JOIN THE GUILD
Joining the Guild is the best way to be a part of democracy at the workplace. Members get to vote on contracts, run for office, and have a say in determining what the union bargains for. If you’re not in the union, you’re on the sidelines. It’s the single best investment you can make in your career.
RECRUIT A MEMBER
If you’re already a member, you understand there’s strength in numbers. The Guild has recruitment material to help you invite your colleagues to join. Please contact The Guild office to get electronic signup forms.
FILE A GRIEVANCE
The word “grievance” might sound formal and intimidating, but it’s simply the established way that we and our employer have agreed to resolve disputes. Grievances are often settled at the local level with the help of a Shop Steward. If you need help with contract claim, please contact The Guild office for assistance.
Belonging to a union isn't only about contract negotiations and the workplace. It's also about connecting with our coworkers outside the office. We can help sponsor events and socials -- maybe a picnic or some pizza. Give us a call at 212.869.9290 to ask us to pitch in.
The Guild has many ways members can be active. Mobilizers, who help spread the word about Guild issues in the workplace and set up social events. Shop Stewards help fellow workers understand the contract. They assist members in grievance discussions or sit in when an employee faces possible discipline. This is known as being a “Weingarten representative."
BECOME A LEADER
Members can run for elected office: in the union’s Representative Assembly and Executive Committee. The Guild’s election rules and by-laws establish how secret ballot elections are conducted.