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  • Bargaining Communications: Eight tips for an effective message | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    your message with your members and get them on board early The employer Your bargaining strategy can be a secret but your message shouldn t be Have a message directly targeted to the employer What do you want them to know about your priorities and your values The public Unions are rightly preoccupied with achieving a fair deal for their members But achieving that fair deal can be a whole lot easier if the public is standing with you Your message should let the public understand how supporting your members will impact their lives If you re a public sector union how does your members work affect the community Are you fighting for improved public services Will your bargaining asks result in better and safer public services If you re a private sector union will your bargaining asks deliver more jobs to your community How do your members wages contribute to the local economy Are you fighting for a basic principle that all workers could benefit from Tapping into the public s awareness of the 2013 train derailment tragedy in Lac Mégantic QC that killed 47 people Teamsters Canada highlights the risk of unsafe rail conditions and improper regulation of the rail industry in its video 4 Don t make it all about you The best way to get someone s attention quickly is to talk about them If you want your message to cut through you need to talk about your issues in a way that will make people listen make them feel something make them see that what we are talking about relates to them and their families You are stronger when you talk about ordinary people and the values we care about like security family fairness and respect Use too many technical legal terms and acronyms and your audience will get lost or bored Grab your audience s attention by speaking directly to them about the things they care about and make sure they know you care too Connect with your members and the public on shared values beliefs and experiences Talk family dignity respect opportunity and fairness People will be more inclined to listen to your message if it s about the broader public interest and not just your self interest Our video for the Manitoba Government and General Employees Union explains the value of the union from the public s self interest 5 Keep it simple Your bargaining message should be composed of several succinct and memorable statements that position you on the side of families and regular people and clearly express your values and objectives It s not a speech or a backgrounder on all the issues If you can t memorize it and say it in 30 seconds it s not simple enough Our video for the Elementary Teachers of Ontario has a clear simple message smaller class sizes helps your kids learn 6 Contrast and respond It s not enough to say what you are for your message also needs to be

    Original URL path: http://calm.ca/blog/jessica-bell/bargaining-communications-eight-tips-effective-message (2015-04-05)
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  • Tapping Into Our Talent: Union Members As Spokespeople | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    the same issues helps to show we really are the diverse and representative movement we say we are which in turn helps the labour movement to engage communities it may not currently be reaching Add New Angles One good way to keep a campaign or issue at the forefront of consciousness is to uncover new angles from which to present it How many times do we want to hear from the same spokesperson saying the same thing before our eyes glaze over and we lose interest However if we are shown how different members might be affected in different ways or that the issue has consequences that haven t yet been discussed that makes it a lot more interesting adding fresh perspectives to the story which makes the campaign or issue harder to dismiss Keep It Real In the age of PR we are justifiably wary of the glib talking head spokesperson spouting a spin doctored line Overly orchestrated media events and releases complete with carefully crafted quotes from leaders are often greeted with apathy from journalists members and the public alike Additionally employers often devote a lot of resources to this type of corporate communications spiel and it s tough to compete However a heartfelt story from a member who is living the issues they are talking about will hands down beat a slickster in a suit anytime Here s two videos by OPSEU showcasing its members Issues for Members as Spokespeople There are of course many times when it just makes more sense for official union representatives to be spokespeople For example employers can and will use disciplinary tactics on rank and file members citing corporate policies on speaking to the media or using social media In such cases a regular union member might have to tread carefully whereas a steward or local president is afforded a great deal more legal protection by virtue of their role as a union representative to openly tackle the boss If it s a sensitive issue or if strong criticism is called for ensure union protection is there for the spokesperson allies who can t be disciplined or fired by the boss can and should speak out as well It s always a good idea to ensure all your members are aware of dos and don t s in speaking to the media however as they could be interviewed at pickets rallies and demos by journalists seeking the average union member s perspective When what s at stake is a national policy issue or campaign or an official statement or action from the union as a whole obviously the elected leaders of the union are going to speak However it helps to have members and allies available as well If member spokespeople are unaware of how to avoid being slapped with a defamation lawsuit they could also end up in trouble that could easily have been avoided with a little training In fact training is the key to avoiding all these issues

    Original URL path: http://calm.ca/article/2014/tapping-our-talent-union-members-spokespeople (2015-04-05)
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  • Labour News Roundup - November in review | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    oil train and diversify its economy CLC study highlights impact of domestic violence in the workplace The CLC has helped conduct the first survey showing the troubling impact of domestic violence in the workplace The survey done with researchers from the University of Western Ontario showed that over half of those reporting domestic violence experienced at least one type of abusive act at or near the workplace such things as abusive phone calls or stalking 8 5 percent of people reporting domestic violence indicated they had lost their jobs because of it while nearly 40 percent said it impacted their ability to get to work The CLC aims to use the research to inform public policy Some unions are already integrating this understanding For instance CUPW has a network of stewards trained to assist in such scenarios Growing inequality in Canada has lethal consequences A new study shows that income inequality is leading to the premature death of 40 000 Canadians a year The study by Statistics Canada compared the life prospects of rich and poor and found that if all Canadians were as healthy as the top 20 per cent of income earners it would result in about 40 000 fewer deaths each year The study followed 2 7 million Canadians for 16 years and compared the person s income to their death rates from a range of illnesses and injuries Two health professors in the Toronto Star called for better policy making drawing on the connection between social inequality and health Tories throw live in caregivers into greater precocity Harper government has introduced changes to the live in caregiver program that will curtail the pathway to permanent residency and create even more precarious work conditions for caregivers It is restricting the number of caregivers who can apply for permanent residency previously they had universal access after working in Canada for two years Caregiver advocates say what is needed is permanent residency upon arrival which is what would protect the workers from abuse and let them speak out about abuses without risk of deportation The reforms will also prevent care givers from applying for humanitarian and compassion consideration BC Fed s new president promises fight Irene Lanzinger was elected the new president of the B C Federation of Labour announcing that she plans to make a 15 per hour minimum wage one of her top objectives She s the first female president in the BC Federation s history after defeating Amber Hockin in a tight race during the federation s annual convention She outlined other concerns health and safety bargaining organizing and defending public services from government attack Alberta workplace prosecution needs improvement Critics say Alberta s prosecution of workplace safety violations needs to improve to come into line with the other provinces and send a message to companies Workplace deaths in 2013 increased to a near high 188 in Alberta and there have already been 120 deaths in the first 10 months of 2014 The Alberta Federation of

    Original URL path: http://calm.ca/article/2014/labour-news-roundup-november-review (2015-04-05)
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  • Job posting: Assistant Editor | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    contract with the possibility of renewal at the end of 2015 to be located in Ontario or Québec with a preference for Toronto or Ottawa We are looking for an individual who is dedicated and hard working organized who has an understanding of the challenges facing the labour movement and who has a passion for strategic communications or media The successful candidate will be motivated and have a demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team Tasks Offer administrative support to ensure the efficient functioning of CALM including coordinating invoicing and overseeing deposits Engage in membership communication and outreach and provide services to membership Help organize the yearly CALM conference and CALM Awards Coordinate documents for meetings of the CALM executive and its Annual General Meeting Assist in the curation of the CALM website and social media accounts Coordinate workshops and participate in major conventions of the labour movement Implement direction of CALM executive in coordination with CALM editor Qualifications Experience undertaking administrative tasks Editing and writing experience Experience with event and conference planning Familiarity with office admin software word processing spreadsheets and web publishing tools Drupal Ability to work both autonomously and with a team Strong interest in and understanding of the labour movement Assets Experience in a labour organization and history of working within labour movement Experience working within mainstream or independent media Experience with database management Experience with design desktop publishing software Ability to speak and write in French Ability to work from home APPLICATIONS Applications must be received no later than 5pm Tuesday December 9 2014 This is an 18h week one year contract Salary is approximately 24 500 To apply please submit a cover letter no more than 400 words and CV to nora calm ca with CALM EDITOR in the subject line Interviews

    Original URL path: http://calm.ca/article/2014/job-posting-assistant-editor (2015-04-05)
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  • Briarpatch infographic 2, charting a labour movement in crisis | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    labourinfographic2 1 pdf Media Training Conference CALM Newletter Tutorials Presentations given at the CALM Media Training Conference in Toronto Workshops included help I need to design my website being a spokesperson and how to get the media to cover your issue Facebook User login Username Password Request new password CALM on Twitter Tweets by CanLabourMedia Most Liked Study reveals secret Canadian bank bailout 2 Infographic CEO pay is too high

    Original URL path: http://calm.ca/pdf/2014/briarpatch-infographic-2-charting-labour-movement-crisis (2015-04-05)
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  • Briarpatch infographic 1, charting a labour movement in crisis | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    labourinfographic1 1 pdf Media Training Conference CALM Newletter Tutorials Presentations given at the CALM Media Training Conference in Toronto Workshops included help I need to design my website being a spokesperson and how to get the media to cover your issue Facebook User login Username Password Request new password CALM on Twitter Tweets by CanLabourMedia Most Liked Study reveals secret Canadian bank bailout 2 Infographic CEO pay is too high

    Original URL path: http://calm.ca/pdf/2014/briarpatch-infographic-1-charting-labour-movement-crisis (2015-04-05)
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  • CEO pay is too high infographic | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    pdf Media Training Conference CALM Newletter Tutorials Presentations given at the CALM Media Training Conference in Toronto Workshops included help I need to design my website being a spokesperson and how to get the media to cover your issue Facebook User login Username Password Request new password CALM on Twitter Tweets by CanLabourMedia Most Liked Study reveals secret Canadian bank bailout 2 Infographic CEO pay is too high 1 Presentations

    Original URL path: http://calm.ca/pdf/2014/ceo-pay-too-high-infographic (2015-04-05)
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  • The economy is not recovering, despite Harper's promises | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    working In fact the percentage of Canadians employed has only increased marginally from the worst of the recession and is still well below pre recession rates The real reason why there has been a modest decline in the unemployment rate from 2009 to today is because Canada s official unemployment rate doesn t count job seekers who have given up looking for work Of people looking for work during the peak of the recession in 2009 one in five of them found a job four in five of them gave up on their job search There are great ways to create good jobs in Canada One approach is to increase corporate taxes The Federal Government s budget would increase by 10 billion if the corporate tax rate returned to 22 which is what it was in 2006 Every dollar spent on public services and public infrastructure creates five times more jobs than a dollar lost to tax cuts to big business A bad way to create good jobs is to convince the public that Canada s struggling economy is fine Infographic and Article sources Canadian Center for Policy Alternative s Alternative Budget for 2014 Hennessey s Index March 2014 Tax

    Original URL path: http://calm.ca/goodjobsnow (2015-04-05)
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