(Excerpted from AFL-CIO Publication № 81, revised April 1976)

What Officers Can Do To Improve the Meeting
Start promptly! Establish the practice of starting on time. Give notice that the next meeting will begin promptly at 7 (or 8) o’clock. Then speak to some of the officers and members and get them to promise to be there at the appointed time. If this happens once or twice other members will get the idea and show up on time.

2. End on time! It is a good rule to keep the meeting down to one-and-a-half hours. There are many things…

Rand Wilson

Rand Wilson works as a union organizer and labor educator. He is a political activist in Somerville, MA.

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