Union made


Did you know that labor unions made the following 36 things possible?
1.Weekends without work
2.All breaks at work, including your lunch breaks
3.Paid vacation
4.Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
5.Sick leave
6.Social Security

7.Minimum wage
8.Civil Rights Act/Title VII – prohibits employer discrimination
9.8-hour work day
10.Overtime pay
11.Child labor laws
12.Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA)
13.40-hour work week
14.Workers’ compensation (workers’ comp)
15.Unemployment insurance
17.Workplace safety standards and regulations
18.Employer health care insurance
19.Collective bargaining rights for employees
20.Wrongful termination laws
21.Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA)
22.Whistleblower protection laws
23.Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) – prohibits employers from using a lie detector test on an employee
24.Veteran’s Employment and Training Services (VETS)
25.Compensation increases and evaluations (i.e. raises)
26.Sexual harassment laws
27.Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
28.Holiday pay
29.Employer dental, life, and vision insurance
30.Privacy rights
31.Pregnancy and parental leave
32.Military leave
33.The right to strike
34.Public education for children
35.Equal Pay Acts of 1963 & 2011 – requires employers pay men and women equally for the same amount of work
36.Laws ending sweatshops in the United States

2 thoughts on “Union made

  1. Im in a union, and its the first time I know the things promised to us will happen because its in the contract. My last job for 3 years promised raises and never happened even though I did more then was required of me. Now I know I will, just hope the govt doesnt cancel our pension lol

  2. The gains have been great, and the workers of today need to be great ful , nonetheless , however we got here, what now? Work for skilled labor? I have 20+ years experience as a journeyman metalworker, it is a struggle to get paid for the work. The Bay Bridge? Made in china.

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