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We wish you and yours all the best throughout the upcoming holiday season. And we hope you’ll take a few minutes to check out our bookstore where we’ve added a number of new titles!



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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

Miles of Smiles, Years of Struggle

Miles of Smiles, Years of Struggle chronicles the organizing of the first black trade union—the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.  This inspiring story of the Pullman porters provides one of the few accounts of African American working life between the Civil War and World War II.  Click here to watch the trailer.

This Week's Member Tip

Practical Aspects of Union Membership

The relationship between a union and those it represents is the same as between a nation and its citizens.  Unions exist 2013.10.21membertip-practicalbecause employees see that dealing with an employer only as individuals ultimately puts each of us in a weaker position.  So we make the decision to work together as a group, and to have our elected union representatives implement decisions on behalf of the group.  Will you agree with every single decision made by your union?  Not a chance.  But just the same, you and every other represented employee in your workplace benefits overall from the group decisions and actions.

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