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No matter where you are, union activists across North America are ramping up their efforts to build strong connections with members, allies and the communities in which they live and work. Union Communication Services has products that are directly relevant to these efforts—take a look at our bookstore!

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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

Oh Mary Don't You Weep

Uniformed members of the Huntsville, Ala., police department sing "Oh Mary Don't You Weep" at the Von Braun Center.  Very cool!

This Week's Member Tip

Your Role in Arbitration

At all stages of the grievance/arbitration process, your role is to assist your union representatives in pursuing and processing the case. It’s not enough simply to file a grievance 2016.07.25 membertip arbitrationand then figure that the union will do the necessary work to win it. As a very practical matter, you are likely to be familiar with facts that your union representatives are not, so you need to stay involved at all stages so that you can provide important input. You also owe it to yourself and to the union to be involved every step of the way, so that you can have a realistic outlook if the question of settlement comes up at any stage of the processing of the case.

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

Bookstore Featured Products

  • labor.guide.to.labor.law small Labor Guide to Labor LawMore infoA detailed look at the laws regulating labor-management relations, written from the labor perspective.

  • betray small The Betrayal of WorkMore info30 million Americans are employed in jobs that pay poverty wages and provide minimal or no benefits.

  • welcome.public small Welcome to the UnionMore infoThis pamphlet helps new co-workers understand unionism and is designed to win their support and involvement.

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