The BCTGM Voices Project
016: Digital Insights: How Workers in the #FritoLayStrike Recruited 2,000 Facebook Followers in 10 Days

016: Digital Insights: How Workers in the #FritoLayStrike Recruited 2,000 Facebook Followers in 10 Days

July 23, 2021

A case study for the Topka Frito-Lay Union Members Appreciation Facebook Page - which grew by 2,000 followers in 10 days during the #FritoLayStrike. Local 218 Trustee/FritoLay Crewing Coordinator Chantel Mendenhall (the page's admin) and BCTGM Midwest International Rep. Jason Davis give us their insight.

014: FritoLay Topeka, Kan. ON STRIKE! Local 218 Chief Steward Paul Klemme and Midwest Int’l Rep. Jason Davis Discuss the Issues

014: FritoLay Topeka, Kan. ON STRIKE! Local 218 Chief Steward Paul Klemme and Midwest Int’l Rep. Jason Davis Discuss the Issues

July 16, 2021
BCTGM Midwest International Representative Jason Davis and Local 218 Chief Steward Paul Klemme talk about the labor issues which led them to strike against FritoLay in Topeka, Kansas on July 5th. Hear their stories and learn how you can support the workers on and off the picket line!
013: Local 351 Pres. Andrew Gutierrez on Staying Connected to his Membership and Greater New Mexico Labor Community

013: Local 351 Pres. Andrew Gutierrez on Staying Connected to his Membership and Greater New Mexico Labor Community

June 29, 2021

One of the BCTGM's most enthusiastic young leaders - Local 351 (Albuquerque, NM) President Andrew Gutierrez - offers his perspective on community outreach, political action and staying connected to his membership both in-person and on social media.

012: Digital Insights: Creative Apps for Smart Phones

012: Digital Insights: Creative Apps for Smart Phones

June 15, 2021

Digital Media Dir. Michelle Ellis gives tips for clearer, more creative social media posts and references a handful of free smart phone apps that can help you get the job done. Apps Referenced:

Photo Editing

  • Tezza
  • Adobe Lightroom

 

Graphics/Text Overlays

  • Canva
  • Word Swag

 

Designing Stories/Slides

  • Unfold

 

Social Media Links/Websites

  • MilkShake
  • LinkTree
  • Biosite
011: International President Anthony Shelton on Service, Representation and Leadership

011: International President Anthony Shelton on Service, Representation and Leadership

June 1, 2021

International President Anthony Shelton reflects on his BCTGM upbringing and journey the Union's highest office. In gratitude of the leaders who came before, he discusses his service-based vision for the future of our organization.

010: Digital Insights: Organizing Smarter, Not Harder

010: Digital Insights: Organizing Smarter, Not Harder

May 18, 2021

Digital Media Dir. Michelle Ellis helps you identify "upper limit problems" that could hinder long-term membership growth/retention; and offers tips for optimizing the work of individual Organizers in order to make the most effective use of our Organizations' time.

009: Strategic Organizing with Local 6 “Some things you just can’t afford NOT to invest in.”

009: Strategic Organizing with Local 6 “Some things you just can’t afford NOT to invest in.”

May 4, 2021

Local 6 Pres. Hank McKay, Bus. Agent/Organizer Corey Walter and a Local 6 Retired Activist tell us how they insulated their Local Union against a 5-year, 531-member loss - coming out with a net-gain of 370 members in that time.

008: Digital Insights: “We Are What We Consistently Do”

008: Digital Insights: “We Are What We Consistently Do”

April 20, 2021

A follow-up to Episode 006: How Well Does Your Local Union Function to Support ORGANIZING? Digital Media Dir. Michelle Ellis helps you build a routine for improving your Local Union's visibility in the community; and explains how this formula can apply to any of the points on your "Organizer's Success Wheel."

 
References for this recording:
007: “When Labor Meets Community we can WIN” | A Political Discussion with Staff & Organizers from the BCTGM & AFL-CIO

007: “When Labor Meets Community we can WIN” | A Political Discussion with Staff & Organizers from the BCTGM & AFL-CIO

March 30, 2021

How the American Rescue plan SAVED our Pensions, how the PRO Act will protect our right to Organize and how the Georgia Special Elections changed the game for Labor and the BCTGM.

Guests for this Episode:

  • Harry Kaiser, Political Dir./Asst. to President Anthony Shelton, BCTGM
  • John Price, Organizing Dir., BCTGM
  • David Driscoll-Knight, East Region Field Dir., AFL-CIO
  • Richard Womack, Asst. to AFL-CIO Pres. Richard Trumka
  • Jared Cummings, Rank & File Organizer, BCTGM Local 53 Exec. Board
  • Margaret McLaughlin, International Rep./Organizer, BCTGM
006: Digital Insights: How well does your Local Union function to support ORGANIZING?

006: Digital Insights: How well does your Local Union function to support ORGANIZING?

March 16, 2021

Digital Media Director Michelle Ellis guides you through a visualization to measure your organization's daily Organizing momentum. CLICK HERE to download the worksheet used in this recording.

 

Listen to the follow-up training to this recording: 008: Digital Insights: "We Are What We Consistently Do"

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