Red Hot Summer 2024

There has never been a better time for students to join the labor movement. Across the country, thousands of student workers have organized into fighting undergraduate unions and are winning transformative demands. Starbucks workers have won one of the biggest victories in modern labor history by forcing Starbucks to the bargaining table. Meanwhile, young people on dozens of campuses are standing up to demand an end to genocide in Gaza in the biggest student organizing wave since the 1960s.

These movements are fundamentally intertwined, and we need you in the fight! Through Red Hot Summer you will learn the organizing skills and strategies you need to organize your workplace, mobilize your campus, get what you deserve from your boss and your university. This program is led by student leaders who have successfully organized new unions and who will provide crucial insights and lessons as you begin your own organizing journey.

Here are a few things you’ll be able to do after completing Red Hot Summer:

  • Have successful one-on-one organizing conversations with your coworkers
  • Map out your workplace to identify existing power structures
  • Build an escalating campaign to ramp up pressure on your boss
  • Develop new leaders in your union to make sure your power lasts 

Training Schedule

Week 1 Red Hot Summer Kickoff!
Week 2Forming an OC: Salting, Mapping, & Identifying Leaders
Week 3One-on-one organizing conversations
Week 4Identifying issues, campaign escalation, and fighting for Palestine
Week 5Leadership Development and the Rank and File Strategy
Dates TBD. Training topics subject to change

Please email [email protected] with any questions. Solidarity forever!