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LOW PAY? ABUSIVE MANAGERS? NO BENEFITS?

You need a union.
The Institute for Organizing Unions (IOU) can help

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WANT TO BUILD A UNION AT YOUR WORKPLACE?
WE CAN PROVIDE YOU TRAINING AND SUPPORT.

Our organizing philosophy is worker-centric and staff-supported. The Institute for Organizing Unions (IOU) provides training and mentorship under the guiding principle that a union campaign is a journey we travel together where every worker has a role to play.

No experience with unions? No problem. You can start a union at almost any workplace as long as you and your coworkers decide to organize for better working conditions.

MEET OUR CERTIFIED TRAINERS

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ALEX RICCIO

Alex Riccio is a staff organizer with the Philadelphia Joint Board of Workers United. He has previously worked as an organizer for a local affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers, and the United Steelworkers. He believes, in the words of Stan Weir, that an organizer should not “let people feel that their job is to sit back and admire someone else.”

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KATARYNA RESTREPO

Kataryna Restrepo is a staff organizer with the Philadelphia Joint Board of Workers United. Formerly involved in USAS and with upstate NY farmworker justice movements, she is excited to organize workers in the greater Philadelphia region.

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LIZ MEDINA

Liz Medina is the Executive Director of the Vermont State Labor Council, AFL-CIO. She has been working since the age of 14 and has over six years of experience with labor unions. She believes in class struggle unionism and that all workers can and should be organized!