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Quote of the Day“There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.”
--Warren Buffet

The Toolkit: Tell your members if called into a meeting with management, they should say: "If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, I respectfully request that my shop steward be present at the meeting. Without representation present, I choose not to respond to any questions or statements." 

We provide collective bargaining resources and strategic information to labor union officers, shop stewards, activists and rank-and-file union members. 

•Have a new group of stewards who need training? 

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Contact Robert Wechsler: or call (914) 907-5787.

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