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Monday, February 4, 2019 - 10:00am to Friday, February 8, 2019 - 5:00pm
Austin, TX
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 12:00pm to Friday, May 24, 2019 - 6:00pm
Linthicum Heights, MD (near Baltimore)

Communications for Union Action Training

The Communications for Union Action course offers practical instruction about how to engage and motivate people to action. Sessions will include: leadership principles and tools for both internal and external organizing, recruitment of activists and developing leaders, articulating a vision, messages and messaging, planning for strong communications, the power of listening and more. Participants will quickly move from theory to the practice of concrete skills that they can immediately use at their Locals.

Instructors include key staff from the AFL-CIO Organizing Institute and labor educators with expertise in communications.

There is no official prerequisite for enrollment, but local unions are encouraged to send candidates who have the power to move an action forward in their Local which fosters growth and strength. This class will include speaking in front of a group, and other forms of practice and participation by all students and is designed for engaged members who are ready to take a step forward to expand their skills. The course is appropriate for students from both Canadian and U.S. local unions. PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND ALL CLASSES TO GRADUATE AND TO RECEIVE THEIR CERTIFICATE.


January 17 - 18, 2019: Atlanta, GA - Download the application form here


Fill out the Communications for Action application and return the completed application via email to or by mail to:

I.A.T.S.E. Officer Institute
207 West 25th Street
Fourth Floor
New York, NY 10001

Click here to download the application

Costs of the class are split: local unions are responsible for transportation, hotels, and per diem, and the International Union will pay for the program and instructors.

Please contact with any questions.

Thursday, January 17, 2019 (All day) to Friday, January 18, 2019 (All day)
Event Venue: 
Atlanta, GA