Role of a Worksite Leader

Organizer. Our job is to build an active, united and involved membership in our workplace. Our ability to improve conditions is based on the collective power of our membership. Some things you can do are:

  • Welcome new employees and let them know how they can become involved
  • Ask fair share members to join our union
  • Find ways to involve more members in the activities of our union

Educator and Communicator. The most effective form of communication is one-on-one workplace conversations. Flyers, emails and meetings are all important, but the best way to inform members, get feedback, and encourage participation is through personal contact and sustained relationships.  You can:

  • Listen and learn about members’ problems and concerns
  • Educate workers about our union, their rights under the contract, and how their involvement is important to making change
  • Be a link between the membership and officers

Problem-Solver. We are the people our co-workers turn to with problems and we should be prepared with various strategies for solving them. Ways to problem solve:

  • Mobilize members to solve problems as a united group
  • Work with LCCEF leadership to solve problems

Leader. We are builders of unity in the workplace. We motivate our co-workers to be a part of the solution and lead by example. We can:

  • Help create a harmonious  and happy workplace, and union culture
  • Build unity – find common ground on problems that may divide our co-workers
  • Make sure everyone has the opportunity to be involved in our union


Worksite Leaders Materials:  LCCEF Worksite Leader Handbook 2017-2018


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