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As Mary Harris “Mother” Jones once said, “Sit down and read. Educate yourself for the coming conflict.”
UCS has a wide variety of titles that will surely interest you – click on the link below and take a look!

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

Right to Work—or Right to be Dissed?
 
A clever animated video produced by Preserve Middle Class Missouri, a group formed to fight a right-wing push to weaken unions in the state.

This Week's Member Tip

Protection From Retaliation

Be aware that there sometimes is a difference between what you know actually occurred and what you can prove as a matter of law. You’d be kidding yourself if you thought that there’s never been an instance in which a worker was in fact retaliated 2013.12.16membertip-retaliationagainst by his or her employer for having engaged in behavior that is legally protected but was unable to prove that the retaliation took place. Still, don’t let this prevent you from asserting your rights. There have been plenty more instances where the agency charged with enforcing a law moved aggressively against an employer trying to prevent an employee from asserting rights under that law. After all, if all employees are successfully intimidated into not using the provisions of the law, that agency becomes useless.

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

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