The Union Steward’s Complete Guide has sold more than 135,000 copies since it was first published in 1997 by Union Communication Services, Inc. A labor education publishing company, UCS was founded by David Prosten in 1981 and
provided union-building tools, including Steward Update newsletter, for almost four decades. Prosten had hoped that the Worker Institute at Cornell University’s School of Industrial Relations, to which he gifted UCS in 2014, would be able to continue this work in perpetuity. Unfortunately, that proved not to be the case, and the rights to publish The Union Steward’s Complete Guide reverted to Prosten in 2019 when Cornell folded UCS.

The Union Steward’s Complete Guide, 3rd Edition