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Advice for Winter
When there’s a foot of snow in your driveway at 6:00 a.m. and you’ve got to get to work, winter is hardly welcome. But in the evening and on the weekends, winter weather 2015.12.01 snowflakeprovides a great opportunity to follow the advice of Mother Jones: “Sit down and read. Educate yourself for the coming conflict.” Take a look at our books to find some titles that match your interests.


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stew-trainingLearn the crucial fundamentals of being a union steward—quickly and easily—with the eight-part training course from UCS. Experienced stewards will find the course a great way to brush up on key skills as well. Interactive Scenario Simulators and Skills Checks put you in real-life situations to solve real-life problems. The course covers all the basics.

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This Week's Labor Video

The Facts on TPP

The text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been released, and it’s worse than we thought. It has many of the same provisions that gave corporations and CEOs more power over our communities and shipped jobs overseas. Watch this video to learn why TPP is not good for America's workers.

This Week's Member Tip

Educate Yourself

If you’re going to participate in the union decisions that affect your workplace life, you should do so intelligently. This means taking the time to learn about the union and the 2015.11.30 membertip knowledgeissues it is dealing with on behalf of the members. If you don’t have a copy of the union contract, get one and look through it, at least enough to get a good idea about what topics are covered and what the specifics are. Make a mental note not only of what rights the union is already in a position to protect but also what improvements you’d like to see in the next round of bargaining.

—Adapted from The Union Member's Complete Guide, by Michael Mauer

Bookstore Featured Products

  • labor.guide.to.labor.law small Labor Guide to Labor LawMore infoA detailed look at the laws regulating labor-management relations, written from the labor perspective.

  • betray small The Betrayal of WorkMore info30 million Americans are employed in jobs that pay poverty wages and provide minimal or no benefits.

  • welcome.public small Welcome to the UnionMore infoThis pamphlet helps new co-workers understand unionism and is designed to win their support and involvement.

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