Caucus How-To (August 2023)

Event Date: 
August 09, 2023
Three women mostly in red shirts looking at the camera hold signs saying “Love Wins,” and a red banner with outlined white lettering saying “Caucus of Working Educators.”

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August 09, 2023, 8:00 pm

A rank-and-file reform caucus is a group of members who set out to transform their union—establishing a new vision and organizing to make it real.

With the help of caucuses, new leaders in the Teamsters and the Auto Workers are fighting to reverse years of concessions. The Caucus of Rank-and-File Educators in the Chicago Teachers Union showed us how a union can use its power to fight for a whole city and for the public good.

So much is possible with democratic, transparent, militant organizing. But how do we get there? Where do we start?

This workshop will be led by Labor Notes board member Ellen David Friedman. It is free and open to union members at all stages of caucus organizing. If you can't make it this time, don't worry—it will be held again.

When: Wednesday, August 9, from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern (5 to 6 p.m. Pacific)
Where: Online, via Zoom

Accessibility: Closed captions will be turned on. If there are other accommodations we can help with, please reach out to sarah[at]labornotes[dot]org.

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