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What to do in New Orleans?

July 22, 2008 am31 9:32 am

Here’s what I will be doing in New Orleans:

You will be joined by AFT staff as well as Affiliate staff [I think that means the union in New Orleans – jd] and other volunteers. A training session is scheduled.

Volunteer duties will vary but may include manning literature tables and engaging in conversation at new teacher orientations, home visits of membership prospects, phone banking, school visitations for meetings, sitting in teacher lounges and introducing yourself as representing the union, and working with building stewards.

It’s easy to forget that most organizing work is a slog, not a triumphant march. As unglamorous as this all sounds, I am looking forward. And I hope to come back feeling I have helped, in a small way, the condition of some teachers there. Plus I’ll get to work alongside of others who are committed to doing the same work. And that’s got to feel good, too.

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  1. Avant! « JD2718

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