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Develop your skills and knowledge as they’re needed like never before! Our bookstore is an excellent resource for labor activists: take a look!



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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

Strengthen Unions

Economist Robert Reich says inequality has skyrocketed as unions have weakened. That is no accident and it's why we have to strengthen unions now!

This Week's Member Tip

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Sometimes dues are set at a flat dollar amount. If your union uses this approach, then you and all your co-workers pay the identical amount in dues, regardless of the fact that your earnings vary by quite a bit. Rather than setting dues at a dollar amount, some unions establish dues as a percentage of salary. When this method is used, everyone in the bargaining unit pays dues based on the same percentage. Your union may use a variation, with the amount of union dues determined by brackets of earnings.

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