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Incumbent Unity Caucus Prevails in NYC UFT Election | Attempts to Gut Jones Act Concern US Maritime Unionists | MEBA Bylaws Change Provokes Debate Between AMO and MEBA officials | IBEWer’s federal suit attacks “Right-to-Reject” | In Memoriam: Tim Brown | IUOE reform candidates face uphill battle | The quest for fair play in IBEW Local […]

Summer Appeal 2016: Revitalizing Unio...

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In recent months, AUD has gotten many inquiries, both by phone and email, from union members looking for guidance not only in running for office, but also in how to start reforming their unions when (and if) they take office. But even before it comes to matters of refining bylaws and instituting policies that encourage […]

Annual New York Labor History Confere...

Annual New York Labor History Conference to be held May 6-7, 2016

UDR 208 is in the mail!

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UDR 208 is in the mail! If you’re an AUD subscriber, keep an eye out for it in your mailbox. In this issue: A new kind of opposition in UFT? Graduate students at two universities fight for the right to unionize; Beneli v. NLRB: Local 428 Operating Engineer keeps fighting; New York labor history news; […]

AUD: Looking to the Future

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Last year at this time, we wrote to you about our plans to create a documentary film on the history of AUD. As most of you know, we premiered that film — “Herman’s Cure” — this past October at an event to honor AUD co-founder Herman Benson’s 100th birthday. Numerous speakers, including ATU International President […]

Join AUD for: 60 Years of Rebels and ...


Help AUD honor founder Herman Benson’s 100th birthday. Join us on October 3rd 2015 at St. Marks Church in the Bowery, 131 East 10th Street, New York, NY for the premier  of a short film about Benson’s work and the history of AUD, as well as speakers involved in the labor movement. Afterwards, we will […]

Summer Appeal 2015: Hold Them Account...

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We know what we all want – a union that will protect its members from unfair and unscrupulous employers. But all too often AUD gets calls and emails from union members who think their unions are not doing the job we want them to.   Sometimes it is not just apathy or business-as-usual, everyday-run-of-the-mill lack of attention […]