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What is organizing?

The democratic process of joining with your coworkers to negotiate better terms and conditions of employment is referred to as organizing. The principle behind union organizing is simple: we have more clout with our employers when we negotiate as a unified group than we do when each of us negotiates as an isolated individual. Organizing sometimes involves petitioning the National Labor Relations Board to conduct a union election; sometimes it involves approaching an employer to demand so-called “voluntary recognition.” In any event, it entails building a strong majority of employees willing to stand together to improve their jobs.

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