Show How Your Members are Union Proud

Start: October 06, 2017 6:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)

End: November 01, 2017 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)

Nationally, our collective vision of an economy that works for all is under grave assault by the new administration in the White House. Here in Connecticut, the governor has proposed more austerity budget cuts and several lawmakers have raised bills that roll-back collective bargaining rights and vital benefits for union members’ families.

That's why we've launched a campaign to fight for the investment in our public schools, healthcare and public services that Connecticut residents deserve. It's an opportunity to showcase the great work done by our members every day, and to build capacity in our local unions to fight back effectively in this moment — and in the years to come.

Take a moment to plan a brief smart phone video featuring your members showing their union pride and talking about the important work they do. A few tips:

  • Keep the message short and sharp — for example, focus on how the governor's budget or lawmaker's anti-union bills will make it harder to do your jobs or for families to count on services;
  • Assemble a small team to capture the message — strategize on what you want to say and who should say it (i.e., students, patients, clients, families, community members, union members, etc.);
  • Ask members questions that will help draw out compelling responses —
    • What is the value of what you do every?
    • If your job or program was eliminated or reduced, how would that affect your community?
    • Why do you love your work?
  • Share on social media with the campaign hashtags —
    • #UnionProud

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