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A generic term for any type of group or association of individuals who are joined together either formally or legally.

The term organization includes a corporation, government, partnership, and any type of civil or political association of people.

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Angry Fatah said that it should have the opportunity to organize its rally anytime and anywhere in Gaza just the way that suits Fatah with no Hamas involvement.
Dorny said they hope Organize becomes profitable by mid-2008, with advertising growing next year.
A new organization considering blending organizing and services should organize first and begin individual service provision after establishing a clear organizing model, identity, and reputation.
More and more, unions are finding creative ways to organize without relying on the Labor Board process.
This enables organizers to better adjust their strategy to the unit they are trying to organize and to set thresholds to determine when, and whether, they are ready to move on to the next stage of the campaign.
Now the focus is less on changing to organize and more on each union's meeting its share of a targeted million new members a year.
Lewis contends that the issue at stake is the tenants' right to organize, which she feels RDD tried to supress in its buildings.
Financial Executive talked to a number of CFOs about how they organize their business lives.
Over the summer and fall of 1998, consumers and providers worked to establish the governing board and develop the administrative structure of the PASC and organize the required 10 percent show of interest to trigger a union representation election for LA County's approximately 82,000 IP's.
Immediately after the campaign plan was formulated in 1975, the bishops began to "establish in each diocese a Pro-Life Committee to coordinate groups and activities within the diocese with respect to federal legislative structures." This committee "will act through the diocesan Pro-Life Director, who is appointed by the Bishop to direct pro-life efforts in the diocese." The committee also included a congressional district representative to "develop core groups with close relationships to each Senator or Representative [and organize a] grass roots effort in every Congressional district." Whenever there is a "House Recess Schedule," the plan "makes the task of visiting the representative in his/her district both imperative and achievable."
The California Medical Association has helped organize 6,000 doctors in the Golden State, who have invested $6 million in a statewide medical network.
When Vice President Al Gore was asked, at the AFL-CIO's February meetings, whether it would be a good idea for nonunion workers to organize, he refused to commit himself.

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