What is Organizing?

Or·gan·ize [awr-guh-nahyz] v. or·gan·ized, or·gan·iz·ing, or·gan·iz·es
• To put together into an orderly, functional, structured whole.
• To arrange systematically for harmonious or united action.
• To establish as an organization.
• To develop into or assume an organic structure.
• To form or join a labor union.

We at CSEA believe there is dignity in all work and that every worker has the inalienable right to join with co-workers and form a union.

    • Advocate Workers’ Rights
      We are a voice for workers to affect the balance between the employers’ expectations and the worker’s right to respect and fairness. We advocate for all workers, leveling the playing field between working people and the corporate interests which control America’s wealth, often at the expense of America’s workers.
    • Strength in numbers:
      We enhance our strength by organizing the unorganized in the public sector, in areas connected to employers with whom we already have collective bargaining relationships, in industries where CSEA currently has a presence, as well as affiliating independent worker organizations.
    • Hold employers accountable:
      We use our power and influence to ensure that employers who receive taxpayer dollars to provide services are held accountable for the use of those dollars that there is dignity and justice in the workplace for those providing services that quality care is available for everyone, including those unable to care for themselves.

I’m new to the idea of unions and want to learn more.
We don’t have a union but would like to become members of CSEA.
We have a union or Association already but are interested in switching to CSEA.

I’m a CSEA member and want to know how I can help.
My workplace is already organized with CSEA and I need to sign a membership card.