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AFT-Oregon’s Member Organizer Institute is an intensive, paid training program for new and emerging leaders interested in learning about building union strength through organizing. Over the course of 10-11 weeks, trainees in this program will attend some classroom sessions that will focus on developing and strengthening leadership skills relating to potential member outreach and member mobilization. In addition, most of their work will consist of real life experience in the field practice of those skills through contacting potential members and current members about current union issues and campaigns.