The Million Dollar Organizer

365 Tips for Professional Union Organizers

Non-Fiction - Occupational
204 Pages
Reviewed on 01/12/2022
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Author Biography

Bob Oedy is an award-winning American author best known for his nonfiction writing. In 2019 he won the Beverly Hills Book Award “Careers” category for The Million Dollar Organizer. Oedy works internationally as a labor union organizer. He graduated from the National Labor College in Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Labor Studies. He completed a four-year union apprenticeship program with perfect attendance. He also holds an Associate in Science Degree in Electronics from Pierce College. Oedy is a proud parent and lives with his wife Leslie. His hobbies are public speaking, podcasting, punk rock music, and camping. Oedy is founding member of The Grim a southern California punk rock band. In 2017, The Grim were inducted into the Ventura County Music Awards Hall of Fame. As well as being the band's long-term guitarist and songwriter, Oedy went on to found punk rock band Glue Gun. His songs have appeared in motion pictures and videogames.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Astrid Iustulin for Readers' Favorite

Union organizers are struggling. There are even people who predict that they will disappear within twenty years. However, if you want to make a difference, there is still a chance for you to do a great job. But what are the practical things to do? What to prioritize? How to behave? If you too want to be a resourceful and reliable union organizer, I recommend you read The Million Dollar Organizer by Bob Oedy. Full of 365 valuable tips to inspire you, this no-nonsense, thorough book will help you be more efficient and responsible (and even brilliant) in your work, and make you realize that what you are doing can become your legacy.

The Million Dollar Organizer is a book that invites you to take the profession of union organizer seriously. Even if you do not know where to start, Oedy provides you with all the advice you need to avoid making mistakes. I liked that The Million Dollar Organizer advises on everything from the attitude you need to the books you should read (some tips can be helpful even in other areas of your life). The Million Dollar Organizer is a book that will make you want to get into action and personally try the tips that best suit your situation. There is so much material here that I am sure you will find the right suggestion for every circumstance. My advice is not to waste time and start immediately following Oedy's advice and take your profession to the next level.