Keeping the members informed is one of the basic elements necessary for building and maintaining strong and effective local unions — and a local newsletter can play an important role in helping build good communication.
Sindicatos Locales Efectivos
- When you talk with "free riders" keep in mind what UE members have won in your workplace—everything from better wages and working conditions to dignity and a voice on the job.
- Write out the progress UE has made — it should make a good leaflet for new members and non-members.
- Attitudes about the union are often formed during the first year on the job ...
- Information about the union and the contract; the grievance procedure; and, the effectiveness of stewards play a major role in forming and maintaining membership involvement from day one.
Other key factors influencing employee attitudes about the union are: