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This Week's Labor Video

Epic FAIL!

Watch what happens when a suit tries to get down with the troops on a construction site.

This Week's Member Tip

You and the Union’s Bargaining Team

Think about asking to work on a union bargaining subcommittee that will have the job of researching the issues or digging up 2014.04.21membertip-bargaining-committeefacts to respond to what the employer’s pushing for.  Or, if your union does this, you could volunteer to be a special bargaining representative for your work area.  Your job then is to help the union negotiators by distributing information on what’s happening at the negotiating table—through handing out flyers or holding small worksite meetings—and to function as the union’s “eyes and ears” on the shop floor, so that the union bargaining team can keep alert to what the members are thinking.  Or you may be able to serve on a special bargaining council, usually a pretty large group set up so that representatives from each work area can advise the bargaining team throughout negotiations.

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

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