing our locals. This work cannot stop for pandemics, political elections, or any other reason. VEU is committed to helping strengthen your union local through good old fashioned organizing, and we are creating this page to help share useful resources related to that goal. Be sure to check our Facebook closed group frequently so that you can participate in our next organizer training webinar. Our first one was a great success and we will surely launch more in the future.

Podcasts:

How the Los Angeles Teachers organized to win: 

https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/jacobin-radio-from-jacobin-magazine/jacobin-radio/e/58389192?autoplay=true 

 

Organizing to win (aka- organizing for the strike)

https://www.thedigradio.com/podcast/strike-with-jane-mcalevey/ 

 
Recommended Literature:

-How to overcome fear in organizing part 1:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UjXJ9fpj6eHENs_wB-IbjqXeIX9SLWzF/view?usp=sharing 

How to overcome fear in organizing part 2:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cPfQHDE29yeWgf0N4SH9ha2LnpAFtK0h/view?usp=sharing 

-Alinsky for teacher organizers:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/106dgFMOxAB_Ln_gT4lKYmIbIg9cX1vBl/view?usp=sharing 

 

Labor Notes

-https://labornotes.org/secrets/handouts

https://uale.org/document-table/resources/resources-for-activism/543-secrets-trainers-guide-labor-notes/file

https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/497-the-future-of-our-schools

https://www.versobooks.com/books/1569-strike-for-america

https://share.riseup.net/#7iJhG5QZIWWZx8EgInlQyA  

 

Books

available by hardcopy and in Audible Form:

 

  • Jane McALevy, A Collective Bargain: Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy

  • Diane Ravitch, Slaying Goliath: The Passionate Resistance Privatization and the Fight to Save America’s Public Schools