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Sit Down and Read!2017.01.05 homepage jones

As Mary Harris “Mother” Jones once said, “Sit down and read. Educate yourself for the coming conflict.”
UCS has a wide variety of titles that will surely interest you – click on the link below and take a look!

http://laborbooks.com/

 

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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

Woody Guthrie plays the Ballad of John Henry

Rare clip of Woody Guthrie playing the Ballad of John Henry, accompanied by Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, from the movie "To Hear Your Banjo Play." Great old footage of railroad workers—and Pete Seeger makes a cameo on banjo at the end!

This Week's Member Tip

Labor’s International Connections2014.02.17membertip-gompers

The first president of the AFL, Samuel Gompers, worked hard in the aftermath of World War I to establish the International Labor Organization (ILO).  This organization, now a specialized international agency of the United Nations, has a tripartite structure, meaning equal representation from governments, employers, and worker organizations.  It seeks to open up a “social dialog” to deal with international problems directly affecting workers and to evaluate the standards for workers around the world.

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