Organized Labor comprises a key--and natural--base of allies in the fight to win a We the People Amendment ending corporate rule over our democracy. Organized labor has played a pivotal role in shaping workplace conditions and protecting the rights of millions of working people worldwide. In fact, the labor movement is our strongest and longest-lived organized force against corporate rule, historically.
About the Labor Caucus...
Some unions have endorsed Move to Amend at national level, but we think the most impactful way to build relationships is to start from the grassroots level and move up. So Move to Amend is reaching out to labor unions and Central Labor Councils intensively starting in fall 2015. We want to build connections and get endorsements from at least five unions before the end of the year.
The Caucus meetings monthly to support Move to Amend organizers as they build relationships with organized labor and secure organized labor endorsements.
- If you are part of a Move to Amend affiliate, join now to learn more about how to interface effectively with organized labor.
- If you are a union member or connected in any way to worker organizing, join us to share leads, insights, ideas, and strategies.
Organized workers are our natural allies, we need you to join the campaign to spread the word and get Labor on board!
- Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, Move to Amend National Director
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- Introduction to organized labor for Move to Amend volunteers (readings and resources)
- Engaging organized labor and labor unions (Labor Caucus kick-off webinar 9/2015 - 1 hr 15 min)
- "Move to Amend Reports" podcast interview with Labor Caucus Chair Mike Ferner (9/2015)
Making the Calls:
Making the Case:
- Top reasons labor supports Move to Amend
- Talking points: why organized labor and Move to Amend have shared interests
- Model resolution for organized labor endorsing "We the People" amendment
- Sample letter for unions to send to state / federal elected officials urging support for "We the People" amendment