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Interest

Interest is something that benefits a person or group or institution or community. Self-interest is a way to cross boundaries.

To do this we need to build an organization that has the power to act.

In the workplace or community we have a problem that is not being addressed…

Problem

Solution

They don’t
know about our problems
Inform Them
Bad/Incompetent
Managers/Leaders
Change managers/train
them
It’s in the companies/gov
interest to have these problems
Change their interests

Their
Interests

We Can

Our Interests

Money Cost Money Higher Wages
Image Tarnish/Destroy Image Respect
Doing Business Disrupt Business Job Security

We need to have an organization that has the power to make our interest their interests. It can have:
Organized people, Organized money and Organized actions.

In the Saul Alinsky model of interest based organizing there are no permanent allies, no permanent enemies. He worked to bring worker and community interests together.

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