Democracy is Power: Rebuilding Unions from the Bottom Up
Democracy is Power: Rebuilding Unions from the Bottom Up
Democracy is Power: Rebuilding Unions from the Bottom Up

Democracy is Power: Rebuilding Unions from the Bottom Up

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Published in 1999
255 Pages

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, provide 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.