The labor movement's most trusted resource for new and
veteran union stewards alike.
More than 140,000 copies
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The Union Steward’s Complete Guide, now in its third edition, has over the past three decades established itself as the most comprehensive, widely used and trusted resource for the labor movement’s front-line troops. It is written in easy-to-understand language and designed to help stewards deal effectively with the incredible range of issues they face daily. With more than 140,000 copies in print, and thousands more in use as e-books, it is the acknowledged go-to tool for new and veteran stewards alike — whether the name for your position is "union steward," "shop steward," "building representative" or something else.
The Guide was developed by David Prosten and a team of veteran stewards and labor educators intimately familiar with the realities of a steward’s challenges in the North American workplace. From basics like how to identify, investigate and file a grievance to how to build support for the union to how to deal with difficult supervisors and co-workers, the Guide is a roadmap to success — and to keeping your sanity while holding down an incredibly challenging job.
This third edition reflects changes in today’s workplaces and the ever-shifting challenges stewards face in representing their co-workers.
Key data has been brought up to date and new trends and potential areas of conflict are outlined. Perhaps most important: a look at the double-edged sword of social media and how it has opened avenues of both job risk and organizing reward to workers and their unions.
No steward, from the newest to the most veteran, should go without this incredibly helpful tool.
397 pages; fully illustrated and indexed; 7.5 inches by 10 inches
"There is no more valuable tool than The Union Steward's Complete Guide to help these frontline activists in labor's struggle for workplace justice and dignity."
former member of US Congress (D-Mich) and founder, American Rights at Work