Unionizing your workplace begins with organizing. Organization in the workplace is most effective when you have a strong relationship with your fellow workers. Rule number one of organizing; keep these conversations between committed workers. If the boss catches on, they can stifle a union campaign before it gains enough support to stand up to them.
Identifying the issues in your workplace that your coworkers can sympathize with is a great way to start. Are wages stagnant and lower than they should be? Does your boss ignore or deny requests that are crucial to doing your job? When enough workers organize around the same issues in the workplace, the boss has to start listening. The accompanying video explains workplace organizing in further detail:
Know Your Rights
• Workers have the right to organize •
• Workers have the right to wear and distribute union materials •
• Workers can’t legally be fired or penalized for joining a union •