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The following books are contained in the unionís lending library and are available for any current member to borrow at any work location.  If you wish to borrow one of the books listed below, just e-mail your request to Business Agent Joe Montagna.

     

Title

Description

Availability

     
Published by Cornell University's ILR Press, this primer covers the basics of labor law relating to the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA):  the law governing most private-sector labor relations (including ours) in the US.  Topics include the history of labor law prior to the NLRA, how unions are organized, how elections are conducted, the duty to bargain, unfair labor practices and how the law is administered by the National Labor Relations Board.

Available.

     

This handbook, written expressly for bargaining committee members, covers all aspects of collective bargaining in the private sector including developing, prioritizing, and costing proposals; preparing and presenting economic data; and the law of contract bargaining.

 

Available.

     
Considered by many to be the definitive book on the interest-based bargaining model which the union and WGBH have committed to utilizing for our 2007 contract negotiations.  Originally written in 1981, Fisher and Ury construct a construct a model designed to be utilized in  a variety of negotiating contexts.

Available.

     
A comprehensive book which examines Repetitive Strain Injuries, their causes (and the myths of their causes),  diagnosis, treatment, recovery and prevention.

Available.

     

A fairly academic text, Organizing to Win examines current research on organizing strategies and models being used to re-vitalize the U.S. labor movement such as the role of Central Labor Councils, utilizing rank-and-file members to organize new members, organizing immigrant workers, building relationships between unions and community-based organizations, and worker attitudes regarding union membership.

 

Currently on loan.

     

THE handbook for shop stewards.  Written by local Boston attorney, activist, and long-time personal friend of the AEEF, Robert Schwartz, The Legal Rights of Shop Stewards is an essential resource provided to all AEEF stewards and offers an informed, but easy-to-understand overview of U.S. labor law and its application to and by employers, unions, their members, and especially shop stewards.

Available.

     

A great resource for information on Repetitive Stress Injuries, how to prevent them, managing pain, and setting up an ergonomically sound work station.

Available.

     

A comprehensive guide to understanding and preventing sexual harassment in the workplace produced by 9 to 5, The National Association of Working Women.

 

 

Available.

     

Another great book from Robert Schwartz, this up-to-date primer examines the law governing all aspects of strikes and other forms of collective action in the workplace.

 

 

Available.

     

An easy-to-read guide from the folks at Union Communications Services to understanding what a union is, how it operates, what a memberís rights and responsibilities are, and how to get the most out of your membership.

 

Available.

     

Another contribution from the people at Union Communications Services, this manual covers the rights and responsibilities of shop stewards as well as the organizing, mobilizing, and motivational challenges of representing colleagues in the workplace.

 

Available.

 
     
An updated version of the original Union Stewards' Complete Guide which includes material as recent as 2006 covering the rights and responsibilities of shop stewards as well as the organizing, mobilizing, and motivational challenges of representing colleagues in the workplace.

Available.

     
Why Unions Matter provides a solid introduction to the history, role, and problems of the U.S. labor movement.

 

 

Available.