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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

John L. Lewis Speaks

Legendary United Mine Workers President John L. Lewis testifies before Congress with full oratorical force following the 1947 Centralia, Ill., mine disaster that killed 111.

This Week's Member Tip

The Basic Labor Law Framework

Most people are surprised to learn how many laws are on the books that regulate the workplace lives of workers, both union and non-union. There are laws at the federal, state and local levels that apply only to you in a unionized environment: laws 2015.05.25 membertip legalthat govern the right to organize a union, the collective bargaining relationship between an employer and its unionized workforce, and the internal rights and responsibilities of unions and their members. Both you and employees who are not represented by a union are covered by a host of other laws. So in many instances, you as a unionized employee have the best of both worlds: statutory protections provided to all employees, plus the protections your union has been able to negotiate in your particular workplace.

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

Bookstore Featured Products

  • members guide carousel Union Member's Complete GuideMore infoIntroduce new members to the union!

  • motherbk Autobiography of Mother JonesMore infoAutobiography of "the most dangerous woman in America."

  • I Just Got Elected 2nd Edition I Just Got Elected, 2nd EditionMore infoFor officers who are committed to doing things differently than their predecessors.

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