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Strengthening Labor's Role in the War on Poverty. Labor Leadership Training for Community Action in Appalachia.
Zeller, Frederick A.; Miller, Robert W.
This report describes the training provided by West Virginia University in cooperation with the AFL-CIO Appalachian Council, of 114 union leaders in the Appalachian Region for work in community action. Some objectives of the training periods, divided into four 1-week sessions, were to help the leaders organize low-income groups for effective self-help activities, to build support for the anti-poverty program within the ranks of labor, to get the trainees thoroughly committed to community action, and to help them realize the importance and relevance of their own roles. The project had a positive impact on improving the attitudes of labor members toward the people in Appalachia, it helped bring out the leader qualities in the trainees, and it strengthened many efforts toward erasing the poverty conditions. It was recommended that this type of program be considered in other areas of the country. (GEB)
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: West Virginia Univ., Morgantown. Appalachian Center.