A powerful tool for every steward is the understanding and use of past practices. Stewards need to know what constitutes a valid past practice and what are the past practices in their workplace. It is important that all stewards are aware of the past practices so they can defend them from erosion by management.
Rather than working to create a safe and healthy workplace, many employers would rather blame workers for accidents and injuries. Their tactics include “behavior modification” schemes and pitting workers against workers. Here's what's (very) wrong with that thinking — and what the union should be doing to protect our members ...
This online pamphlet on financial integrity in a rank & file union explains UE’s philosophy of honesty, financial transparency, and making sure that dues dollars are used to benefit the entire membership — and more importantly, why these values make for a stronger union.
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