ERIC Number: ED368601
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Leadership Manual--Current Issues. Instructor's Guide.
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, Washington, DC.
This document highlights some of the major issues of concern to the labor movement, particularly those that have pending legislation. This instructor's guide offers suggestions on how unions might educate their members on these issues during scheduled union meetings, seminars, or workshops, or in conjunction with specialized campaigns such as a one-on-one member contact program or a "get-out-the-vote" program. The booklet first presents a workshop format to be utilized after the instructor or group selects a topic to be discussed from those presented in the manual. The format can be incorporated into a 1.5 or 2 hour session and can be used to address any issue. The educational techniques suggested stress participant involvement through discussion because it is one of the best ways for adults to learn and will more likely motivate them to act. The format is divided into three steps: (1) introduction of issue and discussion, including such discussion starters as constructing a questionnaire, asking a series of open ended questions, using a fact sheet or handout, charts, or a film or videotape; (2) develop an action plan; and (3) assign responsibilities. The document includes a listing of additional resources with phone numbers for the AFL-CIO departments, 29 short films and videotapes, 4 sample questionnaires with answer sheets, sample discussion questions, fact sheets and handouts, charts, and contract language. A sample discussion outline is presented using the videotape, "One Strike and You're Out," and discussion questions for an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) videotape are included. (DK)
Descriptors: Labor, Labor Education, Labor Problems, Leadership, Leadership Training, Learning Activities, Questionnaires, Resources, Student Participation, Teaching Methods, Union Members, Workshops
AFL-CIO Educational Dept., 815 16th St., N.W., #407, Washington, DC 20006. 20006.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Occupational Safety and Health Act 1970