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Welcome to AUD. There is a lot of material here, please explore. If you need help or advice with a union democracy problem please start here.

BEFORE YOU BROWSE: The Association for Union Democracy defends the rights of members in their unions because we believe that union democracy means a stronger and more ethical labor movement. This website is designed to help you do the same. If you find your visit helpful, send AUD a generous contribution. Join or contribute to AUD.

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Legal Rights and Organizing
Questions and answers:
practical advice about legal rights and organizing.
Union members' bill of rights:
learn about free speech, elections, financial reports and more.
Democracy on the waterfront: AUD resources for ILA members.
Democracy in the construction trades: hiring hall rules, consolidation, and more.
AUD's Manual for Survival for Women in Nontraditional Work, and other resources.
How do I file a grievance? read our guide online.
See your union's LM-2 financial report online.
Sample letters: get a copy of your union contract or bylaws, file a grievance, run for union office and more.
Handoutsto promote union democracy: legal rights (English and Spanish); cyberrights; checklist for democratic organizing; and more.

Complete text of the LMRDA the law that covers union members' rights and officers' responsibilities.
Get help:
advice, information from AUD.
Mentoring for Lawyers AUD offers mentoring from leading union democracy attorneys.

Union Democracy Review
Get a free sample copy
of our magazine.
Subscribe to UDR!
Get a bundle of 20 copies of UDR for $20.00 to hand out to coworkers.
Read selected articles online: Autoworkers, Teamsters, LMRDA Section 105, and more.
Consolidation in the Construction Trades, keeping the purse strings in the hands of the rank and file.
Educational Workshops
Set up an AUD workshop
for your group or local.
Upcoming workshops:
help us spread the word.
See sample activities we have used to teach about democracy.
Talleres en espa ol/Spanish Language Workshops.

AUDLinks
AUDLinks:
Find rank-and-file groups, legal information, agencies and organizations, and other internet resources.
2005 Best Rank-and-File Website contest
Build an effective rank-and-file website, online guide with sample homepage.
AUD's 2004 Best Rank and File Website results.
AUD's RSS Feeds page, (offsite) send us your feeds.

Books, Pamphlets, AUD T-shirts
Rebels, Reformers, and Racketeers: how insurgents transformed the labor movement by AUD founder Herman Benson. Analyzes insurgent and reform activity in US unions from the 1950's to the present. Read the preface online. See the table of contents.
Other literature
from AUD: Democratic Rights for Union Members, How to Get an Honest Union Election, The Troublemaker's Handbook, and more. Buy books on our site and support AUD!

AUD T-shirts 100% cotton, union-made, "union democracy for a strong labor movement" flame logo.
AUD Decals and Stickers Union-made, "Clean up our union... with democracy!"


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AUD logoThis is the ARCHIVE website for the Association for Union Democracy. The current website is temporarily at http://www.aud2.uniondemocracy.org We keep this site online as a reference. It is not updated.

The Association for Union Democracy (AUD)

is a pro-labor, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the principles and practices of democratic trade unionism in the North American labor movement. It is the premise of AUD that internal democracy makes unions stronger and better able to fight for the rights and interests of working people. No other organization is dedicated solely to advancing the democratic rights of union members.

AUD is a non-partisan organization. We do not support or endorse candidates for union office or particular policies within unions. Rather, AUD supports actions which strengthen the democratic process, promoting membership participation, free speech and fair elections, so that union members can transform and lead their unions. AUD depends on contributions and has limited resources. We provide educational assistance and guidance as to legal rights and organizing to union members fighting for greater control of their unions...(more about AUD, a definition of union democracy, to contribute to AUD)


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Please support AUD Acceptance Mark

If you find this website helpful, send AUD a generous contribution. We cannot continue to provide this service without support from unionists and civil libertarians like you. You may need us. We certainly depend upon you. Donations to AUD are tax-deductible.

Join AUD today: $30 membership and subscription to Union Democracy Review.
Monthly donation: the best way to give to AUD
Your Union can support AUD: find out how
Give a gift subscription to Union Democracy Review to a friend or coworker.

Federal Employees, give to AUD with the Combined Federal Campaign.

Give in memory of a family member, friend, or coworker.

Remember AUD in your will.

Special requests and in-kind contributions.

Volunteer to be a part of AUD's work.


Disclaimer: the information presented on this website is general and intended for educational purposes. It is not a substitute for practical legal advice on any specific situation.


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