UE Aims and Structure

Welcome! This online pamphlet offers a brief introduction to UE's style of democratic, rank-and-file unionism. We emphasize membership involvement, local autonomy and a principled, aggressive approach to dealing with the boss. It's a tradition we've maintained for more than 80 years. Here are a few of the details about how and why UE works.

"THIS BOOKLET has been prepared to serve as a guide in expanding the membership's understanding of the union's aims and structure.

From its beginning, UE has been based on the firm conviction that such understanding is vital to safeguarding the rank-and-file nature of the union."

— Statement from the original edition of "UE Aims and Structure"

UE Aims and Structure can also be downloaded as a PDF, in English, Spanish, or Vietnamese.