What is a Union?
It's simple really: Unions are workers who stand together to bargain with their bosses for better pay, safer working conditions and decent benefits. When workers stand together, we have power. And that power makes the American Dream more possible for everyone.
Who Needs Unions?
We all do. Corporate CEOs have gotten rich by negotiating multi-million dollar pay packages for themselves while not allowing workers to negotiate a living wage for our families. Unions even the playing field for all workers by standing up to big corporations and fighting for laws that protect everyone.
as union membership decreaSes, income for working people shrinks
WHAT HAVE UNIONS
DONE FOR ME?
Working people stood together in their unions to create the 40-hour work week, paid vacations and good American wages. Today, unions are still the only counterbalance to corporate power.
Do we still need unions?
We need unions more than ever.
Big corporations and Wall Street bankers are dismantling the American Dream by outsourcing our jobs, slashing wages and eliminating retirement just to get bigger bonuses for themselves.
Today, the only thing that stands in their way is working people standing together to make sure everyone has a fair shot.
UNIONS RAISE STANDARDS
for all workers
Get in Touch with a Union Organizer
- Family & Medical Leave ACT
- Pregnancy & Parental LEAVE
- All Breaks at Work (including Lunch Breaks)
- Weekends & Paid Vacation
- Sick Leave
- Minimum Wage
- Social Security
- Overtime & Holiday Pay
- Child Labor Laws
- Privacy Rights
- Civil Rights
- 40-Hour Work Week
- Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA)
- 8-Hour Work Day
- Military Leave
- Protections for immigrant workers
- Workers’ Compensation
- Unemployment Insurance
- Wrongful Termination Laws
- Sexual Harassment Laws
- Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Employer Dental, Life, & Vision Insurance
- Equal Pay Acts of 1963 & 2011
- AND MORE!