The Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO has published a 2018 version of its Guide to Organizing Professionals.
The guide breaks down professionals’ attitudes towards unions and provides pointers to develop strategies that will win over professionals in an organizing campaign. It relies on survey data from nonunion professionals and analyzes professionals’ preferences by age, work sector, political party, gender and age, race and ethnicity, and earnings.
Over 6.1 million professionals are union members–42 percent of the labor movement. With over 53 million professionals in the labor force, there is a lot opportunity to grow the labor movement with professionals. DPE’s Guide to Organizing Professionals provides union organizers with insights on how to reach professional employees.
Electronic and printed versions of the guide are available for distribution to DPE affiliates.
A preview of the Guide can be viewed here.
For more information, contact DPE Research Director Jennifer Dorning.