CCBC Labor Studies

Articles From Steward Update Newsletter

Steward Update is published by David Prosten, at Union Communication Services, Inc. (UCS) six times a year.  These articles appeared in the newsletter.

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When the Boss is in the Bargaining Unit Troublemakers
A New Look At Grievances Workers Comp #1
Using the Fact Sheet Upgrade Grievances
Looking for Leverage The Recognition Clause
Grievances That Divide Protections During Probation
Defending Union Dues Electronic Organizing # 1
Electronic Organizing # 2 Dealing with Dr. NO
Stewards Defend the Home Front What Makes A Good Steward
Weingarten Rights
Steward's Public Speaking
Being a Steward in Tough Times

Off-duty Misconduct
Turn Negatives into Positives
Mid-Contract Negotiations

Discrimination Grievances

Reporting Back

Returning Veterans

Grievance is Property of the Union
Stewards Role in Negotiations

Workers Comp # 2
Electronic Organizing # 3
Stewards and Communications


The Disgruntled steward


Additional articles for steward training

Unions with Multiple Sites Building Stewards' Morale
The Cash Value of a Union Contract -I Electronic Organizing # 3
The Cash Value of a Union Contract-II Most Important Contract Clause?