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Why Your Union Needs a Contract Action Team and How to Make One

Build collective strength for action
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Published: February 16, 2024

What is a Contract Action Team? 

A Contract Action Team, or CAT, is an internal union network of member activists created to engage and activate members using a two-way pipeline of communication.  

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