From First Contact to First Contract: A Union Organizer's Handbook

TitleFrom First Contact to First Contract: A Union Organizer's Handbook
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsBarry, Bill
PublisherFree State Press
CityAnnapolis, MD
Keywordsorganizing, organizing campaign, union organizing, unionization
Abstract

Veteran labor organizer and educator Bill Barry looks to his own vast experience to document and help organizers through all the stages of a unionization campaign, from how to get it off the ground to how to bring it home with a signed contract and a strong bargaining unit. In 19 chapters he discusses everything from the culture of organizing to how to strategize, various approaches to campaigns, whether to go through formal (i.e., NLRB) procedures or work from outside established law, what to expect from employers, and a whole lot more. Several appendices offer useful tips and tools. (publisher's statement)