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ERIC Number: ED307441
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
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Talking Union 1-on-1. Conducting Surveys to Guide Collective Bargaining and Internal Organizing Activities.
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, Washington, DC.
This booklet describes how the effectiveness of a one-on-one internal labor union organizing effort can be improved by incorporating an organizing survey within the one-on-one canvassing process. It also explains how collective bargaining strategies can benefit from the inclusion of a survey of the bargaining unit. To explore these applications of opinion surveys, the booklet explains how surveys differ from but often complement other sources of information gathered by union officials. It also explains why certain scientific requirements must be handled separately from other organizing or bargaining activities, if that advantage is to be maintained. Taking a step-by-step approach, the booklet explains how to conduct an organizing survey within an overall one-on-one canvassing effort. The text in each section discusses organizing surveys and how to conduct them. Section topics include: (1) clarifying the questions the survey needs to answer; (2) questionnaire design; (3) sampling plan; (4) data collection; and (5) data analysis and reporting of survey results. The secondary discussion of collective bargaining surveys takes place at the end of each section, where any important differences in approach are explained. Examples of three types of questionnaires are provided in the appendixes. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, Washington, DC.