Segment 1B Mauer - Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions The Copyright law of the United States(Title 17 United States Code governs the making

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Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions The Copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyright material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction not be "used for any purposes other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.
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1; ! CHAPTER! ~ T W 0 Ii ~ HOW YOUR 'TO U may be in an independent union that represents .1 4 just a small number of folks in a single workplace. If that's the setup you have, then what you see is what you get: your union is the sum total of you and your co-workers, choosing leaders in your workplace among yourselves, and taking uni- fied action. You have no connections with a national union, like the Machinists or the Teamsters or any of the hundred or so others. And you are not affiliated with the big labor federation, the American Federation of Labor-Congress ofIndustrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). Chances are, though, that you are in a union local that is part of a much larger organization with many different levels. Unions come in all shapes and sizes, and just as the political structure of one American city might vary greatly from that of another, different unions govern themselves in different ways. But there are some basic ways that unions are structured. So let's take a look at how your union is likely to be set up in your particular work unit, and work our way up to-truly-the international level. The heart and soul of any union is its members, and they are pulled together by a network of first-line union representatives, often
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UNION MEMBER'S COMPLETE GUIDE union Stewards: First to Be Asked called stewards. Your union may use a different title for this position, such as department rep or representative spokesperson, but the functions will be the same. Stewards are the "eyes and ears" of the union, keeping track for the union of what's happening on a day-to-day basis. An effective steward functions as a two-way pipeline: passing information along to higher-ups in the union, so that they can formulate plans to respond to employer actions, and making sure that the union members in their areas are kept informed about what's going on within the union. There is no set rule for how many stewards you'll find in a particular workplace, or how many will have responsibility for particular work areas. Sometimes there is a natural organization of the workplace-such as a well- defined work unit, or a particular work shift or one building separated from the rest of a larger facility-so that it makes sense for stewards to be assigned on that basis. So it may be that stewards where you work function according to workplace geography-a
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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2011 for the course LER 110 taught by Professor Ashby during the Spring '11 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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Segment 1B Mauer - Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions The Copyright law of the United States(Title 17 United States Code governs the making

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