Labor Night at Modern Woodmen Park – Friday June 13th

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Internal Organizing 1 on 1 – University of Iowa Labor Center Course



Internal Organizing: One-on-One

Member Action Networks and Communications Structures

Sponsored by the Quad City Federation of Labor with support from the Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO. Presented by the Labor Center, University of Iowa

UA Local 25 Hall, 4600 46th Ave, Rock Island - Thursday, April 10, 2014

9:00-9:15            Welcome and introductions

9:15-10:15           Clarifying Your Goals: Organizing Issue Identification

  • What workers’ rights struggles do you anticipate in the coming year: workplace issues, political struggles, community issues
  • Which of these issues could be good foundations for organizing?
  • Developing smaller benchmark goals from larger long-term goals
  • What could members do to influence the outcome?

10:15-10:30         Break

10:30-11:45         Assessing and Charting Your Workplace

  • How are member action networks usually structured?
  • Map your workplace: List work units and # of leaders needed
  • Chart your workplace or work area & apply a rating system
  • Analyze your charts (any clear trends in participation/non-participation?) and develop an initial organizing plan

11:45-12:15          Lunch

12:15-2:00           Recruiting MAT leaders One-on-One

  • Develop the initial message, literature, lists you will need when  approaching potential member action network leaders
  • Structuring an effective one-on-one recruitment conversation: and practice it!
  • Keeping records and planning follow-up

2:00-2:15            Break

2:15-2:45             Activating and Sustaining Your Member Action Network             

  • Member action network meetings – how often? Content?
  • Member action network activities
  • Publicity, recognition, ongoing recruitment

2:45-3:00           Wrap-up and evaluations


Save the Date! Fair Tax Lobby Date!

Save the Date

Fair Tax Citizen Lobby Day

We Need a Better Illinois for All


Why: To fight for the Fair Tax, which gives a tax cut to 94% of Illinois residents while providing stable and sustainable revenues to protect vital services.


When: Tuesday, April 29 at 11:00AM


Where: The Lincoln Statue in Springfield (More Details to Follow. Busses will depart from around the state.)




Who: Local leaders, concerned citizens, and YOU!                                                                   

A Fair Tax and Minimum Wage Rally – April 16th

Join Quad City area justice activists, community volunteers, faith leaders, union brothers and sisters, and folks from all walks of life to hear more about the efforts to create a fair income tax system in Illinois and increasing the minimum wage to $10.10!

The event will be held at the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 25 Hall in Rock Island, IL. The Hall is located at 4600 46th Ave, off of Blackhawk Road.

The event will go from 6:30-8:00pm on Wednesday April 16th.

State Representatives Jehan Gordon-Booth, Mike Smiddy, and Pat Verschoore have been invited, along with State Senators Mike Jacobs and Dave Koehler.

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2014 Quad City Federation of Labor Education Curriculum



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February 2014 Schedule of Events


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Quad City Next Up Presents “Inequality for All” Friday January 24th

Friday, January 24th
Richard Shoemaker UAW Hall
630 19th Street, East Moline, IL
Doors open at 6:00 p.m./Film at 7:30 p.m.
Pop & Popcorn available/BYOB

*Special guest speaker Peter Starzynski from “A Better Illinois” will give a presentation & answer questions at 6:45 p.m..*

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