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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

Myths vs. Facts on Trade

Take a walk down memory lane to hear Presidents Obama, H. W. Bush, Clinton, and former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan espouse the benefits of various 'free trade' deals... but what has been the performance of those deals? Has their performance matched the promises?

This Week's Member Tip

Face-to-Face Negotiations

As contract negotiations go on, the union may report back to the membership what items the parties have agreed to, and where the conflicts are. Sometimes members will be 2016.10.17 membertip face.2.faceallowed—or even encouraged by the union—to sit in on bargaining sessions. If you can, take the opportunity to see firsthand how the union presents the employees’ point of view, and how the employer responds to the union’s agenda. It can be a real eye opener to witness the employer’s representatives “just say no” to things you know are totally reasonable. And it sends a useful message to the other side, too, when they see union members willing to take the time to show up and visibly support their bargaining team.

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