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Develop your skills and knowledge as they’re needed like never before! Our bookstore is an excellent resource for labor activists: take a look!

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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

Wealth Inequality in America

Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actual numbers. The reality is often not what we think it is.

This Week's Member Tip

Protection From Retaliation

If you think you're being retaliated against for union activity, be aware that there sometimes is a difference between what 2015.02.23membertip retaliationyou know actually occurred and what you can prove as a matter of law. You’d be kidding yourself if you thought that there’s never been an instance in which a worker was in fact retaliated against for having engaged in behavior that is legally protected but was unable to prove that the retaliation took place. Still, don’t let this prevent you from asserting your rights. There have been plenty more instances where the agency charged with enforcing a law moved aggressively against an employer trying to prevent an employee from asserting rights under that law. After all, if all employees are successfully intimidated into not using the provisions of the law, that agency becomes useless.

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