Organizing

One of the major challenges I've encountered in starting a union in my workplace is that people who are woke enough to know we need one are also the ones smart enough to jump ship.

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon
works at

But we all know one agency isn't that different from the next. They all use and abuse in the same ways. It's just the nature of the industry, they say, until we start repeating it. So let's change the nature of the industry. Give labor control. As communications and cultural workers, we could help transform more than just our industry. You can keep hopping around, chasing the dream, asking on Fishbowl which agencies beat you down the least, threatening to go client-side, or asking for advice on how to bend over backwards for your bosses. But that cycle will spin you forever until it wears you down to be exactly like everyone around you or it finally just spits you out. There's only one way to change it. Stop running, organize!

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

Where are they jumping ship to? Is there a way to keep people in advertising long enough TO organize?

Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Some to other agencies (McCann, JL, W+K) . Others went client side in similar roles. A few had no plans, just had to get out. A couple that went to different agencies said they were still interested and would continue working with me from their new spot but the turnover really has ground my project to a halt for now. We've recently stabilized but I've heard more layoffs are coming in winter.

Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Related Posts

What would happen if someone was interviewing for a role and accidentally passed gas, but otherwise crushed the interview? Has anyone experienced this before? No clue what I’d do as the interviewer

likefunny
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

*weekly post complaining about hiring discrimination against males*

likefunny
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Delta Platinum members, what bonus do you choose? Very likely gifting Silver Status to my spouse.

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

I got a new role in Ohio. My SO is freaking out about the bedbug crisis there. Any tips of how to protect against bedbugs?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

If anyone wants to join a boutique HR & Talent Advisory consulting firm, Kincentric is hiring for an Associate Partner role! Location doesn’t really matter, but preferably in IL, NY, or ATL.

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Download the app for more exclusive discussions.