Thank Labor Unions


Thank Labor Unions
Did you know that labor unions made the following possible?

  • Minimum wage laws
  • Lunch breaks
  • Retirement security
  • Rest periods
  • Child labor laws
  • Sick leave
  • Maternity leave
  • Family leave
    • Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Bereavement leave
  • Military leave
  • 8-hour work days, the 40-hour work week, & work-free weekends
  • Discrimination law enforcement
  • Workplace Safety Standards and Regulations
    • Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA)
  • Fair salaries
  • Paid vacations
  • Paid holidays
  • Overtime pay
  • Equal Pay Acts of 1963 & 2011
    • Requires employers pay men and women equally for the same amount of work
  • Employer health care (as well as dental, vision, and life) insurance
  • Unemployment benefits
  • Disability benefits

Membership means a stronger voice for better pay, better benefits, and better working conditions!

  1. The higher our membership, the more power we have at the bargaining table, and the better our chances of winning a good contract. The power of our union is in its numbers.
  2. Only members have a vote in choosing who runs the union, whether we go on strike, and whether or not to ratify a contract or increase dues.
  3. Members are eligible for many benefits, including scholarship awards, legal and financial services, health savings, discounts, and coupons. Click here to learn more.