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Organizing Strategy and Practice

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Valery Alzaga

Valery is a labour organizer, campaigner, trainer and a social and migrant rights activist. She worked for 9 years in the Justice for Janitors Campaign (SEIU) throughout the U.S., and then went on to share and jointly adapt a “social unionism” organising model in South Africa, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands and the UK. She worked at the “Change to Win – European Organising Centre” for 8 years campaigning in various service and emerging economy sectors including airports, social care and renewable energy sectors. Valery is now working with the Strategic organising Unit at UNISON (Public Sector) helping develop organising, campaigning capacity and worker organising centres for fragmented privatized workers in the United Kingdom. She has been a part of a European wide migrant and social rights network since 2000.  She advised Barcelona en Comu on their canvassing and volunteer field program in their last municipal elections in conjunction with the Working Families Party. She is currently working with the Grassroots Policy Project on a labor project as a popular political educator.