The following organizing resources are available for DPE affiliated unions:
- The 2018 version of DPE’s Guide to Organizing Professionals was released in January 2018 and is a must have for those organizing professionals.
- The guide relies on data from DPE’s attitudinal survey of professionals to develop strategies that will win over professionals in an organizing campaign.
- DPE staff is available to make presentations about its Guide to Organizing Professionals.
- Growing Your Union was released in March 2017 and offers a practical, step-by-step guide for your union’s leaders and staff to develop and enhance their orientations for new hires and potential members. The guide is tailored specifically for professional employees.
- The guide draws upon interviews with union leaders and staff responsible for their unions’ orientation programs, observation of existing orientation programs, content analysis of union welcome packets, relevant social science research, and data from DPE’s survey of professionals and their attitudes toward unions.
- DPE staff is available to make presentations about Growing Your Union.
- Released in August 2016, Extend the Invitation was designed so that anyone could pick it up and develop and launch an internal organizing campaign in their workplace.
- Extend the Invitation is applicable to professionals and non-professionals.
- Survey of 1,004 non-union professional and technical workers was conducted by Hart Research Associates in October 2016.
- DPE utilized the survey results to create separate reports on the attitudes of:
-Young professionals aged 21-34;
-Older professionals aged 50 and over;
-Women and men;
-Professionals of color;
-Private, for-profit sector professionals;
-Nonprofit sector professionals;
-Public sector professionals;
-Democrats, Republicans, and Independents;
-Professionals by amount of earnings;
-Professionals who disapprove of a union at work; and
-Southerners, Westerners, Midwesterners, and Northeasterners.
- Attitudinal survey reports include attitudes about unions; knowledge of unions and opinions about union effectiveness; perceived advantages and benefits of union membership; perceived disadvantages and concerns with having a union; preferred union qualities and values; perspectives on current job; and perspectives on their profession.
- Detailed analysis is available for union leadership and staff and one-page summaries are available for distribution to organizers.
For copies of reports or more information, please contact Assistant to the President/Legislative Director Michael Wasser at 202-638-0320 ext. 119 or firstname.lastname@example.org.