Hosea Hudson was worried about a new solvent his boss had provided him for cleaning parts. It smelled strong and made his eyes water with just a little whiff of it. Hosea and his union steward approached the boss. “Is this stuff safe?” the Steward asked. “How should I know,” the boss replied, “you can read about it for yourself.” Hosea and the Steward went over to where he was pointing and found a large manual full of sheets labeled “MSDS.” Now what to do?
As a UE Steward, you’re elected to protect the rights of UE members and defend the contract. Our style is militant and aggressive. It’s the best defense against bosses who try to undermine hard-won gains. To be effective, it’s important to know the tools and protections we have as stewards.
UE Policy, as debated and passed by delegates to UE’s 78th Convention, held in Pittsburgh from September 17-21, 2023.
The adventure story of the battles, betrayals and victories of American working men and women. Extensively researched, yet highly readable, history of the U.S. labor movement from the Civil War through the Eisenhower Administration.More