In preparation for the upcoming Labor Walks, the New Jersey State AFL-CIO held Labor Walk Leaders Refresher Courses at IBEW Local 102 in Parsippany and IBEW Local 456 in North Brunswick Township.
During these courses, COPE Director, John Shea and COPE Coordinator, Will Hayward covered the logistics of paperless labor walks. They also provided one-on-one training on the MiniVAN (our app-based walk system) and the recently updated VIP driver’s license sign-in system.
The Labor Walk Leaders Refresher Course was established to build an infrastructure for CLCs that will strengthen and expand our reach as well as develop a cohesive team for each council. The New Jersey State AFL-CIO thanks everyone who took part in these courses. Whether you are a new or returning volunteer, we hope this training equipped you with the tools you’ll need to have successful Labor Walks.
Labor needs a win this election season, and we cannot stress enough the importance of recruiting new volunteers. From knocking on doors and distributing flyers at worksites to getting members out to vote on Election Day, it’s going to take a lot of hard work and we’ll need all hands on deck, prepared and ready to do whatever it takes to secure victory in November.
Again, we thank everyone who participated in these courses, and we look forward to seeing all of you at our upcoming Labor Walks. This election will be the most important of our generation, and it’s up to us to send a strong message to Washington by electing officials who share our values.