76th UE National Convention
August 25-29, 2019
Here’s a common situation. A union member approaches a steward and the following conversation takes place.
“I want to file a grievance.”
“OK, tell me what happened.”
“Well, last week Pete bid on a job in another department. That leaves the machine he was running open and I want to run it.”
“Who’s running it now?”
“The boss put Sam on it, but I have more seniority than he does.”
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.