The UE Steward looks at absences covered by the FMLA, the Family and Medical Leave Act which was passed by Congress in 1993. Since the law was passed, there have been many rulings by the US Department of Labor and the Courts on the application of the law.
UE has put together this collection of resources for doing political education about "right-to-work" and building effective unions in "right-to-work" conditions.
A strike is always our last resort. As UE members we know that there are hundreds of ways to put pressure on an employer to settle a good contract. But the strike — or the threat of one — remains the single most powerful inducement to force employers to deal with the demands of workers. Remember - only your local membership can decide to strike - not UE Officers, staff or workers from other locals or shops.