Building the Bench organized a spring webinar on Wednesday, March 28 2018. The webinar focused on "How are our networks and organizations dealing with sexual harassment?” We explored approaches and curriculum that were not “textbook” — but ones that focus more on the type of culture that we want to build and support in our organizations, networks and communities. Our goal was to share different approaches, share materials, foster discussion of real challenges and complexities, and generate new ideas and approaches.
Joint Session Goals:
Focus: The panel addressed how women—as the majority of low-wage workers, and who comprise 47% of union members, offer enormous potential to organize a platform for the resistance. Specifically, how the workers’ movement can harness the outrage that women displayed during the Women’s March and impact the current political landscape to benefit workers and improve workers’ rights.
Focus: Strengthening individual leadership for union and partner organizational leaders in the Mid-Atlantic states. Second week of three-week cohort which includes: personal leadership, organizational strength, and movement building.
Focus: The panel brought together five leaders/activists to discuss how Bargaining for the Common Good strategies have been effectively implemented as part of the Fix LA Campaign and how it is spreading to San Diego and beyond.
Focus: The session highlighted the successful campaigns in Boston, Los Angeles, and Chicago between unions and worker centers and how these partnerships can be replicated in other areas around the country.