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Changing the Debate: Using the Self-Sufficiency Standard for Union Bargaining, Organizing and Policy

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Publication Date: January 2003

Publisher(s): Insight Center for Community Economic Development

Funder(s): Women's Foundation of California

Funder(s): Women's Foundation of California

Topic: Economics (Economic policy, planning, and development)
Labor (Unions)

Keywords: self-sufficiency; unions; workforce

Type: Report


This publication explains how labor unions, workforce board members, and central labor councils can strategically use the Self-Sufficiency Standard to win higher wages/benefits, build coalitions and strengthen organizing. Includes many union case studies from all over the country, as well as hands-on tools for utilizing a self-sufficiency framework in a labor context.