Organizing From The Inside: Salting

http://www.popularresistance.org/organizing-from-the-inside-salting/

Former salt Kendra Baker says salting offers something the labor movement badly needs: a “space for young people to develop skills as workplace organizers.” The 2011 uprising in Wisconsin and the Occupy movement created “a lot of curiosity and enthusiasm about the labor movement,” she said. Now coordinating a salting program, she stresses that salting ensures a union drive will have “a workplace-organizing component, to maintain a level of militancy on the shop floor and make sure the campaign is putting the workers first. Workers should be taking a lead on the messaging and on the goals and planning the actions.” Salts these days tend to be young people who were activists in college—the same sort of folks many unions recruit to be staff organizers.

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