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Using School E-mail for Organizing

Using Facebook and Social Networking for Organizing


NEA Vice President Calls for Grassroots Organizing

NEA Vice President Lily Eskelsen Sings

 


Beyond Better Wages, Benefits, and Conditions
http://www.gse.harvard.edu/news_events/ed/2008/winter/
features/unions.html


Working Conditions of a Teacher
http://www.ehow.com/about_4572446_working-conditions
-teacher.html


Statewide shortages accelerate the union's efforts to organize substitute teachers
http://nysut.org/newyorkteacher/backissues/1999-2000/000531
substituteteacher.html


Teacher Working Conditions Toolkit
http://www.teacherworkingconditions.org/howtouse.html


Organizing Principals
http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-20201385.html


Tons of articles...
http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/teaching_now/working-conditions/


Teacher Working Conditions Are Student Learning Conditions
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/william-ferriter/teacher-working
-condition_b_790763.html


New Ideas to Improve Teacher Working Conditions
http://omalley.3cdn.net/9debebb3ca354efd54_31m6b9q13.pdf


NEA: "Recruit, Reclaim, Retain"

CD Sections and contents:

Section 1: Preliminaries

Step 1: Everyone is Involved
Step 2: “What If Only a Couple of Us Do Everything?”
Step 3: Setting Goals
Step 4: Setting Targets
Step 5: Data You Will Need


Section 2: People and Their Jobs

Step 1:  The Local President
Step 2:  The Other Officers
Step 3:  The Membership Coordinator
Step 4:  The Membership Committee
Step 5:  The Association Representative
Step 6:  The Membership Recruiter
Step 7:  The Members

Section 3: The Plan

Step 1:  Plan for the Entire Year
Step 2:  Critical Components of a Memb Plan|
Step 3:  The Membership Calendar
Step 4:  Planning Checklist
Step 5:  Information for Recruiters
Step 6:  Promotional Materials


Section 4: Training Recruiters

Step 1:    Where To Start
Step 2:    A Sample Agenda
Step 3:    Steps to Successful Memb Recruitment
Step 4:    Listening
Step 5:    The Art of Asking Questions
Step 6:    Knowing the Association
Step 7:    Practice Makes Perfect
Step 8:    Overturning Objections
Step 9:    Overturning Some Specific Objections
Step 10:  Information for Recruiters

Section 5: Promoting the Association

Step 1:  The Communications System
Step 2:  Tips for the Local
Step 3:  Tips for the Association Representative
Step 4:  Rewards and Recognition
Step 5:  Assoc Resources, Programs, Projects

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