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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

One Big Union

Excellent musc video by Matthew Grimm for the song One Big Union, promoting worker unity to fight a corrupt system. From the CD The Ghost of Rock & Roll.

This Week's Member Tip

Some Practical Aspects of Union Membership2016.07.18 membertip union

  • You Get to Participate in Decision Making.  Paying union dues is your ticket to having a say in what the union does.  Around contract bargaining time, only dues-paying members of the union are eligible to participate in making many critical decisions.  No membership, no say in the process.  No membership, no right to vote on the outcome.
  • You Send a Message.  A strong, voluntary union membership gets the message across to the employer that the individual employees are standing behind their leaders, so that when a union official addresses the employer, it’s understood that one voice speaks for many.
  • Everything Costs Something.  The ultimate strength of the union lies in the determination and participation of its members.  But it’s also true that it takes money for an organization to translate good intentions into concrete actions.  Everyone needs to pitch in financially to make the union strong. 

—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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