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No matter where you are, union activists across North America are ramping up their efforts to build strong connections with members, allies and the communities in which they live and work. Union Communication Services has products that are directly relevant to these efforts—take a look at our bookstore!



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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

Building Freedom Tower

Hang on tight as you watch members of Ironworkers Local 40 build the 104-story Freedom Tower in New York City.

This Week's Member Tip

A Look at Strikes

Private sector workers, and many public employees, have the right to strike. Usually, strikes are called either to get a first contract for a newly organized workplace or to 2016.06.27 membertip strikepressure the employer to agree to a more favorable settlement after a contract expires. Unions do not decide lightly to call a strike. This decision is reached after an analysis of the situation and a strike vote by the members indicate that this is the most likely way for the workers’ interests to prevail. Strikes are riskier than they used to be. Over the years, both private sector companies and public employers have become much more aggressive in their responses to strikes. Both have tried more and more to get rid of strikers and do what they can to continue to conduct business as usual. 

—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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