Service & Solidarity Spotlight: Organizers Are Building a Movement to Meet the Moment at AFL-CIO Organizing Institute Trainings

Organizing Institute attendees in St. Paul, Minnesota, posing with AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler (center front)

Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our Service & Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

More than 80 organizers, including participants and teaching fellows, joined together this week in Las Vegas and St. Paul, Minnesota, at the AFL-CIO Organizing Institute (OI) Three-Day Training.

The OI’s mission is to train union organizers to secure the kinds of huge wins that grow the labor movement and change lives for generations. Tens of thousands of member activists and staff organizers have been trained by the OI, which provides them with the best practices and mobilization principles that are key to helping workers win respect, dignity and a voice at work through forming a union. AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler joined attendees at the St. Paul session, where they were reinforcing the skills necessary to help usher in a new era of labor organizing.

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