Patrick Young is an organizer, campaigner, trainer and researcher with more than a decade of experience working with labor unions, environmental justice organizations and community based nonprofits. He has extensive experience in community and union organizing, direct action, union contract campaigning, and campaign research.
Patrick is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. His main academic focus is on emerging forms of workplace organization that address the challenges workers face in the current economy.
If your organization is looking to add capacity for an important campaign or action, train staff and emerging leaders, or get a fresh perspective on your campaign strategy, reach out so we can work together to take the fight to the next level.
GET THE SUPPORT YOUR ORGANIZATION NEEDS TO TAKE THE FIGHT TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Interested in building capacity within your organization? Patrick is available to offer training on a myriad of topics ranging from action planning to strategic corporate research. Trainings can take whatever form works best for your organization ranging from 1-2 hour sessions to multi-day workshops.
Introduction to non-violent direct action
Creative action for union campaigns
Technical blockades and lockdowns
One-on-one organizing conversations
Union contract campaigning
Strategic corporate research
Whether you’re planning a mass march or a small technical action, Patrick can support your organization in developing a clear-headed action plan for a bold and creative intervention.
“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”
A deep and thorough understanding of your target’s decision making structure, operational structure, business and political environment, and growth plans is essential in planning an effective campaign. Patrick has years of experience in strategic and opposition research. As a seasoned campaigner Patrick can cut through the noise and quickly identify key data points are areas of research to help you and your campaign team understand your targets and turn what you’ve learned into effective action.
Need to quickly develop a digital presence for your campaign? Patrick can help your organization identify and deploy an appropriate suite of digital tools ranging from campaign websites, social media accounts, online fundraising, e-mail and constituent relationship management tools, to SMS messaging and phone banking software.