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Labor's Message to Voters2014.12.15quote vote

A critical election season is upon us. Workers must recognize that union victories are vulnerable when anti-union candidates are elected to office. Learn which candidates believe that all workers deserve the dignity of fair wages and good working conditions.



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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

A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service

In the face of aggressive attacks, a wide range of national and local organizations have come together to create A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service. These organizations are united in the demand that the public good must not be sacrificed for the sake of private investment and profit. A strong public Postal Service is our democratic right. The Alliance is fighting to protect and enhance vibrant public postal services now—and for many generations to come. 



This Week's Member Tip

Labor’s International Connections

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The first president of the AFL, Samuel Gompers, worked hard in the aftermath of World War I to establish the International Labor Organization (ILO).  This organization, now a specialized international agency of the United Nations, has a tripartite structure, meaning equal representation from governments, employers, and worker organizations.  It seeks to open up a “social dialog” to deal with international problems directly affecting workers and to evaluate the standards for workers around the world.

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