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

Do you want to know how to run your local union more effectively or how to get more members involved? Democracy Is Power, by Mike Parker and Martha Gruelle, provides a blueprint for building a member-driven union. They demonstrate what member control really looks like, and why it is crucial to labor's future.

With a focus on union activity in the workplace, the authors describe democratic approaches to contracts, grievances, communications, and leaders’ relationship with members. They shine a revealing light on democratic union culture, yet also address the more obvious parts of democracy, like elections and bylaws.

Democracy Is Power will be an important resource for anyone active in reforming their own union, whether as a rank and file member or as a local officer.

$10

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

This book explains the powerful labor relations principle of past practice. It assists union representatives in identifying past practice violations, investigating grievances, making presentations, evaluating whether to file for arbitration, and filing labor board charges.

It answers dozens of critical questions, including: What are the five requirements necessary to establish a past practice? Must a practice exist throughout the workplace? Must a past practice be jointly established? and Is a new owner required to respect a past practice?

$13

Other Books

This book is designed to help those who help: the hundreds of thousands of union stewards across North America who serve their co-workers and their unions by taking on the burdens of workplace leadership. Stewards are critical players in the success or failure of their unions. Unlike any other union leaders, they are in day-to-day contact with the membership and are in a unique position to be on top of what's going on in the workplace.

$29.95