Report Back: Organizer Training 101 hosted by the Chicago IWW Jan 24th & 25th

An Organizer Training 101 (OT 101) is a comprehensive two day workshop which teaches the basic steps to build a workplace organizing committee and to win demands through collective action.

We are extremely excited that almost all of those who attended the OT 101 had never previously attended a workplace organizing training and that two new members were signed up to the IWW at the event. We look forward to seeing these new organizers build worker power and improve their workplace conditions in the coming months and years!

Those who attended the OT 101 came from diverse backgrounds and industries and greatly enriched the training through their high levels of participation and the wide variety of questions, examples, and ideas they presented. Everyone who attended reported that they enjoyed themselves, learned a lot, and thought the event was a great success.

We feel that the OT 101 is one of the best ways to learn the IWW’s strategies and tactics for workplace organizing and is an essential training for all Wobblies to attend before beginning to organize at work.

Because of this, we plan to begin hosting an OT 101 at least 4 times each year, so be sure to stay tuned for information on the next OT 101 in the coming months.

If you are organizing at work, have not attended an OT 101, and do not see one scheduled in the near future, be sure to let us know so we can set up an additional training for you and your co-workers!


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