A good union steward is many things - an organizer, a negotiator, a counselor, a peacemaker and a troublemaker. But there are certain things that a steward must avoid at all costs — and the latest UE Steward takes a look at the twelve biggest. This issue also includes a basic review of union stewards' rights.
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.