Phase One

Week/Phase 1 – Unions As A Business

Phase One focuses on how the union operates just like any other business: its focus is profit-based and ROI-oriented. A union is NOT a benevolent or non-profit institution only looking out for the benefits of the members. Rather, a union’s objectives are to maximize profits to the benefit of the “owners,” which are the officers at the international and local levels. The decisions and actions a union takes to enhance these corporate objectives often are in direct conflict with what would be best for a union’s “members.”

Click on the picture of each file below to download the materials for use in this campaign.  See the Home page to review how to use these materials, or download the Campaign Site FAQs for full description/reminder on how to use each of the key files and documents on this site.

Below the documents is a training video that will take you through the Employee Meeting Presentation (the Power Point presentation).

Checklist

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FAQs

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Poster

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Challenge Cards

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Meeting Announcement

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Phase 1 Unions As A Business Presentation (RWDSU Version)

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Phase 1 Unions As Businesses Presentation (Teamsters Version)

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Phase 1 Unions As Business Presentation (SEIU Version)

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Phase 1 Unions As Business Presentation (UFCW Version)

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Video files used in Employee Meeting PPT presentation:

You can preview the video files by clicking in the video window of each file below. If you decide to download and insert into your presentation, read the download instructions below the video window.

Download the Video Insertion guide (see below video windows) for instructions on how to properly insert the video files into your Power Point presentation slide decks.

To download the clips, just click the link. 

Additional Online Resources:

http://union-reports.dol.gov/
You can use this site to check out Union LM-2 forms (like a financial statement for unions). Items to check on the LM-2:
• Line 26: union leader’s signature
• Number 11: PAC donations
• Number 29 & 34: Compare the assets and the liabilities

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/union2.toc.htm
These are the Department of Labor union membership statistics that are updated each year.

http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/index.php
Unions spend a lot of dues money on politics. Here you can research what unions and companies have given money and how much.