Union power is impossible without the full participation of an organized, educated and mobilized membership. We cannot protect ourselves or make any gains without it. A few leaders cannot do it alone. It cannot work if we only do it during Contract bargaining. It must be the way Locals function all the time.

Mobilization requires three elements:

  1. Organization -- an organized structure that touches every member, in each department, each building, each Local.
  2. Education – understanding our industry, our employer, the political situation, our allies and our power as a Union.
  3. A plan for collective action -- actions that involve our members on every level, from wearing Red Shirts to taking on the employer in any way necessary.

This site contains tools that will help you accomplish those three things. We will also use it to share ideas from Locals that have done successful mobilization activities. As the Staff responsible for Mobilization, Laura Unger (link to email address) will help you develop you plans if you request it.

“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them… The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.” Frederick Douglas

AT&T/Lucent/Avaya/OFS Mobilization Coordinator - Ken Saether / Ruth Marriott

Organizing Coordination - All T&T Staff


Mobilization Contacts

Ruth Marriott  (T&T Office)

 (202) 434-1303


Wendy Connolly (T&T Office)

 (202) 434-1295


Darren Donovan  (Windstream)

 (402) 269-0644


Jon Douglass  (Windstream)

 (903) 826-2484


Steve Kotel  (CenturyLink)

 (715) 296-5030


Travis Pirotte  (Frontier)  (469) 600-6610


Brian Sawyer (CenturyLink)

(984) 389-7610