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Advice for Winter
When there’s a foot of snow in your driveway at 6:00 a.m. and you’ve got to get to work, winter is hardly welcome. But in the evening and on the weekends, winter weather 2015.12.01 snowflakeprovides a great opportunity to follow the advice of Mother Jones: “Sit down and read. Educate yourself for the coming conflict.” Take a look at our books to find some titles that match your interests.


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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

Workin' Man Blues

"I been a workin' man dang near all my life / I'll be working long as my two hands are fit to use..." Merle Haggard performs his classic, "Workin' Man Blues," with some mighty fine pickin' by the late Roy Nichols.

This Week's Member Tip

If Your Rights Have Been Violated

If you believe that your union has not lived up to its duty of fair representation, or even if you have concerns about the quality of the representation provided, your first 2016.02.08 membertip scalesstep is to sort out what happened and why. It's simply not fair to your co-workers who have stepped forward to do the union's work to react by making accusations without first checking out the facts. So approach your steward, or anyone else who had responsibility for the action you are unhappy about, state your concerns, and try to listen with an open mind to whatever explanations are offered.

—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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