“We need a lawyer.”
How many times have you heard a member say that when your local is dealing with the latest case of bad behavior by the employer? Thanks to movies, TV, and advertising by lawyers themselves, Americans have an inflated view of what lawyers can and will do for workers. The reality is that the laws of our country were mostly written by and for employers and heavily tilted against working people, and lawyers can’t perform miracles. What workers need is not more lawyers, but strong unions.
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.
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