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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

Warning About Today's Republicans

President Franklin D. Roosevelt tells the truth about the leaders of the modern Republican party. Somehow, in 1936, he foresaw what would be happening NOW.

This Week's Member Tip

Holidays and Leave Covered in Your Union Contract

Your union contract probably spells out what holidays are observed. It also will outline the various types of leave—sick and 2015.03.30 membertip.leavevacation, perhaps parental and bereavement leave, even time off for jury duty—saying how much you’re entitled to and under what circumstances, and detailing procedures you may have to follow to use your leave. You may discover that there are types of leave contained in the union contract—such as the option of taking unpaid time off or adjusting your work schedule so that you can go back to school—that are used so seldom you weren’t even aware of them.

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

Bookstore Featured Products

  • stewbook-updated-new  Union Steward’s Complete Guide, 2nd Edition, UpdatedMore infoThis book quickly became the bible for tens of thousands of stewards across North America.

  • Steward’s Pocket Reference & DiaryMore infoThis handy is packed with vital information to every steward.

  • Welcome to the UnionMore infoWelcome new employee to the job with this easy-to-read introduction to unionism.

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