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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

Look for the Union Label

Unfair competition from low-wage imports has been a problem for decades: check this classic TV commercial from 1981 featuring members of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, now part of the UNITE HERE union.

This Week's Member Tip

A Difficult Balancing Act

You, as an individual, gain strength by uniting through the union with others in your workplace. Using your collective power you have greater strength to defend and promote your 2016.05.02 membertip balanceinterests, like higher pay and better benefits. For the good of the group, each individual gives up a bit of the ability to do whatever he or she pleases. Being a member of a union gets you the good things that come from being part of a group, but you have to give up a certain amount of individual control. (As you think about that, don't forget this: in a non-union workplace the employer makes all the rules.)

—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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