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steward-updateSteward Update newsletter, published six times a year, upgrades union stewards' skills and rewards them for their efforts on behalf of the union.  Every issue is packed with new, helpful information and advice.

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Our 100 percent union bookstore offers the largest, most varied and helpful selection of hand-picked books ever created for union leaders, activists and rank-and-file members. Many of our 150-plus titles can’t be found anywhere else.

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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

Tom the Turkey

Tom the turkey is union-proud! Tom urges you, when the time comes, to vote YES for a union contract! You don't want to end up as a turkey sandwich, do you?

This Week's Member Tip

What Happens in a Strike?

Private sector workers, and many public employees, have the right to strike. Usually, strikes are called either to get a first 2014.11.24membertip-strikecontract for a newly organized workplace or to pressure the employer to agree to a more favorable settlement after a contract expires. Unions do not decide lightly to call a strike. This decision is reached after an analysis of the situation and a strike vote by the members indicate that this is the most likely way for the workers’ interests to prevail. Strikes are riskier than they used to be. Over the years, both private sector companies and public employers have become much more aggressive in their responses to strikes. Both have tried more and more to get rid of strikers and do what they can to continue to conduct business as usual.

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

Bookstore Featured Products

  • stewbook-updated-new  Union Steward’s Complete Guide, 2nd Edition, UpdatedMore infoThis book quickly became the bible for tens of thousands of stewards across North America.

  • Steward’s Pocket Reference & DiaryMore infoThis handy is packed with vital information to every steward.

  • Welcome to the UnionMore infoWelcome new employee to the job with this easy-to-read introduction to unionism.

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