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Activists Spring Into Reading!tulip

As winter turns to spring, our thoughts turn to tulips, daffodils, and good books for springtime reading! We have a terrific variety on hand for people interested in building strong unions, advocating for workers’ rights, and learning U.S. history from the perspective of working people.

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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

Why I Chip In for Dinner With My Friends

It’s important that everyone contribute their fair share—whether at dinner with friends or with your co-workers in the union. The union represents everyone in the fight for better wages and benefits for all—regardless of whether they pay their dues or not.

This Week's Member Tip

Immigration Laws

Labor unions, immigrant advocacy groups, and employers have fought for years over what federal law should say about 2015.04.13 membertip wages.hoursemployers hiring workers who are not U.S. citizens. The battle is an important one because of how such laws can encourage tensions and conflicts among workers based on their nationality or how they can stand in the way of discriminatory employment decisions based on national origin. To control the hiring of undocumented workers, federal law—and possibly your union contract—sets forth requirements as to what personal identification documents your employer can insist upon seeing, and when.

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

Bookstore Featured Products

  • members guide carousel Union Member's Complete GuideMore infoIntroduce new members to the union!

  • motherbk Autobiography of Mother JonesMore infoAutobiography of "the most dangerous woman in America."

  • I Just Got Elected 2nd Edition I Just Got Elected, 2nd EditionMore infoFor officers who are committed to doing things differently than their predecessors.

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