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As Mary Harris “Mother” Jones once said, “Sit down and read. Educate yourself for the coming conflict.”
UCS has a wide variety of titles that will surely interest you – click on the link below and take a look!

http://laborbooks.com/

 

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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 Brief Primer on Debs

Short biography on legendary labor leader Eugene V. Debs with text and historical images set to a Scott Joplin ragtime tune.

This Week's Member Tip

What is a Union Steward?

The heart and soul of any union is its members, and they are pulled together by a network of first-line union representatives, 2014.02.10membertip-shopstewardoften called stewards.  Your union may use a different title for this position, such as department rep or representative spokesperson, but the functions will be the same.  Stewards are the “eyes and ears” of the union, keeping track for the union of what’s happening on a day-to-day basis.  An effective steward functions as a two-way pipeline:  passing information along to higher-ups in the union, so that they can formulate plans to respond to employer actions, and making sure that the union members in their areas are kept informed about what’s going on within the union.

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