Basic Training For Organizers

Basic training with Morris Mutual — a mutual aid project in NJ. Thanks to Theresa Markila for inviting me to participate and her assistance with the meeting.

As a labor organizer, I had thousands of conversations with the “unorganized.” But, much of my work was “organizing the organizer” — preparing members and activists to talk to their co-workers. I use the method in the video as a guide to action. If you want to have a successful union or community campaign the organizers need to practice. This is the introduction to our core activity: the one-on-one encounter with the unorganized worker or community person. This method can be tailored to electoral work, union drives, community work, peace and environmental activism, or any other social movement work. The most important part of the training — where people practice talking with each other in small groups — follows the introduction.

About Richard Moser

Richard Moser has over 40 years experience as an organizer and activist in the labor, student, peace, and community movements. Moser is the author of "New Winter Soldiers: GI and Veteran Dissent During the Vietnam Era," and co-editor with Van Gosse of "The World the Sixties Made: Politics and Culture in Recent America." Moser lives in Colorado.
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