UHealth Workers United aims to empower all workers by encouraging workers at all levels to learn more, participate, and become leaders in their workplace. Below you will find some useful resources that can help you on your journey in becoming a workplace organizer!
Learn about the basics of union organizing concepts and methods by attending classes on Zoom.
Know Your Rights!
The First Amendment of the Constitution guarantees the freedom of speech, assembly, petition, and also guarantees freedom of association. The freedom of association encompasses the right of the group to take collective action to pursue the interests of its members. For this obvious reason, the constitutionally protected freedom of association includes unionization and union-related activities.
Read the University of Utah policy on union membership. "Every employee is recognized to have the right to join, or to refuse to join, an employee organization. For the purpose of this policy, 'employee organization' includes a labor union or association."
Labor Lab is the only nonprofit watchdog organization that tracks and investigates corporate spending on union-busting. Their innovative research and reporting is shining a light on the special interests hell bent on defeating workplace democracy.
Labor Notes is a media and organizing project that has been the voice of union activists who want to put the movement back in the labor movement since 1979
The Emergency Workplace Organizing Committee is a project of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE) and the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) to provide resources and training to workers looking to organize.
In this Union-Busting Playbook, you can find out about common union-busting strategies and even read and hear examples from workers who have been through tough campaigns.