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Are there problems where you work? Maybe your pay is too low, conditions are unsafe, or your boss has it in for someone you work with... and you’re ready to do something about it.

This book will show you how to fight back where you work and win. You’ll learn how to identify the key issues in your workplace, build campaigns to tackle them, anticipate management’s tricks and traps, and inspire your co-workers to stand together despite their fears.

We've distilled generations of organizing know-how into 47 easily accessible secrets. Put them all together and you've got a step-by-step guide to building power on the job.

Also available: a Spanish edition and a companion trainer's guide to this book.

$15

In less than two years, newly-elected leaders transformed the 27,000-member Chicago Teachers Union. Learn how they organized as rank-and-file members then ran for office to chart a new direction for their union.

This book details how the engaged thousands of members to tackle problems on the job and to build a stewards network that became the backbone of their 2012 citywide strike. Find out how they worked with their communities, trained new leaders, and ran a contract campaign that became a model for unions across the country.

$15

This oversize manual is for workers who want to take control over their lives at work. In hundreds of first-person accounts, workers tell in their own words how they did just that.

The stories run from how to ridicule a pompous boss to a years-long campaign against a multinational corporation. The workplaces represented include factory and white collar, public and private, in the U.S. and Canada.

Each chapter ends with questions designed to get you thinking strategically about how to apply what you've read in your workplace.

$24

Whether you're a new union steward, or simply want to bone up on your legal knowledge for an upcoming campaign, Robert Schwartz's The Legal Rights of Union Stewards is a welcome addition to your library.

This easy to navigate book is a primer on your rights as a steward and walks you through all the basics from the National Labor Relations Act to the grievance process to Weingarten rights.

$20

Just cause is the keystone of the union contract, protecting members from unwarranted and excessive discipline. But up to now many of its most important secrets have been restricted to arbitrators and labor professionals.

In Just Cause: A Union Guide to Winning Discipline Cases, veteran labor lawyer Robert M. Schwartz—best-selling author of he Legal Rights of Union Stewards—offers a step-by-step guide filled with advice, practical tips, and winning techniques. Grievance representatives can use these methods to compose compelling arguments. Many unions use Just Cause every day to save workers’ jobs and build solidarity.

Topics covered include: Requesting information; Due process; Double jeopardy; Disparate treatment; Hearsay; Zero-tolerance rules; Last chance agreements; Off-duty misconduct; Negligence; Sexual harassment; Sleeping on the job; Dishonesty; and Presenting grievances.

$20

Don't let your boss be the only one that's informed on your rights as a union member to organize a strike, picket, or action. Robert Schwartz's latest book, a thoroughly revised and updated second edition of Strikes, Picketing and Inside Campaigns, walks union members and leaders through their rights to speak out.

An easy-to-read resource and a powerful tool for any union mobilizing its ranks, this book will help you organize your next contract campaign, work grievance action, or picket.

$20

Other Books

Do you think your union needs a new direction? Are you ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work?

Then this book, written by Teamsters for a Democratic Union, is for you. You'll learn how to develop a winning campaign timeline; how to build a slate; the ins and outs of raising money and campaigning; and how to ensure a clean election.

This comprehensive guide includes advice on: Campaign timelines; Picking your slate; Campaigning do's and don'ts; Leaflets, mailings, websites, and more; Raising money; Getting a clean election; Getting out the vote; Dealing with negative attacks;

$20