2. Always pay your union dues on time or in advance.
3. Participate in union sponsored functions.
4. Volunteer to be on a committee.
5. Support your elected officials – be a team player!
6. Keep informed on union issues.
7. Register to vote - vote every election.
8. Educate yourself on local and state political issues.
9. Join your local's political action committee.
10. Walk precincts; staff phone banks; help id register new voters.
11. Attend local city and county council meetings.
12. Question a political candidate's stand on labor issues.
13. Support your local's organizing program.
14. Attend a C.O.M.E.T. class.
15. Encourage a fellow member to attend C.O.M.E.T.
16. Educate the unrepresented worker on benefits of Membership in a union.
17. Make iron workers a positive presence by being a role model in your community.
18. Take labor studies courses.
19. Take journeyman retraining classes.
20. Are you as skilled and productive at work as you could be?
How do you rank as a Union Member?
1-5 - poor
6-10 - needs improvement
11-15 - a good member
16-20 - leadership material
You must do more than just pay dues to be a good union member. For the Labor Movement to survive and prosper, we need to have all our members educated, active and committed.
If you do not rank in the 11-15 category you are not doing your fair share to keep the Iron Workers strong. Every member should strive to reach the 16-20 category, especially if they are considering running for Local Union office.
YOUR UNION IS ONLY AS STRONG AS THE WEAKEST MEMBER