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Strategic Campaigns Application

Due Date: Friday, July 14, 2017

Organizations are encouraged to send teams of two or more to this workshop. Each applicant should fill out a separate application.

 
























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The Strategic Campaigns Workshop is open to members and staff of unions and community organizations that are embarking on, or in the midst of, strategic campaigns. All participants will be placed on a team and will develop a comprehensive plan for a campaign either already underway or in the formative stages. We encourage organizations to send two or more people who are working together on a campaign. Organizations or coalitions who have common goals, such as unions involved in a joint campaign or unions and community organizations who seek to strengthen ties, are invited to each send representatives who will work together in a team. Individuals coming without partners will be paired with a team working with similar key features.

Each section of the training will solicit and draw on real examples from case study campaigns so the goal of the campaign must be to win something from a person or entity OUTSIDE OF/EXTERNAL TO your union/organization. It is also essential that you (or someone attending the workshop) have first-hand connection with the workers or members and are knowledgeable about the key players outside the organization.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Lack of experience does NOT disqualify a potential workshop participant.






 


Please identify an organizing, collective bargaining, or policy/legislative campaign that your organization is currently facing or will face in the next year around which you would like to develop a strategic campaign plan during the workshop. The goal of the campaign must be to win something from a person or entity OUTSIDE OF/EXTERNAL TO your union/organization. It is essential that you (or someone coming to the workshop) have first-hand connection with the workers or members and are knowledgeable about the key players outside the organization. Each section of the training will solicit and draw on real examples from your campaign.

Please provide as much of the following information as possible:

 







 







 




(For example: Organized 1000 workers; Won a first contract agreement; Passed new legislation.)






Please let us know about the types of campaigns in which your organization would likely be engaged. This information will help us place you on a team where you will be exposed to key campaign features that are similar to the ones that you and your organization face.

Please describe an organizing, collective bargaining, or policy/legislative campaign that your organization has faced or is likely to face around which you would like to learn how to plan a strategic campaign. Please provide as much of the following information as possible:

 







 







 




Confidentiality Agreement

Labor Center Workshop Confidentiality Agreement:

I understand that the 2017 Strategic Campaigns Workshop may use organizing campaigns in which other workshop participants are currently engaged as case studies for training and educational purposes. I also understand that information regarding details of those campaigns—including campaign objectives, strategies and tactics, and the identity of individuals working on the campaigns—are confidential and proprietary, and will be provided to me during the workshop in reliance on my agreement not to disclose them to unauthorized persons. By applying to participate in this workshop, I agree that I will not disclose information regarding the details of any organizing campaigns that I may learn as a result of my participation in the workshop to any person other than fellow workshop participants and staff.

 

The Strategic Campaigns Workshop welcomes participation regardless of race, ethnicity, color, sex, or national origin.

For questions, call Karen Orlando at (510) 725-7041 or korlando@berkeley.edu.