[Excerpt] Seasoned organizers know that all organizing begins one-on-one at your base. The workplace is labor's base and, therefore, the key to the labor movement meeting its many challenges in the 1990s — among them, building stronger worker-to-worker and union-to-union solidarity; being broadly perceived as a champion of the public's interest; and attracting large numbers of new workers into its fold. American society cannot be made better unless there is a thriving, more powerful labor movement. And before labor can help create this better society, it must first take care of its crumbling base.
Banks, Andy and Metzgar, Jack
"Participating in Management: Union Organizing on a New Terrain,"
Labor Research Review:
14, Article 7.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/lrr/vol1/iss14/7