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1)   Don’t attend meetings, but if you do arrive late.

2)   Be sure you leave before the meeting is over.

3)   Never have anything to say at the meetings; wait until you get outside

4)  When at meetings, vote to do everything, and then go home and do nothing.

5)   The next day find fault with your officers and fellow members.

6)   Take no part in your union affairs.

7)   Be sure to sit in the back so you can talk things over with other members, nobody will notice.

8)   Get all the union will give, but give nothing.


9)   Talk co-operation but never co-operate.

10)  Never ask anyone to join the union.

11)  Threaten to resign at every opportunity; tell others that they are not doing enough.

12)  If asked to help, always say you haven’t got the time.

13)  Never read anything pertaining to the union.

14)  Never accept an office; it’s much easier to criticize than to do things.

15)  If appointed to a committee, never give any time to it; let the chairman do it all.

16)  Don’t do anything more than you have to and when others willing and unselfishly use their ability to help the cause, howl loudly because the union is run by a clique.

17)  Don’t give any of your ideas that might help the union. Keep them to your self.

18)  Never give thanks for what you have.

W ho are these of lowly pay,
With haggard look and hair of grey?
They get no rest by day or night.
They’re always wrong.
They’re never right.
They do not have a law degree,
But go to bat for you and me.
Though seldom have they been to college,
They must possess the widest knowledge,
Of labor grades and when to grieve,
Vacation pay and sickness leave.
Of overtime and who’s to do it,
Of coffee time and who’s to brew it.
The how and which and why and when,
And all the problems of women and men.
If, with forepersons they agree,
Then they’re rats who’ve got weak knees.
If, to the workers they try to cater,
Then they’re branded as agitators.
Those who have to take this slop
Are called the STEWARDS of your shop.