In most DSA chapters, it’s very simple to establish a working group. All you need is a few people with a shared organizing interest.
Bring up forming a labor working group at larger meetings and social gatherings. Talk to your comrades and get an idea of what they do for a living. Are they already in a union? Staff at a union? Organizing or thinking of organizing their workplace? All are great places to start building a small group of labor activists that can form the start of your chapter’s labor working group!
While a campaign is a great way to anchor and grow a working group, there’s no need to find a campaign right away. You can:
In an area not known for union activity? The labor movement is bigger than the unions, and it’s bigger than the shop floor. Once your working group has tried out a few things, you should be ready to make some democratic decisions as a group on how you can best build a socialist labor movement.
Getting involved with an active campaign can be a great way to jumpstart a local labor branch! You can see our campaigns for more information about national campaigns and how you and your chapter can get involved.