I am pleased to inform you that the latest version of a CLC classic, the Union Steward Handbook, is now available and ready to be shared with your union stewards, members and activists.
For decades, the CLC has provided union stewards with the basic information they need to represent their members. Like the pocket book it replaces, this new version is designed to be convenient, easy to use and reliable. But this version goes further.
The new, digital edition includes videos where stewards share their experiences, and new chapters about the steward’s role in member engagement and in promoting equity and inclusion. Essential information from the print version has been updated and woven into this new resource, which also features an interactive glossary and easy-to-use navigation.
The Union Steward Digital Handbook is available online, published through a new CLC Education app that anyone can download to install on their Android and Apple smart phone and tablet. Once installed, new editions of the Steward Handbook will appear automatically within that app as they become available.
We are preparing materials that will be available in time for Labour Day to help promote this new resource to your members, including post cards to distribute at meetings and events, links for your web sites, and short presentations that CLC staff can deliver at your request.
I invite you to make use of this new resource to its fullest. Please share the link to the web page, where people can find out about the Union Steward Digital Handbook and get it for themselves – https://goo.gl/ENbUaW.
Finally, as always, we welcome any feedback you have. Let us know how we can continue to improve and expand this valued resource in the years to come.
Hassan Yussuff, President
Canadian Labour Congress