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Develop your skills and knowledge as they’re needed like never before! Our bookstore is an excellent resource for labor activists: take a look!

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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

Have Unions Outlived Their Usefulness?

Here’s an excellent video reminder from our Canadian brothers and sisters that there’s nothing new, and nothing true, about the familiar line, “Unions aren’t needed anymore.”

This Week's Member Tip

What is a Union Steward?

The heart and soul of any union is its members, and they are pulled together by a network of first-line union representatives, 2017.07.24 membertip stewardoften called stewards.  Your union may use a different title for this position, such as department rep or representative spokesperson, but the functions will be the same.  Stewards are the “eyes and ears” of the union, keeping track for the union of what’s happening on a day-to-day basis.  An effective steward functions as a two-way pipeline:  passing information along to higher-ups in the union, so that they can formulate plans to respond to employer actions, and making sure that the union members in their areas are kept informed about what’s going on within the union.

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

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