So you want to talk to your coworkers about the union but don’t know where to start? Well, AFGE’s got you covered!
Our Membership and Organization Department has just launched brand-new training on how to talk to your coworkers about empowering each other and strengthening your collective voice in the workplace. This self-paced training guides you on the most effective tool in organizing: the 1-on-1 conversations.
With this training, you’ll be well-equipped to talk to anyone about the union and are more likely to turn a coworker who’s not even wanting to get involved (although quietly suffering) into an energetic activist and ally in our fight to make the government a better place to work.
The training explores various topics such as:
- Why it’s critical not to ask permission to talk during the introduction
- Why it’s important to not tell someone they’re wrong
- What is the best way to redirect a conversation
- What to say when people tell you they don’t have time to talk, and much more!
Then there are scenarios to help prepare you for various situations you may encounter. After each lesson, there’s a quiz to help you summarize what you’ve learned.
This NOW (Network of Organized Workers) training is part of our union’s organizing plan. By executing this plan at locals across the country, we will build our collective power, ensuring attacks like we endured during the previous years can never happen again.
“A one-on-one conversation is important because we need to hear what they have to say about issues that are important to them and find a union solution and help them understand that the only thing that can help them with the issue that’s bothering them is being involved in the union,” explained M&O Director Dave Cann, who has more than 20-year experience in labor-management, conducted this in-depth training. “Engaged and active members are power.”
So, get ready to take a deep dive into this one-of-a-kind training.
Click here to start empowering yourself and your coworkers now!