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.
The following are the kinds of questions The Legal Rights of Union Stewards tackles: When can you call your boss a liar? Can a manager warn you for soliciting grievances? Do Weingarten rights apply when an employer telephones an employee? Can a criminal conviction bar a union member from running for union office? Can a union settle a grievance without the employees' consent? When a company adopts a drug testing policy, does it have to bargain with the union?