Movie Review: Norma Rae (1979)

Organizing Work publishes reviews of labor- and union-themed films from an organizer’s perspective. Here, Eric Dirnbach reviews Norma Rae. Spoiler Alert: this review discusses the film in great detail! “Based on a True Story” On the list of great U.S. labor films, Norma Rae is certainly near

Wob Bulletin #1

The following is a bulletin put together by a couple of branches of the IWW in Canada. While the outside support mustered for Canada Post workers has been both inspiring and effective, these IWW members’ position is that worker power on the shop floor remains the

The Art of the “One-on-One”

John O’Reilly reflects on this fundamental organizing tool, and how to do it right The one-on-one meeting is the quintessential tool of the organizer. The one-on-one meeting is used so frequently in organizing campaigns that it’s usually abbreviated by organizers tired of typing it out

Paid in Full: The campaign at TTX (Part I)

AP Geller talks about a solidarity union campaign they helped organize at a telecoms subcontractor, from 2014-2016. TTX, when it still existed, was a commercial telecommunications services subcontractor based in Frederick, MD, servicing the Baltimore/DC metro area. I worked for TTX as a Field Technician. My

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