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At Local 911, Chief Steward Emma woke up to an angry text from member Jane about having her time off request refused by the boss. Emma followed up with Jane at work later that day. “Look, Emma, this isn’t just a request to go have fun,” Jane said. “I need to take my daughter over to Pennsylvania to get an abortion, and we have to wait there for 24 hours before she can have the procedure. You know my kid–she’s got big hopes and dreams, and she doesn’t want to have a kid right now.
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.
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
Published in 2020, “Them and Us Unionism” draws on UE history to identify five core principles of UE’s approach: aggressive struggle, rank and file control, political independence, international solidarity, and uniting all workers. Available as a 24-page booklet, PDF or on the webMore
This new e-book by retired UE Director of International Affairs Robin Alexander tells the story of the partnership between the UE and the Mexican Frente Auténtico del Trabajo (FAT), a story that is a testimony to the power of rank-and-file solidarity.More
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