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Autumn is a lovely season, don’t you think?  Comfortable temperatures, fall flowers, colorful leaves and, for many, a return to school and the pursuit of knowledge.  Of homepage fall graphcourse, you don’t need to be in school to learn new things—just visit our bookstore to see a fantastic selection of books that will reveal new perspectives on everything from collective bargaining to labor history, from handling grievances to understanding the FMLA.  Go ahead, click on the link to our bookstore! 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

No Biz Like Show Biz!

There's no biz like show biz! Behind the scenes at Hollywood's hottest movie studios are the men and women of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), who help make cinema magic every day. In this video clip, IBEW Hollywood studio technicians talk about, and show, their movie-making work.

This Week's Member Tip

A Union’s Difficult Balancing Act

It can get a little complicated for the union to make decisions. It’s not uncommon to have situations where individuals or smaller groups within the bargaining unit have potentially 2015.10.05 membertip balanceconflicting interests. For example, two union-represented employees get into a fight. Each claims that the other started the fight. It can be hard for the union to sort out how to advocate for both of these union members’ interests at the same time. Just as the larger society makes decisions that balance the interests of different groups—whether it’s more fair to raise money by raising the income tax rate or the sales tax, for instance—so must our unions.

—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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