If a decision is made that a dispute is suited to a Global Picketline strategy, a strategic plan can be developed. This includes an objective that we will aim to reach in the campaign.
The strategic plan also involves dispute mapping, including company mapping, union mapping (the unions involved plus potential allies) and production mapping (identifying strategic production or distribution choke points).
Once a strategic plan is outlined and approved, a Global Picketline campaign can be launched. A dispute slogan should be developed, aimed at workers located throughout the dispute map.
Campaign coordinators are appointed. Their first task is to contact the workers and unions involved in the dispute, and discuss possible solidarity activities with them. Then coordinators need to liaise with other workers and unions who may be able to assist, to develop the Global Picketline campaign. Coordinators also help to prepare and share documents and proposals, assist in organising communication and meetings, assist in developing joint activities, and report on progress.