|The Association for Union Democracy for a strong labor movement|
"I just got off my butt and JOINED your fine organization. I am recommending that everyone on our Reform Committee do the same..." RDJones, UTU
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Still here, still fighting...
We all know about labor's struggle against its long, slow decline in membership. This fight, often against the relentless opposition of anti-labor business interests and also sometimes, sad to say, labor's own bureaucratic inertia, was compounded this year by the significant legislative assaults we have all grimly read about. But AUD is still being flooded with requests for help from people who know the importance of the labor movement, and want it to be there for themselves and others -- people working and risking to make sure this happens.
Each month, over 25,000 visitors browse AUD's information-packed website, mine our storehouse of “how-tos” and links to relevant sources, and read stories from our Union Democracy Review and $100 Plus Club News. And if the web “surfer” needs more, a call or an email to our office gets it -- last year we provided one-to-one help to a record number of unionists wanting to improve and strengthen their unions. And we are proud to know that our help has made a difference:
“I cannot remember who put me in touch with AUD, however, I'm grateful they did. AUD's guidance, support and encouragement are what I needed to replenish my drive for justice. A complaint of mine has been proceeding through the slow hands of justice. This is why AUD is so important. Its distribution of information to union members gives us what we need to fight back when there are unfair practices in our unions. My struggle goes on. I'm certain that I will be victorious in my efforts. Nichiren Daishonin puts our struggle in context when he states, “Struggle purifies us and brings forth benefits in our lives. Justice or happiness without a battle is an illusion.” Thinking that happiness means a life free of hard work is fantasy. You need AUD and now, AUD needs you to become a member or give a little extra if you can.”
AUD does needs your help. We are facing a serious budgetary shortfall this year. Most of our support comes from rank-and-file unionists, who we understand are themselves more and more stressed. Nevertheless, we continue to count on you so that we can carry on the struggle to do what we do -- what we believe you know needs to be done. And we hope you can come through for us once again.
Your partners in union democracy,
Judith Schneider -- President
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The labor movement is going through enormous challenges and changes. Help us make sure that union democracy isn't overlooked and forgotten.
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AUD depends on the financial contributions of our members and supporters to stay afloat. Without your help we can not keep paying the rent, publishing the magazine and website, and providing the legal, educational, and counseling support that rank-and-file activists need so much. We hope you will agree that this project is worth supporting. Contribute online via our secure credit card service. If you want to contribute offline, give us a call. Please consider putting AUD in your will. It's tax deductible. Federal Employees can give to AUD via the Combined Federal Campaign.
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